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Support for groups

Do you have ideas for Northam?


We are  making grants available to make Northam a better place to live and work.


The money is for the community (residents of Northam only) to use on activities or projects they want

to see in Northam.  Do you want to take part in any of the following?

    • Children and youth activities
    • swimming or other exercise
    • Gardening
    • Sewing
    • Business start up/market
    • Breakfast club
    • Support group
    • Tuition
    • Any other activity not mentioned


For more information call 023 8038 8580 or email or



Support for Groups


Supporting groups to build skills and sustainability is an activity key to  the regeneration of the West Itchen area.
It is the core task of our Project Development Officer, Gulzar Sharif.


Our approach is to develop the confidence and skills of local people so that they can run successful organisations within their communities. This strategy will ensure that ownership of projects remain with the organisations responsible for identifying needs, which will be based on local priorities.


We also offer:




We act as an ‘enabler’ by helping organisations navigate the process of searching for funding, and teach them the skills necessary for applying for funds; controlling and monitoring their project; fulfilling reporting requirements; and developing sustainable ongoing services through the development of enterprising activity.  We act as an adviser and monitor not only helping you acquire funding, but also providing assistance to ensure that you are able to meet your objectives and funding requirements.


See our Grants page to learn more about funding.


Premises for the voluntary sector


West Itchen Community Trust’s property portfolio is managed commerically to support the activities of the organisation and contribute to local development, however we also house other voluntary organisations in subsidised workspace. We provide quality office space at affordable prices and favourable terms.


To see premises availability see our Property pages or contact Suzanne Longhurst on 023 8038 1064 or




We are able to help individuals make links into existing voluntary and community networks so as to encourage peer learning.  We also fund the development of new networks and training for these groups where specialist support is required. We work closely with Tenants & Residents Associations to encourage increased communication between individual associations.

To find out how we can support your group or organisation, call the office and contact Gulzar on 023 8038 8580 or

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