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Rural Enterprise

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... of work now undertaken has grown out of a dedicated programme which began in 2005 supporting a range of retailers, small businesses and social enterprises in communities throughout Wiltshire and Swindon. ...

Community Transport

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... is available here. Community First also provides assistance to communities wanting to start up their own Community Transport initiatives. For information about the support on offer in this regard please ...

Community Services

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Community First both offers and supports services for communities. We offer services such as competitive group insurance for Village Halls and Parish Councils, provide a bulk oil buying service as ...

Community Development

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Community development supports communities to thrive. Community development supports communities to identify and agree local needs and aspirations and to take practical, collective action to address ...

Parent Champions

Created on 19 August 2015. Posted in Community Development

... share with their families. The project aims to build up a network of volunteers across Wiltshire who are able to support families access information in their own communities A range of information ...

Building Better Opportunities

Created on 27 February 2015. Posted in Partnerships

... next stage, will provide £3.9 Million of funding that will benefit Wiltshire and Swindon communities, via Community First’s partner schemes. Building Better Opportunities sees the Big Lottery ...

EnAct

Created on 02 July 2014. Posted in Community Development

EnAct is the new service from Community First, supporting community engagement and action within communities across Wiltshire and Swindon. This new service is structured to provide two levels of support ...

Community Organising

Created on 02 July 2014. Posted in Community Development

... and capacity within communities. They offer a new way of initiating community led activities and a different path into volunteering. Community Organising is a truly ‘bottom-up approach - engaging ...

Effective Communication

Created on 09 January 2014. Posted in Community Led Planning Resources

... effectively.pdf186.11 KB Publicising your project.pdf413.85 KB Social Media Tools for Communities.pdf135.65 KB  ...

Project Inspire

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Youth Action Wiltshire

... to suit the needs of the young people, communities and partners it serves, please contact either Sam Hill or Rachel Greig who are the current Inspire Tutor and Support Workers. Employers, Training Providers ...

Village Shops and Community Retailing

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

... and sustain the viability of their shops and assisting communities develop new social enterprise shops, cafes and solutions for communities who have lost their local facilities. Shops and Cafes are the ...

Rural Enterprise

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

... First is seeking to support communities make use of their remaining community assets and turn them into viable concerns. These could be village halls, redundant school buildings, churches, reading rooms, ...

Store is the Core

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

... remain the beating heart of rural communities. The Store is the Core Introduction film is below. Please visit www.storeisthecore.org.uk to view all five training films.  ...

Post Point

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

The 'Alternative Postal Services Toolkit' In a response to the closure of 2500 post offices across the UK in 2008 Community First developed the 'Post Point' concept and a toolkit designed to enable communities ...

Wiltshire CT Development Fund

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Wilts CT Fund

... a wider range of services Enable communities to trial new services which assist local people to better access local facilities Support the establishment of wholly new community and voluntary transport ...

Landfill Communities Fund

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Grants and Funding

Please note: We currently hold a large number of applications to the Landfill Communities Fund.  Projects are welcome to send in Expressions of Interest but please bear in mind that we may not ...

Village Hall Insurance

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Community Services

... and Community First's general support for rural communities. It can reduce insurance costs incurred by village halls and help ensure the future of Community First's services to village halls in a sustainable ...

Consultancy

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Community Services

...  Cranborne Chase AONB SWAN (South West ACRE Network) Somerset Rural Community Council Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) Plunkett Foundation South Marston Parish Council Pewsey Area Community ...

Broadband

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Broadband

... have never accessed online services. The team are also working with communities to start up digital literacy volunteering opportunities, helping to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to become a ...