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Rural Enterprise

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Community First has become a lead organisation in the support of village retailing and rural business and enterprise in Wiltshire and Swindon and more recently across the South West region. The variety ...

Community Services

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... well as support community and social enterprise, rural housing and the provision of broadband. We also provide a consultancy service, undertaking commissioned projects with a wide range of clients. For ...

Access and Well Being

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The Link Project supports an existing network of 45 community based Link Schemes in Wiltshire and Swindon, supporting individuals to live independently and reduce isolation in our rural county.  ...

Smart Meters

Created on 26 October 2016. Posted in Community Services

... and it won't use your Wi-Fi if you have it, and even rural locations will be covered by the network which covers 99.25 per cent of Great Britain. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, ...

Building Better Opportunities

Created on 27 February 2015. Posted in Partnerships

Working for Inclusion in Wiltshire and Swindon     Community First, Wiltshire and Swindon’s Rural Community Council has announced it has secured development funding through stage ...

Village Shops and Community Retailing

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

... beating heart of village life and without them the most vulnerable in our rural communities such as the elderly and people without access to transport can become increasingly isolated. Store is the Core ...

Rural Enterprise

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

... chain from smaller producers to retailers throughout Wiltshire and Swindon. The Rural Enterprise team are currently seeking funding to develop the proposal.   Developing Community Hubs Community ...

Store is the Core

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Rural Enterprise

Stores is the Core is a programme designed specifically to support village and rural retailers; ‘helping them thrive’. The programme which was first piloted in 2008 has helped many retailers across the ...

Plain Action

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Grants and Funding

PLAIN ACTION This programme of funding 2015 to 2021 is all about increasing jobs and the local economy in rural areas. Applications for funding must show that they either directly or indirectly do this. ...

Vale Action

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Grants and Funding

LATEST NEWS This programme of funding 2015 to 2021 is all about increasing jobs and the local economy in rural areas. Applications for funding must show that they either directly or indirectly do this. ...

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

... planning - Village retailing - Financial planning - Local food supply chains Category specific assignments: - Transport - Rural Housing - Community Enterprise - Community Shops WHO WE ARE CF Consultancy ...

Broadband

Created on 03 June 2013. Posted in Broadband

Broadband brings many benefits to homes and businesses and it has quickly become an essential utility for modern life. However, for many rural areas in Wiltshire and some parts of Swindon Borough ...

CF Bulk Oil Buying

Created on 16 October 2012. Posted in Community Services

... isn't one. The scheme is being promoted by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire, a long established and well respected Wiltshire charity.  By bringing communities throughout ...

Community First and Broadband

Created on 15 October 2012. Posted in Broadband

Improving rural access to Superfast Broadband is an important priority for Community First and one that is recognised by Defra which provides funding for involvement in this issue. Community First ...

History

Created on 31 March 2011. Posted in News

Rural Community Councils (RCCs) were first introduced in England just after the First World War when 24 RCCs were established with a remit to support and encourage rural communities through development ...

Rural Housing

Created on 21 February 2011. Posted in Community Services

The lack of affordable homes is a serious problem for people living in the rural areas of Wiltshire & Swindon. With the downturn in the economy and a change of central government focus rural sites ...

Leaving a legacy

Created on 16 November 2010. Posted in Support Us

A legacy can make all the difference Have you considered leaving a legacy to Community First? At some time in the future, it could be your legacy that that assists a rural community. YOU really could ...