News & Updates
News and updates from Community First including our programme areas.
#VillageHallsWeek: LACE-UP grant enables fantastic programme of free exercise and activity classes at Leigh Park Community Centre
Leigh Park Community Centre has recently launched a free programme of exercise classes for local residents, supported with a grant from LACE-UP an ACRE & Sport England pilot project.
National Charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and their 38 member organisations (including Community First) are running a week long campaign to celebrate England’s 10,000 Village Halls.
Community First is delighted that it has been given the opportunity to pursue the acquisition of the Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre
HRH the Duchess of Cornwall who is Patron of Community First attended the Youth Action Wiltshire annual Carols by Candlelight Service on 14th December 2018 at Malmesbury Abbey.
As part of the Macmillan Cancer Connections project, Alex has spent some time in Salisbury chatting to people about their cancer experience, including at the Salisbury at Salisbury Cancer Support Centre.
Well done to Kerry McKenzie who was recently voted UK Youth Young Person of the year 2018! Kerry was presented with her award by HRH Princess Anne on 13th November 2018.
Macmillan Community Development Coordinator Alex recently chatted with Link Coordinator Maggie who shared her own cancer experience and kindly agreed to appear in this short film.
In 2017 Community First in partnership with Wiltshire Community Land Trust and Wiltshire Council introduced a community-led housing partnership.
If you want to reduce fuel costs for your business, community building or home during the cold winter snap, look no further than Wiltshire’s oil buying scheme.
Tesco Bags of Help supports Community Organising project to launch new Volunteer Good Neighbour Schemes.
Community First is delighted to announce that we are in the customer vote for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco. Vote for us in Chippenham Tesco stores during November-December 2018!
Youth Action Wiltshire, the youth arm of Community First, has celebrated its 70th anniversary with a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Community First welcomes new Community Organiser Clara Hickman to the team.
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