Our Services

Community First supports rural communities across Wiltshire & Swindon. Find out more about our award winning services to support vibrant communities and brighter futures.

Our Services

Community First supports rural communities across Wiltshire & Swindon. Find out more about our award winning services to support vibrant communities and brighter futures.

Community First: Our Services

Community First manages a wide-range of programmes to support vibrant communities and brighter futures for the people who live and work in Wiltshire and Swindon. All of our programmes and services aim to meet our objectives: connecting communities, tackling disadvantage, encouraging enterprise and inspiring ideas through innovation.

Community Development

Community Transport

Providing advisory and support services to Link (volunteer car driver) Schemes and Community Minibus groups across Wiltshire and Swindon.

Community Organising

A truly bottom up approach to engaging with communities. Our Community Organisers help people work together to find solutions to important local issues.

Community Led Housing

Providing support and engagement to encourage the development of sustainable, affordable places for people to live in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Local Councils (WALC)

Providing an advisory and support service to Local Councils in Wiltshire & Swindon through the Wiltshire Association of Local Councils (WALC).

Village Halls

Providing an advisory and support service to Village Halls and Community Buildings in Wiltshire and Swindon, through the Wiltshire Village Halls Association (WVHA).

Volunteering Portal

The home of volunteering in Wiltshire, find a volunteering role or advertise a role today using our free self-service tool Volunteer Connect.

Youth Action Wiltshire

Youth Action Wiltshire

Youth Action Wiltshire is the national award-winning ‘youth arm’ of Community First.

Wiltshire Young Carers

Youth Action Wiltshire supports young carers aged 5-18 years through the Wiltshire Young Carers service.

Splash

Youth Action Wiltshire supports young people ‘facing challenges in their lives’ through the Splash service.

Project Inspire

Youth Action Wiltshire supports young people aged 16-19 years who are Not In Education Employment or Training (NEET) through Project Inspire.

Youth Clubs Support

Youth Action Wiltshire provides practical support, assistance and advice to new or existing youth clubs in Wiltshire.

Building Bridges Programme

Building Bridges Programme

The Building Bridges Programme is a partnership of organisations in Wiltshire and Swindon who are helping people overcome their barriers to employment and education. The programme is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Programme Website

Visit the Building Bridges programme website and find out more about the programme including our partners, the support on offer and information on how to make a referral or take part in the programme.

Grants & Enterprise

Grants & Funding

Community First offers grants and funding for local businesses and community projects including the LEADER programme and Landfill Communities Fund.

Insurance

Community First represents Zurich in the provision of insurance for Parish Councils and Village Halls.

Bulk Oil Buying

Community First works with Oil Fuel Poverty Solutions to deliver a bulk oil buying scheme which helps members save money on the cost of domestic heating oil.

Creative & Consultancy

Creative & Digital (Bold)

Affordable, professional creative agency with a social mission. Offering bespoke support with marketing, communications, website development and graphic design.

Consultancy

The Community First team has many years experience of the voluntary or third sector and regularly undertakes commissioned projects on behalf of a wide range of clients on a consultancy basis.