Community First News & Updates
Community First AGM and Awards Celebration 2023
The Community First Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Celebration took place on Wednesday 11th October 2023 at Devizes Town Hall. The Community First awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution made by groups and individuals across Wiltshire and Swindon. Thank you to everyone who attended the event including our staff, trustees, members, volunteers and award winners.
Community First Celebration Video
Each year at our AGM, Community First creates a short film highlighting the work our teams have carried out over the previous 12 months. The Community First annual celebration video can be viewed below. This short film is based on the Community First Annual Review 2022-2023 which you can also read and download as a PDF file.
Community First Award Winners 2023
It is always an honour to recognise the contribution made by the many outstanding groups, organisations, volunteers and young people who give so much of their time and enthusiasm to support the work of Community First and our programmes and services, Youth Action Wiltshire, outdoor education, the Building Bridges Programme and Community Development.
Congratulations to all of our winners for their well-deserved awards, many thanks also to Community First President Sarah Troughton for presenting each of our winners with a trophy and certificate. A full list of winners can be found below.
Full List of Award Winners
The Micheal Jones Award for Inspirational Link Scheme or Community Minibus Volunteer
Janice Vincent (Malmesbury Link Scheme)
Community Project Funded through the Landfill Communities Fund
Roger Baker (Ashbury Village Hall)
The Martin Hamer in Special Recognition Award
Most Innovative Community Run Project or Service
Darry New (Community Bus, Haydon Wick)
Robbie’s Endeavour Trophy
Winterslow Youth Club
Young Carers Achievement Award – Under 12 years
Young Carers Achievement Award – Over 12 years
Project Inspire Achievement Award
Splash Achievement Award
Splash Volunteer Award
Community First Young Leader’s Achievement Award
Building Bridges Outstanding Achievement Award
The Arthur Laflin Volunteer Award
Jacquie Henly (Hilmarton Parish Council)
Please see below for a selection of photographs of our award winners.
Photo credit: Ben Jarvis.
Community First award winners 2023 group photo