Community First News & Updates
Community First AGM & Awards Celebration 2022
Community First held its AGM and Awards Celebration at the Town Hall, Devizes on 12th October 2022. The was the first ‘in-person’ AGM and awards ceremony held since 2019 due to Covid-19. The Community First awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional contribution made by groups and individuals across Wiltshire and Swindon. Thank you to all of our guests who attended the event including our staff, trustees, members, volunteers and award winners.
Community First Celebration Video
Each year at the AGM, we showcase a short film which highlights the amazing work our teams have carried out over the last 12 months. This year is no exception and we are delighted to share our Community First Celebration Video for 2022 which you can view below:
Community First Award Celebration Winners 2022
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 including Youth Action Wiltshire, 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 Michael Jones Award for Inspirational Link Scheme or Community Minibus Volunteer
Hilary and Babs Light
The Martin Hamer In Special Recognition Award
Most Innovative Community Run Project or Service Award
John Griffin – Borehole Project (Bradford on Avon Bowls Club)
Project Inspire Achievement Award
Splash Achievement Award
Splash Volunteer Award
Young Carers Achievement Award – Under 12 years
Young Carers Achievement Award – Over 12 years
Community First – Young Leaders Achievement Award
Community Project funded through the Landfill Communities Fund programme (or individual who has made it happen)
Robbie’s Endeavour Trophy
Local Council Community Project Award
Memory Cafe (Haydon Wick Parish Council)
The Arthur Laflin Volunteer Award
Please see below for a selection of photographs of our award winners. Photo credit: Ben Jarvis.
Maggie Banda (Community Project funded through the Landfill Communities Fund programme (or individual who has made it happen)
Community First Award winners 2022 group photo