Community First

Registered Charity Number: 288117

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Community First is Wiltshire's Rural Community Council, a charity that works to improve the quality of life and economic well being of people and local communities throughout Wiltshire and Swindon.

Championing local communitis in Wiltshire and Swindon

For over 50 years Community First has worked alongside those communities, enabling and facilitating local action. Our extensive networks have involved parish and town councils, village and committees, youth clubs, village shops, community transport groups, link schemes and community leaders across the county. We work to strengthen and grow local communities in Wiltshire and Swindon and support the most disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Why the community needs us

We reach people who may otherwise not get the help they need and we help strengthen communities through grant giving and advice

Our impact on the community

* Supported 415 community halls through our Village Hall service * Supported 208 young carers aged between 8-25 years * Supported 2200 vulnerable older people through the Good Neighbours Service * Helped 153 vulnerable young people at risk of unemployment through Project Inspire * Assisted 13 communities through community planning processes * Trained 259 Councillors and Clerks * Gave £490,000 to local communities to develop local amenities e.g. playgrounds, sports grounds and nature reserves

Contact Us

Community First Unit C2 Beacon Business Centre
Hopton Park

SN10 2EY

Phone: 01380 722475

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March 2016 March 2015
Total Income £1,984,219 £2,302,689
Total Expenditure £2,027,047 £2,172,727

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