Town Digital Hub - democracy to public services meeting

Help bring democracy to your public services!

Would you like a digital hub in your community? 

You are invited to find out more! 

Friday 16 October at 2pm

The Hub@BA15, Church Street,  Bradford on Avon  BA15 1LH 

Town Digital Hub is a new digital solution that enables cheaper, better public services via collaboration between councils and community organisations and that provides rewarding work for young people. 

What is it? Online "collaboration plans" to help councils, the third sector and the private sector to work together to deliver joined-up public services. 

Who is it aimed at? Councils and voluntary organisations who are trying to save money on public services delivery but wanting to improve the services provided to the public. 

Who benefits? The public get better services, easier access to services, and the opportunity to provide feedback. We train and mentor young people to build the digital hubs and collaboration plans. 

Why is it different? The collaboration plans are based on revolutionary collaboration theory. The software was developed and proven in the NHS. 

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Revisions to Town Boundary - Trowbridge Oct 13th

Trowbridge Town Council believes that Trowbridge has made a step change in recent years, with its own investment in the Civic Centre and the Town Park, support for the development of new shops, the ODEON cinema and restaurants, the weekly market, new businesses and a growing population. The Town Council has supported local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce, including the Business Expo in July and the establishment of a Business Improvement District for the town centre.

Trowbridge Town Council wants to ensure that this transformation continues into the future so that together we can all deliver a sustainable town with a full range of facilities and services for the whole community. We hope that you will support our campaign.

Trowbridge Town Council is already working with partners on plans to deliver; new sports pitches and outdoor leisure facilities, improved cultural and heritage venues and activities in the Museum and at the Town Hall, a new health and well-being centre and other improvements in the town centre. It also wants to improve our car parks and make them more affordable for people who work in the town centre and visit Trowbridge, retain our town bus services, provide better children's play areas and new and improved youth facilities including skate-parks.

Trowbridge Town Council can only do these things for the whole town if the areas of new development are included in the town boundary and everyone makes a contribution to our success. Wiltshire Council is currently undertaking a consultation on changes to the town boundary and everyone needs to respond to the consultation. If you think that Trowbridge Town Council should continue to deliver a better place, with better facilities then please tell Wiltshire Council that:

Trowbridge needs one town council for all of the town and we support all of the revisions to the town boundary proposed by Trowbridge Town Council.

Please attend the public meeting on Tuesday 13th October at 6pm in County Hall and complete the online survey at:

A copy of the survey form is attached below showing appropriate answers, along with a map showing the proposed changes to the town boundary. Alternatively please e-mail your comments to

Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you for your support.

Lance Allan, Town Clerk

01225 765072

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HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants

Apply for HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants

Thanks to HRUK's partnership with sandwich franchise SUBWAY® and the fundraising they do in-store and through the SUBWAY® Family 5Ks, HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you.

As you will see from our current HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants, we are helping many people to lead heart-healthy lifestyles.

HTV region opens Sept 1st and closes Oct 12th.

To apply, please download these documents hereApplication Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Application form and Frequently Asked Questions.

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Princes Fund Opens for Applications by Oct 8th

The Prince's Countryside Fund has opened for applications with £725,000 available to rural communities.

Pressure on rural communities and people living and working in our countryside continued to mount, said the fund.

Village shops, pubs and services were continuing to disappear and farm businesses were struggling from a major downturn, it warned.

Meanwhile, more support was needed to help younger people into farming and other rural careers.

The fund said it was opening to help support inspiring rural initiatives that tackled these issues.

Organisations and charities that are helping to protect and sustain Britain's farming and rural communities can apply for much needed funding of up to £50,000.

The Prince's Countryside Fund opens online for grant applications on Monday, 7 September, until Thursday, 8 October.

Since its inception in 2010, the charity has given £6 million in grants, distributed to 135 projects across the country, directly benefitting 160,000 people.

Fund director Claire Saunders said; "Rural and farming communities are under immense pressure at the moment.

"We are looking for projects which will have a long-term positive impact to help sustain our rural areas and encourage enterprise that will help the people who care for our countryside and make it tick.

"Britain's environment, security and prosperity depends on our countryside."

Ms Saunders said three quarters of British land was farmed, and agriculture was central to the landscape.

"It is crucial that we protect this priceless national asset and provide funding that supports the remarkable people working to create and sustain a vibrant rural economy."

Projects will be considered on their contribution to one of three key countryside issues:

1. Thriving Rural Communities - projects that provide innovative solutions to deliver assets and services that keep rural communities together and develop a more sustainable rural economy.

2. Rural Livelihoods - projects that focus on developing stronger, more sustainable farm and rural enterprises with the aim of halting the decline of the rural economy.

3. Farmers of the Future - projects that help improve skills and increase opportunities of taking up rural careers, in particular in farming.

The deadline for grant applications is 5pm on Thursday, 8 October 2015. For details, click here. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Source Rural Services Network

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Free training in Bristol with FSI October 7th and 8th

The FSI is bringing free training to Bristol so that all small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.

Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.   Each course has a market value of £325 per delegate place, course places are donated to small charities by the sponsors, donors, funders and Trustees of the FSI.

  • Venue Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
  • Date 7-8 October 2015 (book one day or both)
  • Time 9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 9.15am)
  • Cost The training provided and all delegate materials are free of charge to FSI Small Charity Members and Associate Members.  However we require a £50 deposit to secure your booking, £40 is refunded to you on attendance and £10 is retained as a booking fee.
  • Multiple bookings  As demand for our training events is so high, we limit each charity to four places over the two days, and people from the same charity may not attend the same course as each other except for the half day workshops for CEOs and Trustees.  Don't worry, we'll provide you with a workbook and electronic copies of the materials so you can share the learning with your colleagues!

Please visit the FSI website to view a full description and apply for your place.

Are you a Member of the FSI?  If not you need to join prior to booking.

You must be a member of the FSI to book - membership is free to charities with a turnover less than £1.5m and we have an Associate Membership category for charities with a turnover £1.5m - £5m. View further information about membership eligibility here: 

Over two days, the event will offer full-day and half-day workshops in nine different topics.  Your charity can access up to four places at the event:

  • Trustee Role: Strategy Development
  • Trustee Role: Risk Management
  • Fundraising from Trusts & Fundraising
  • Community and Events Fundraising
  • Supporting and Managing Volunteers
  • Develop Your Fundraising Strategy
  • Developing Your Corporate Relationships
  • Developing Your Case for Support
  • Demonstrating Your Impact

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Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust Grant

Max. Value: £ 2,000

Deadline: 01 Nov 2015

Grants are available for voluntary and community sector organisations undertaking projects involving music and the arts, especially in the lives of children, the disabled and disadvantaged.

Recent examples of grants are:-

·         Bath Area Play Project £2000

·         Edington Music Festival Association £1000

·         English Touring Opera £3000

·         Hope and Homes for Children £2000

·         Mentoring Plus (Bath)£2000

·         Mid-Somerset Festival £4000

·         RUH Arts Fund £3000

·         Wiltshire Music Centre £4000

·         Young Classical Artist Trust £2000

Source - funding central

North Wessex Downs AONB Sustainable Development Fund

SDF funding is aimed supporting a range of projects that bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the North Wessex Downs AONB. Detailed criteria and information on how to add value to your project can be found in the Guidelines. You may also wish to look at examples of projects previously supported through the SDF, found to the left of this page.

Max. Value: Discretionary

Deadline: 31 Oct 2015

Financial assistance is available for innovative, sustainable projects that bring environmental, social and economic benefits to the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Who can apply?

  • Community and voluntary groups and groups working in partnership.
  • The private sector
  • Local Authorities and public bodies
  • Charities
  • Businesses.

How to apply

Click here to fill out a brief Expression of Interest detailing your proposal.

Include as much information as you have at this time. Our SDF Co-ordinator will assess your proposal against our criteria and contact you with any advice, before inviting you to proceed with your full application.

Please read the Guidelines above and if you require any further information, contact the North Wessex Downs office on 01488 685440 or email to discuss your project.

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Think Big with O2 Fund reopens

Telecoms provider O2 has announced that its "Think Big with O2" youth programme has reopened. The programme supports young people in the UK (aged between 13 and 25) who want to make positive changes to their communities. Initially funding of £300 is available to get projects off the ground. If the project is completed successfully young people may be invited to apply for the second level of the programme  - Think Bigger where O2 provides funding of up to £2,500.

The programme is open to individuals and groups of young people and the money can be used to cover project related costs such as: materials & equipment; cost of renting space; transportation; advertising, etc.

For example, Routes Festival received funding for a new music festival for Halifax, which will provide a platform for young musicians (aged 12-25) to showcase their talents at an open and accessible event.

The closing date for applications is the 11th November 2015.

More details online 

Source - Artsinwiltshire blog

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Public Toilet Consultation - Melksham and Warminster CAPs

We all understand that Wiltshire Council have to save money. What we don't always understand is the way they go about undertaking consultations to establish exactly what the public thinks - all too often these are tucked away unnoticed and unannounced, with words such as "stakeholders" used to disguise the fact that it actually refers to every single person who lives, works, shops, visits and passes through our towns and villages.

It has come to Melksham Community Area Partnership's notice that Wiltshire Council are now seriously considering closing our public toilets. Please see the following statement. A link to the website is shown below and you are encouraged to have your say on the matter.

"One of the services under review for 2015/ 16 is the public convenience service.  Council's [sic] do not have a statutory duty to provide public conveniences. Many town and parish councils already provide the public convenience service in their area. In some areas supermarkets and shops are open to the public to use, often with longer opening hours."

Click on this link to have your say:

 Link to Public Conveniences Survey

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Money Saving Expert (MSE) Fund Closes Sept 30th

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Max. Value: £ 5,000

Opens Sept 1st  Deadline: 30 Sep 2015

Grants are awarded to organisations in the United Kingdom for projects that tackle financial and consumer illiteracy.

Grants are available for constituted groups/charities looking to develop projects.

"All grants are given at the discretion of the Trustees". 


Applications can be partially completed and resumed at a later point but you must copy your unique resume URL out before exiting.

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Ministry of Defence Invites Applications to New £10m Covenant Fund

The Ministry of Defence has launched a new annual £10 million Covenant Fund to support the UK's armed forces community through the Armed Forces Covenant.

Replacing and consolidating all previous Covenant related funding schemes, the new Fund will provide £10 million each year in perpetuity, starting from 2015/16.

The Covenant is a pledge made between the civilian community and the armed forces. It aims to develop a better understanding between the civilian and armed forces community, which includes Service personnel and their families, and to tackle any disadvantages arising from service.

The Covenant Fund offers both small and large grants to support the following three priorities which have been set for 2015-16:

  • Community integration.
  • The coordination and delivery of support to the armed forces community.
  • Former service personnel in the criminal justice system.

There are two application routes:

  • Small grants of up to £20,000 are available to statutory bodies, registered charities, armed forces units with an UIN and Community Interest Companies. There will be two funding rounds in 2015. Round 1 is currently accepting applications with a deadline of 17 September 2015 (12 noon).
  • Large grants of between £20,001 and £500,000 are available to statutory bodies, registered charities and registered community interest companies. The large grants programme has a two stage application process. The first stage requires an Expression of Interest form which can be submitted at any time until the deadline of 24 September 2015 (12noon).

The funding is for one-off projects, which have lasting impact, and clear exit or sustainability strategies.

Full details can be found on the GOV.UK website

Source: Ministry of Defence,Funding Central 14/08/2015

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Transition Marlborough's AGM and Film How to Change the World

Satellite Film Screening of HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD and live discussion, is on Wednesday 9th September, starting at 8pm in the Town Hall at Marlborough. Find out more here... We will also provide you with the latest information on what will be discussed at COP 21. Read about United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon's aspirations for this crucial summit, including the six most important principles that must be agreed by all world leaders, here...

Transition Marlborough's AGM will take place immediately before this screening, so please come along at 7pm if you would like to hear about what we have been doing for the past 12 months.
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Wiltshire Community Foundation's Funding News

Do you want to help more people or need support to keep going?  

Wiltshire's Community Foundation want to make a positive change in Wiltshire and Swindon by helping local groups make life better for their communities.  We aim to help you to support those who need it most. shire Community Foundation's 

You can apply to more than one of their grant funds in the same year if you meet the criteria for each fund. The first step is to complete an online expression of interest to see if you are eligible to go forward to a full application form.  Read more about the different funds below and use the links to start your application process.

Office of Police & Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Grant

Up to £3,000 for one year for projects which seek to bring communities together to tackle local issues improving trust and understanding, and welcomes projects which offer a new or innovative approach.  Applications should focus on one or more of the following areas - anti-social behaviour, crime in local neighbourhoods, drug and alcohol related crime, reducing re-offending, violence against women and girls, youth crime or raising awareness and combating cyber-crime against older people.  Closing date for applications is 18th September - visit our website to find out more and apply.

Foundation Grant

Up to £5,000 a year for up to three years.  We will fund projects which: reduce isolation, improve access to skills development, provide access to social and recreational opportunities, improve opportunities for employment and help people move on with their lives.  Closing date for expression of interest 1st October - visit our website to find out more and apply.

Foundation Small Grants - NOW UP TO £1,000 ALL YEAR ROUND

Up to £1,000 for new and smaller groups to help with running costs and overheads.  ??Available all year round.

To start the application process for all our grants please visit our website, select the 'Apply' tab and you will find the 'Expression of Interest' button below our eligibility criteria.

Source: Wiltshire Community Foundation's Funding News, Events  and Training for September 2015

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Melksham Food and River Festival September 5th and 6th

Melksham Community Area Partnership is just one of over 50 companies and organisations who will be having a stall this year at the Melksham Food and River Festival which takes place on Sunday 6th September in the King George V Playing Fields, with the "Littlefest" kicking the event off the day before in the adjacent Littlebrook (shopping) Centre in Melksham. 

Please come long and join in the fun! Saturday and Sunday Sept 5th and 6th

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Bupa Foundation - Mid-Life Mental Health funding programme

Bupa UK, which launched its Foundation earlier in the year, has announced its first funding round. A total of £1 million will be available in grants during 2015 and the theme of the first funding programme is Mid-Life Mental Health. In particular, the Foundation is looking for applications that focus on the priority areas of prevention, early intervention and integration between physical and mental health. The Bupa UK Foundation expects to make around 20 grants split across the following levels:

·         Larger grants - over £50,000 for projects that have a broad reach and the potential to deliver a sustained impact

·         Medium grants - up to £50,000 for distinct one-off projects, which might include pilots of new models of care or initiatives designed to benefit clearly defined groups

·         Small grants - up to £10,000 for smaller projects delivered at local level to directly benefit a specific group.

The funding is available to not-for profit organisations, for profit organisations and individuals. However, projects need to be for the public benefit.

The closing date for applications is the 4th September 2015.

Read more online

Source artsinwiltshire blog

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Comic Relief UK Grant - Deadline Oct 1st 2015


The external environment for the voluntary sector in the UK continues to change. Internationally, the Sustainable Development Goals will be ratified in September 2015. We are therefore taking this opportunity to look at evolving our grants strategy. A revised strategy will be launched here in early 2016.

You can still apply to the UK Main Fund until midday 1 October 2015. Funding for small UK grants up to £10,000 remains available through the UK Community Foundation network

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Apply for HRUK Healthy Heart Grants

Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants of up to £5,000 and up to £10,000 are available across the UK for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.

To give you an idea about the type of projects we have recently funded, have a look at our current Healthy Heart projects and our highlights, but remember we're always on the lookout for innovative, new projects that promote heart health.

When to apply

There are two rounds each year.

 Applications for the spring round can be submitted during January and February with a closing date of 28 February.

 Applications for the autumn round can be submitted during July and August with a closing date of 31 August.

 Applications will not be accepted outside of these dates.

(Source artsinwiltshire blog)

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Greensquare Community Fund - deadline Aug 24th

The next deadline for funding applications to GreenSquare's Community Fund is Monday 24th August 2015. Any local group or organisation can apply - this includes small community groups such as a lunch club, residents' group or parent and toddler group. All applicants must have a bank account for their group and grants are only awarded in areas in which GreenSquare customers live. Covers Swindon Malmesbury, Calne and the surrounding Villages, Corsham, Trowbridge, Melksahm and Bradford on Avon as well as Chippenham and the surrounding villages.
For more information contact the Community Involvement Team at GreenSquare on 01249 465465 or email or visit their website:
Source artsinwiltshire blog
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RURAL communities are set to benefit from a landmark ruling in favour of smaller rural housing developments.

It comes after two local authorities successfully challenged a government decision to exempt developers from providing affordable housing on developments with fewer than 10 homes.

Justice David Holgate quashed a number of measures following a High Court challenge by West Berkshire Council and Reading Borough Council on Friday (31 July).

Mr Justice Holgate made his decision regarding a joint Judicial Review in relation to a ministerial written statement which itself was made by housing minister Brandon Lewis on 28 November 2014.

In short, Mr Justice Holgate found in favour of the councils on four of the five grounds and has ordered that the relevant part of the National Planning Policy Guidance relating to the Ministerial Statement and all subsequent changes be quashed.

Therefore there are no longer any affordable housing thresholds and no vacant building credit.

The Rural Services Network (RSN), which gave a witness statement on behalf of its members into the legal proceedings, said it was delighted by Justice Holgate's ruling.

RSN chief executive Graham Biggs MBE said: "This is a landmark judgment which favours small rural housing developments, and thereby rural communities, the length and breadth of England."

The RSN had argued that the government's exemption policy could "decimate the provision of rural affordable housing because most sites in villages are small".

Mr Biggs said: "These planning requirements are the mechanism which delivers most of the new affordable homes in our villages. Without them, families will be priced out of the countryside.

"There is scant evidence that such planning agreements undermine development site viability and, where local authorities conclude it would, they can already reduce the burden.

"This judgment endorses our concerns."

In contesting the government's decision, Mr Biggs said the RSN was concerned not just about the processes through which the government's decision was reached but, more fundamentally about the impact of the decision itself.

Mr Biggs said: "We hope that the government will reflect on these issues and not appeal the judgment."

Developers already had the ability to negotiate the number of affordable homes that go on a site, if they could show it would bring into question its financial viability, said Mr Biggs.

Such local negotiations, with decisions taken by the local planning authority, were the right approach, rather than having a blanket rule imposed by central government.

Alan Law, West Berkshire's executive member for planning, said: "The decision to legally challenge the government on this issue was not taken lightly.

"The judgement handed down today confirms that the council were fully justified in challenging this policy change in order to deliver much needed affordable housing and safeguard funding for critical infrastructure such as education.

"This was a concern for the council and by joining with Reading it was demonstrated that this issue was a cross party concern."

Source RSN Online - image Western Daily Press

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Government opens consultation process for new sports strategy

The Government has today opened a consultation on its new cross-departmental strategy for sport.

At the same time, the Sport and Recreation Alliance is publishing details of its extensive programme of opportunities for Alliance members to help form the sector's response.

The consultation will be open for just over eight weeks and will close on 2 October 2015. As part of the process, which will see the first new sports strategy since 2002, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will be collecting feedback for the consultation via online submissions and respondents will be asked a series of 70 questions around ten core themes.

View the themes included in the consultation

In response to today's announcement, Emma Boggis, Chief Executive of the Sport and Recreation Alliance said,

"We're very pleased that the new Government has seized an opportunity early in this parliament to make progress on a new strategy for the sector."

She says the Alliance will be arguing strongly for a root and branch review of the government's objectives, how sport can contribute to them and the best ways of supporting the sector to do so.

"It is important that the strategy is genuinely cross-government to reflect the wide ranging impact that sport and recreation can have. Our Ministers' To Do List was aimed at a number of Government departments precisely for this reason."

The Alliance CEO also believes that, given the huge footprint of the sector, the strategy needs to take in the wider delivery landscape, including the roles and responsibilities of local authorities, particularly in the promotion of physical and mental health and in educational settings.

The consultation already refers to two areas of the Alliance's work, in the shape of the outdoor strategy and the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation but the broad activity of Alliance members should be more widely appreciated, she argues.

"Governing bodies and the clubs they support are a prized part of the fabric of almost every community up and down the country and this strategy must recognise the contribution they make to all kinds of areas of our life, from improving our health to building our communities," she said.

The Alliance will be preparing its own response to the consultation and will be feeding back its thoughts and key messages to members at the end of August. It is also inviting its members to engage in one of a host of Alliance-led opportunities to inform the sector's response to the consultation.

"We will be doing everything we can to actively engage with our members on the strategy and to gather as many views as possible. It's vital that sport and recreation organisations have their say on this and we see a clear role for the Alliance as their representative body to help shape specific proposals based on evidence of what the sector knows works. At the Alliance we will be very active over the consultation period to make sure that everyone's voice is heard."

Alliance members will be consulted through a variety of means, including through established working groups and a re-arranged round of autumn divisional meetings where DCMS officials will be in attendance. Social media and online polling will also play a role in collecting information.

To find out more about the Alliance's sports strategy consultation and where you can take part click here.

Download the consultation paper here.

source Sport Alliance Aug 4 2015

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Reaching Communities Fund - Big Lottery

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is currently accepting applications to its Reaching Communities Programme. Reaching Communities provides grants of 10,000 upwards for up to 5 years for projects that help people and communities who are most in need, and can really make a difference.

Reaching Communities can fund, salaries, running costs, a contribution towards core costs and equipment. BIG can also fund up to £100,000 for land, buildings or refurbishment capital costs.

BIG want to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities and those that fund projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach. Organisations that can apply for funding include:

·         Registered charities

·         Voluntary or community groups

·         Statutory bodies, (including Town Councils and Schools)

·         Charitable or not-for-profit companies.

There is a two stage application process. Organisations successful at Stage One, will be sent a Stage Two application form. Applicants will usually have four months to complete this.

The type of projects supported in the past have included:

·         A learning bus to reach hard to reach learners in Nottingham.

·         A project that teaches young people in Hackney, Islington and the City of London to play a range of musical instruments.

Applications can be made at any time. Read more online

Source - artsinwiltshire blog
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Could you be a Trustee for Wfcap?

Wfcap have decided that we need to strengthen our core team and so are looking for a number of individuals, with appropriate skills and experience, to join us in the next phase of our work.  Would you be interested in becoming a trustee?  Could recommend anyone else to become part of our team? 

For the last nine years Wfcap have supported a network of Community Area Partnerships (CAPs) that operate across Wiltshire & Swindon.  The CAPs grew from a Community Planning initiative that aimed to empower local people to be the key players in influencing local decision making and local spend.  Over the years these volunteer-led groups have built on this core role, becoming the connector and coordinator within their communities; identifying local needs, brokering relationships between stakeholders, kick-starting ideas and enterprises to address the priority issues and facilitating these projects in those crucial early stages of development. 

Unfortunately WfCAP and the CAPs have all been affected by recent cuts from the Local Authority, meaning that the CAPs are now seeking other revenue monies to continue the, increasingly important work, they deliver in their communities.  WfCAP has, after a period of review and consultation with the CAPs, agreed a number of financial savings allowing a twelve month respite period in which to look to secure that necessary replacement funding, for itself and the groups we support. 

Despite the inevitable difficulties this cut has caused, WfCAP is enthusiastic about its future prospects and its increased independence, so is taking a proactive way forward.  

The CAPs are now sourcing other revenue monies to continue the, increasingly important work, they deliver in their communities and Wfcap must do the same.  During 2014 over 400 CAP members volunteered over 22,000 hours to deliver over 140 projects.  The results were as diverse as Wildflower Verges, Polish/English Interpreters, Men's Health Awareness Events, Food Banks and Coach-Friendly Towns.  

Wfcap is the lynchpin that helps to keep the CAPs across a large and diverse geographical area to stay connected, informed, empowered, resilient and responsive to the needs of their communities. To do this we need a robust board of trustees.  Being a trustee of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation is not onerous.  The board meets approximately 4 times a year to review finance and work targets.  Wfcap currently has one part time employee who works with the CAPs. We are, however, given our current funding situation looking for someone who has fundraising skills that can support our sustainability, and that role would involve more of a time commitment. 

There is more information about WfCAP and the CAPs on our website at We also have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Linked in. We would be more than happy to discuss this further or speak with you to answer any queries if needed.  You will find a Trustees handbook on our website under the resources section.  Please email with an expression of interest if you feel you can support our work as a trustee. 

Thank you.


Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Grant