Welcome to Worcestershire’s new Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) health and wellbeing initiative. We encourage and support collaborative activities, helping to secure the best health and wellbeing outcomes for Worcestershire people.
Find out how a dedicated group of enthusiastic book lovers created a Co-operative to open a new book shop in Malvern. Not willing to see Malvern without a place to buy new books and specialist titles this band of bibliophiles conducted a Community Share Issue to finance the opening of the Malvern Book Co-operative. Click here to find out how Community First can help you develop your own co-operative through the Co-operative Enterprise Hub.
Our aim is to cover every aspect of running and developing community facilities. If we don’t know the answer we will offer signposting to the people who do.
Community Bulk Buying Scheme. Community First has set up a Community Bulk Buying scheme aimed at saving money on heating your home/office/school or village hall. An oil buying scheme offers people and businesses the chance to come together to negotiate lower prices for their fuel. Communities making the most of joint buying power can make significant savings.
Is your building fit for purpose, your management arrangements robust and your documentation up to scratch? Find out from us through a friendly visit from us and a report based on your questions and our findings. The idea grew out of us carrying out simple energy efficiency audits for halls wishing to cut their energy bills and find funding sources for new kit.
Community First offers a wide range of specialist information, advice and support to voluntary organisations and to people wanting to benefit their local community - from self-help groups to social and community enterprises. If it’s a model document or specific information you need for your group or organisation, a person to talk to on the phone or a meeting to discuss your situation, then we can help.
Worcestershire Community Foundation and Community First are pleased to announce the launch of a new grant fund, the Youth Social Action programme aimed at increasing volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for young people with disabilities. For further information and to apply, please see www.worcscf.org.uk
We provide a range of specialist services, to help communities become sustainable and resilient. With over 35 years' experience working in a rural context, we offer high quality advice to rural communities, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises (including cooperatives).
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