Community is at the heart of the transformation of Whitehill & Bordon
The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust is a new organisation working in partnership with residents, local authorities and community organisations to enhance the growing community. We will create and manage events and places for people that support active, healthy and social lifestyles promoting pride of place.
We do this by bringing people together to set the community’s vision for our town and through working in partnership with the Town and District Councils and the developers of the regeneration programme.
We are a registered charity in England & Wales and our Objects are as follows:
3.1 to further for the benefit of the residents of the Area of Benefit, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said residents and the local authorities, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the objective of improving the conditions of life for the residents;
3.2 the promotion for the benefit of the public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation (and in particular in Whitehill and Bordon) by:
3.2.1 the relief of financial hardship;
3.2.2 the advancement of education, training or retraining, particularly among unemployed people, and providing unemployed people with work experience;
3.2.3 the provision of financial assistance, technical assistance or business advice or consultancy in order to provide training and employment opportunities for unemployed people in cases of financial or other charitable need through help: (i) in setting up their own business, or (ii) to existing businesses;
3.2.4 the creation of training and employment opportunities by the provision of workspace, buildings, and/or land for use on favorable terms;
3.2.5 the protection or conservation of the environment;
3.3 to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged community of Whitehill and Bordon in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society; and
3.4 the promotion of the arts for the public benefit in the area of benefit by providing opportunities for members of the community to further their knowledge and experience of the arts through performances, exhibitions and activities throughout the town, and by the organization and production of an annual community arts festival.”
The focus of the activity and delivery of the Community Trust is, therefore, to:
- Initiate, coordinate and deliver community development and cultural activities creating a thriving integrated community
- Own, maintain and effectively manage any endowed community land and buildings
- Bolster the cultural and artistic life in the town
- Promote healthy living through promotion of sporting activities
- Provide a range of activities for all ages through engagement with young people
- Foster entrepreneurship in the town especially for young people and those residents who find it difficult to access employment opportunities.
From the community. For the community