News and events

New joint chief executives for Wiltshire Community Foundation

02 October 2020

Vicky Hickey and Fiona Oliver have been appointed as joint chief executives of the Wiltshire Community Foundation. Vicky Hickey has been a member of the community foundation team for seven years, three of them as finance and operations director. Fiona Oliver has been director of development and marketing there for three years.

Hospice community team receive coronavirus grant

02 October 2020

​Community nurses at Dorothy House Hospice are being helped to cope with an increase in referrals during the pandemic with a coronavirus fund grant. The hospice has been awarded £10,000 for its community nurse service from the Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund. Earlier this year the hospice received £7,000 from the fund for its hospice at home service.

Shine on Swindon

01 September 2020

inSwindon BID have today (1st September) unveiled a unique mural experience as part of their welcome back campaign, #ShineOnSwindon, which aims to support businesses across the town centre.

Wiltshire Music Centre reopens

01 September 2020

From today (1st September) the Wiltshire Music Centre is reopening its doors and bringing live music back to Wiltshire. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, renowned live music venue Wiltshire Music Centre has lain dormant for over six months. On 18th March, all events and activities at the Centre were suspended until further notice and the enormous financial challenge that this brought about threatened their very return.

Early Early Christmas Virtual Fair

27 August 2020

The Fair has been a very successful event held annually for the last 28 years in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and this year due to Covid 19 we are doing it differently. This year is not just about the Charity but about looking after the small, hard-working businesses that are the key enablers of the event and all our supporters.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust receives funding to help address the impact of Covid-19

27 August 2020

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has received £249,400 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to ensure the continuation of work preserving and enhancing the natural environment across Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Mighty Girls

11 August 2020

A COMMUNITY group that aims to boost girls’ self-esteem and give them positive role models has been helped to stay afloat by a coronavirus fund grant.

Even Happier Families: The American Museum & Gardens launches its new Children’s Garden

11 August 2020

Bath’s very own slice of the US opens an exciting new play space full of opportunities, fun, and mild peril!

BBC Radio Wiltshire to host virtual Pride

04 August 2020

Pride goes virtual across Swindon and Wiltshire on BBC Radio Wiltshire this year, with a series of radio features to mark the festival and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Goughs Solicitors Providing Peace of Mind Since 1882

30 July 2020

Established in Calne in 1882, Goughs remains one of Wiltshire’s leading law firms. Exceptionally proud of their heritage and excellent local reputation, Goughs are committed to meeting and exceeding all clients’ needs.