News and events

Celebrate Voice live at Little Durnford

28 July 2020

Following the success of their Sunday evening online Lockdown shows from March to May, Celebrate Voice is hot off the blocks, producing a live open air concert in the exquisite setting of the Little Durnford Estate, near Salisbury, on Saturday August 22 from 5.30pm.

Wiltshire Music Centre launches £60,000 appeal to put the community centre stage

21 July 2020

Wiltshire’s foremost live music venue, Wiltshire Music Centre,has launched a major community fundraising appeal to help the Centre to reopen and deliver a transformational community programme from the Autumn.

Wiltshire homeless charity launches photography competition

15 July 2020

A photography competition has been launched by Wiltshire-based homeless charity Alabaré to capture images of hope. The charity and their internationally renowned judges are looking for stunning images with the theme 'This is my hope', with all proceeds from the competition going towards supporting their work with the homeless and vulnerable.

£100,000 support for Swindon voluntary groups

13 July 2020

​A new £100,000 fund to support voluntary groups tackling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Swindon has been set up by a pioneering housing development in partnership with the Wiltshire Community Foundation.

Covid volunteer group supported by Wiltshire Community Foundation could continue after pandemic

30 June 2020

​Volunteers who joined a town’s Covid-19 response group and helped feed and befriend more than 2,000 people could continue their work after the pandemic. The Royal Wootton Bassett Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group, which mobilised almost 400 volunteers at the height of the lockdown, used a £2,000 grant from the Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund to help supply food boxes to isolated pensioners and low-income families.

Wiltshire's Link Schemes need your help

29 June 2020

There are 43 Link Schemes across the county. These voluntary groups offer a transport and good neighbour service to local people who are in need, perhaps because they are elderly, disabled, isolated and lonely, single parents, or perhaps temporarily in need because of illness and they are desperately seeking more volunteers.

Malmesbury shoppers are keeping it local

24 June 2020

Retailers in Malmesbury have welcomed the return of shoppers to the High Street and town centre following recent re-opening of non-essential shops. Many have reported an increase in customer confidence following the social distancing measures put in place by retailers and the combined efforts of Malmesbury Town Team, Malmesbury Town Council and Wiltshire Council in time for the first day of trading.

Wiltshire Community Foundation grant helps hospital’s garden overcome Chelsea Flower Show blow

24 June 2020

A garden charity that provides inspiration and comfort to spinal injury patients has been helped to stay open by a Wiltshire Community Foundation grant. Horatio’s Garden at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Injury Centre at Salisbury District Hospital, the county’s only spinal injury centre, has been awarded £4,098 from the Swindon and Wiltshire Coronavirus Response Fund to help pay the salary of head gardener Stephen Hackett.

Village shop rings up success thanks to Wiltshire Community Foundation grant

24 June 2020

Older people and young families living in a remote village have been able to shop on their doorsteps thanks to a Wiltshire Community Foundation grant. Villagers in Minety have been campaigning for their own store for more than two years and when the county went into lockdown, the committee behind the campaign set up a pop-up shop, which has been given £1,200 from the community foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund to help it keep going.

New welcome signs installed in Salisbury

22 June 2020

Salisbury City Council is pleased to announce that visitors and residents will now be greeted by new welcome signs when arriving at our city. The new signs show silhouettes of iconic Salisbury buildings and monuments including the Cathedral, Poultry Cross, the War Memorial and some of our major churches.