News and events

Salisbury homeless charity boss Andrew Lord receives the MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours

03 November 2020

Alabaré Chief Executive Andrew Lord (pictured) has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s honours, in recognition of his incredible contribution to the support of homeless and vulnerable adults and young people over the last 20 years.

Field to glass from the heart of the county

03 November 2020

Ramsbury single estate spirits has revealed a ​new look for both its single estate gin and vodka, which can be found in Waitrose stores and online in the new year.

Soldiers’ charity fair is staying open for you

03 November 2020

More than 160 shops making shopping easy ahead of Christmas. This year is different: none of us knows what is ahead of us, but The Early, Early Christmas Fair, which always brings a huge array of amazing, stunning and affordable presents, is staying open until after Christmas.

The Wiltshire Life Awards 2020

28 October 2020

This year's Wiltshire Life Awards ceremony took place online on Friday 30th October at 7pm.

You're invited to the virtual Wiltshire Life Awards 2020

23 October 2020

The online awards ceremony will be live streamed from 7pm on Friday 30th October 2020 for all to watch, free of cost.

£1350 raised by Salisbury Catenian Association

21 October 2020

Each year, Salisbury Catenians raise money for good causes, both locally and around the world. In their most recent fundraising effort, they raised £1350 the the Society of Our Lady of Lourdes — an organisation that enables and encourages pilgrims, mainly from England, to visit Lourdes, minimising barriers of cost and disability.

Music group is staying on song

13 October 2020

A coronavirus fund grant will help a popular Salisbury singing group for people with lung conditions to keep meeting online. Music For Wellbeing has been awarded £4,900 from the Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to continue its Sing and Breathe Wiltshire sessions. The fund has raised more than £1.1 million and distributed £925,000 through 200 grants to groups tackling the fallout from pandemic.

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.

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.

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.