Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Charity information

Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Our role in Herefordshire and Worcestershire is to help create sustainable communities and thriving voluntary and community organisations, including social enterprises and co-operatives.

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    Community First's aim is to strengthen the role, capacity and influence of voluntary organisations and community groups in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We are an independent registered charity with around 350 members and a client-base of many voluntary and community organisations across the two counties.


    Our principles and values reflect:
    A belief in equality of opportunity;
    A commitment to overcoming disadvantage, exclusion, rural and social isolation;
    The importance of active citizenship and collective action to address need and influence decision-making; and the critical contribution of voluntary and community organisations to building and sustaining healthy communities.

  • Aims

    Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire aims to:

    • Build the capacity of voluntary and community organisations to manage and grow in a sustainable way.
    • Improve the quality and scope of services delivered by the voluntary and community sector.
    • Build stronger, more inclusive communities, that provide a good quality of life for everyone.
    • Raise the profile, value and resources of the sector and represent its interests in wider policy and strategic framework.
    • Advance the governance, management and operations of the organisation, as a model of best practice.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 703072

    Board members: 7

    Part time staff: 9

    Phone number: 01684 312730

    Address: Malvern View Willow End Blackmore Park Road Malvern WR13 6NN

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