Building Bridges: Programme Partners
Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations from the voluntary, public and private sectors, who have come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities programme in Swindon and Wiltshire. The programme is jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.
See below for the full list of programme partners.
Aster Housing is an ethical housing developer and landlord to benefit society. Aster builds homes for open market sale and shared ownership, and reinvests profits to develop homes for rent. Aster own and maintain over 28,000 homes and provide housing, care and support services to 75,000 customers.
Carer Support Wiltshire
Carer Support Wiltshire helps carers to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. Carer Support Wiltshire ensures carers have a voice in policy making and planning for services and works with health and social care professionals and employers to develop best practice.
Citizens Advice Wiltshire
Citizens Advice Wiltshire is an independent charity committed to helping people find a way forward and overcome the problems they face. Citizens Advice Wiltshire provides free, confidential advice and campaigns to make society fairer for everyone.
DASH is an independent Swindon based charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life of adults of working age with Aspergers and other high functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions living in Swindon.
Green Labyrinth is a professional services and training delivery company, focused on delivering consistently high quality training in Swindon and Wiltshire. Green Labyrinth offers work-based apprenticeships, study programmes and traineeships.
Kennet Furniture Refurbiz (KFR)
Kennet Furniture Refurbiz (KFR) refurbishes furniture and white goods so that quality items are available to families with limited income. KFR also removes unwanted items, reducing landfill and retrains people with new skills.
Madanu offers opportunities and support to people over the age of 16 who require long or short term support. Madanu offers both scheduled courses and ‘on demand’ courses tailored to individual needs.
Mike Read Associates
Mike Read Associates provides high-quality support and consultancy on a wide range of environmental, social and responsible trade issues and a number of specialist issues including behaviour change and water conservation.
Nationwide Building Society is the world’s largest building society, one of the UK’s largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans.
Peter Vaughan Cookery School
The Peter Vaughan Cookery School is set in an industrial kitchen in Devizes, Wiltshire, teaching adults, children and students in a wide ranging variety of courses that appeal to all ages and abilities
Seeds 4 Success
Seeds 4 Success is a registered charity based in South West Wiltshire which supports the personal development of young people through the delivery of training and practical volunteering opportunities.
SMASH Youth Project
SMASH Youth Project supports vulnerable young people between 13 and 18 years of age in the Swindon area. The Project offers mentoring and support to young people who need help to reach their full potential.
Splitz Support Service
Splitz Support Service is a registered charity based in Wiltshire which delivers support services to women and young people experiencing the trauma of domestic abuse.
Swindon 105.5 is a 24 hour radio station based in Swindon. Licensed by OFCOM as a Not For Profit community broadcasting organisation, Swindon 105.5 promotes and contributes to cultural, spiritual, social and economic life in Swindon.
Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Borough Council is the local government authority for the Swindon area. It is responsible for administrating and commissioning services including education, social care and refuse/recycling.
Wiltshire & Swindon Users' Network
Wiltshire and Swindon Users’ Network (WSUN) aims to give disabled people, people with long term health conditions and older people a voice about, and influence on services they use in the local area.
Volunteer Centre Swindon
Volunteer Centre Swindon is part of a national network of Volunteering Development Agencies. It works with individuals, groups and organisations in the voluntary sector to promote, support and develop volunteering in the community.
Wiltshire Council is the local government authority for the Wiltshire area. It is responsible for administrating and commissioning services including education, social care and refuse/recycling.
Wiltshire Community Foundation
Wiltshire Community Foundation gives money and support where it is most needed in Wiltshire and Swindon. It also strengthens local communities by encouraging local people to support local charities and voluntary organisations.
Wiltshire Mind is an independent mental health charity based in Wiltshire, which provides a friendly and safe place where people experiencing mental health problems can find friendship and support.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is one of 47 trusts across the UK. Together the Wildlife Trusts are the largest voluntary organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places everywhere – at land and at sea.
Youth Action Wiltshire
Youth Action Wiltshire is an award winning service delivered through Community First, which has been supporting young people in Wiltshire and Swindon for more than 60 years. Youth Action Wiltshire supports the development of young people through a variety of training and practical volunteering opportunities.