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CF Oil: Community First’s new venture that saves you money

CF Oil is a new social enterprise that will reduce the cost of your domestic heating oil each time you place an order.

All you need to do to take advantage of the scheme is to pay an annual membership fee, which will cover as many oil orders as you need during the course of the year.

Membership costs £20 per year and you normally save more than your memberships costs in your first order!

The more people who get together to buy oil the greater negotiating power of the group. It helps shift power away from the supplier and back to the customer.

The scheme normally works through a volunteer local co-ordinator but CF Oil will act as the co-ordinator until one is appointed. Local Co-ordinators have FREE membership of the scheme.

If you would like to save money on the cost of your heating oil, please join our CF Oil & see how easy it is.

If you would like further information on being a member or a Local Co-ordinator please contact our CF Oil administrator Jess Emery on 01380 732809 emailoil@communityfirst.org.uk or visit our website www.communityfirst.org.uk

The Gateway Project

A team of specialist advisers for voluntary and community organisations in Swindon

Are you an established charity or community group, or thinking of starting one, and based in Swindon? Do you work with volunteers?

Do you need help finding funding? Do you need help with training and development?

The Gateway project can help you!

The Gateway project has brought together a team of four specialist advisors from Voluntary Action Swindon, Volunteer Centre Swindon, Charities Infor-mation Bureau South & West, and Community First. These organisations will provide free support to voluntary and community groups.

The Gateway Project offers information, advice and guidance in the key areas of finance and fundraising; volunteering, developing volunteers and volunteer management for community and voluntary organisations in Swindon.

Any voluntary, community or not-for-profit organisation in Swindon could benefit from this support from very small informal support groups or those just setting up to larger and/or more established organisations.

If you would like some help with:

  • Advice on funding:
    • Contact: Jane Butler at the Charities Information Bureau
    • Tel: 01380 729279
    • email: jane@cibwilts.org.uk
  • Running your group:
  • Youth Activities:
  • Volunteering:
    • Contact: Louise Hallett at Volunteer Centre Swindon
    • Tel: 01793 420557
    • email: lou@swindonvolunteers.

Struggling to get to work?

If you or someone you know is over 16 and cannot access a job because of transport problems then the Wiltshire Wheels to Work scheme may be able to help.

Wiltshire Wheels to Work is a scheme which provides 50cc scooters, rider training and equipment on a short-term, not-for-profit basis to local people who would otherwise be unable to access work or work-based learning in Wiltshire.

The scheme is run by local communities’ charity Community First.

For more information about the Wheels to Work scheme please visit: www.communityfirst.org.uk/Wheels-to-work.htm

or call (01380) 722475 and ask for either Liam Tatton-Bennett or Sheila Martin.