A BIT MORE ABOUT US

Worcester Community Trust is a registered charity that runs six community centres in the City of Worcester providing facilities for community activities and services for people of all ages.

We aim to be at the centre of thriving communities and for our centres to be the hub of community activity to achieve our vision: Worcester: A City where people feel connected, supported and empowered. Community work is the core of all centres, providing an outlet and ‘safe haven’ for
residents nearby, operated by people they trust and who understand their problems and needs.

New Strategy

In 2021 Worcester Community Trust underwent a strategic review and a new 4 year strategy was developed.  Our Vision, Mission, Values and pillars of delivery for the next 4 years are highlighted in the graphics below.

Our Mission is – Bringing Communities Together by delivering services and activities for all

You can view our strategy at the bottom of this page, alternatively you can download it here: WCT Strategy 2021

Our History

Worcester Community Trust was set up in 2010 to join together 3 charities and take on the management of Community Centres owned by Worcester City Council and to take on youth and community work on behalf of the City Council and Worcestershire County Council.

We have a successful track record of delivering a wide range of services to people in the areas of greatest deprivation in Worcester including

  • Youth services
  • Domestic abuse support
  • Family support
  • Play
  • Lunch clubs and services for older people
  • Support for the socially isolated
  • Community work and events
  • Construction skills
How we are funded

Our work is funded through lettings income we can generate by letting out the community centres and from grants, charitable funds and contracts to deliver our services. We are concentrating on increasing our lettings revenue as our general grant fund income gets less. We are grateful for the support of all our funders. To donate to the work of Worcester Community Trust please contact us on 01905 453453 x101 or visit our donate now page 

Our Board of Trustees

The Directors of the company are our Trustees, led by the Chair, Bridget Brickley. All our Trustees are volunteers. The Trustees set the strategic direction for the organisation and day to day performance is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer, Ruth Heywood and the team.