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Community Projects

We're committed to 'Transforming Homes, Lives and Neighbourhoods' and lots of our customers are too.

We support people to build busy, vibrant, thriving communities.


"Volunteering is the first step to making a change to your life and to others. Our volunteers' lives are changing for the better, as did mine by gaining confidence on the job through skills and training. Now I have a purpose, a direction and a career. Make that first step in to volunteering you won't regret it, I didn't"

Aaron Stringer

We want to increase the number of volunteers involved with Trent & Dove as well as the number of community programmes to engage residents in priority communities. In 2018/19 we invested 1.5% of all income into community and support programmes which were used to provide a minimum of 10 employment opportunities through apprenticeships.


To view our Volunteer Booklet, please click on the image below:

If you would like to volunteer with us, please complete an application form and send it to


Here are our community projects that you can get involved in.

  • The Kingfisher Project

    Based in Horninglow along the side of the Horninglow Channel, this project won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2016. It aims to improve the environment through enhancement and educational activities accessible to all members of the community.

    In 2022, we launched our very own Garden Therapy Group. The group promote positive mental wellbeing through working with nature and the opportunity to meet new people.

    The Garden Therapy Group meet every Thursday 10am until 2pm.


  • 181 Community Space


    When the former Wishes for Winshill Community Cafe closed, we decided to recreate the venue as a community space.

    181 is home to various groups including arts & crafts, cookery sessions and youth meet ups. 

    The space provides a range of activities to benefit all ages as well as offering an opportunity to meet people in the local area. 

    This community space is available for hire, Please contact us for further information.

    181, Hawfield Ln, Winshill, Burton-on-Trent DE15 0BY

  • Short Street Community Cafe

    At the centre of their community, Short St Café provides low-cost food and a range of activities to benefit all ages as well as providing an opportunity to meet people in the local area.

    Short Street, Stapenhill Burton-on-Trent DE15 9LT
  • Warwick Street Community Allotment

    Featuring raised beds, cultivated by volunteers, the produce is used to provide low cost vegetable bags for sale in the community or for donation to local food banks.

  • Beresford Close Community Garden

    Beresford Gardens is a tranquil space for members of the local community to use with fruit and herbs available to pick and use.

    On a Monday Mornings, Beresford Gardens is home to our Places of Welcome where everybody is welcome to come along between 10am until 12pm to enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to have a chat.


  • Wakefield Avenue Community Garden and Allotments, Tutbury

    Situated off Wakefield Avenue in the heart of Tutbury, the community garden is a perfect escape.

    Beautifully maintained, its a great space to meet up for a picnic or for a spot just to enjoy some nature.



  • Volunteering

    There are opportunities to volunteer on all of these projects as well as supporting our Community Project Co-ordinator's on estate enhancement works around our communities. An average of 4,000 hours a year are attributed to this with training and employment support available to everyone who volunteers with us.

















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