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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.

In 2016/17, our support resulted in more than 4,000 volunteer hours being worked on community projects, running cafes, and participating in residents groups. 

"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.


  • Wishes for Winshill Community Cafe

    At the centre of their community Wishes for Winshill Community 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. 

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

    Opening Hours;

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.00am to 12 noon.

    Thursday evening youth activities 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

  • Short St Cafe 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 St, Stapenhill Burton-on-Trent DE15 9LT
    Opening times;
    Monday - 9am - 11am
    Tuesday - 9am - 11am
    Wednesday - 9am - 11am
    Thursday - 11am - 1pm (CAP sessions - lunch and coffee)
    Friday - 9am - 11am
  • 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

    A tranquil space for members of the local community to use with fruit and herbs available to pick and use.

  • Wakefield Avenue Community Garden and Allotments, Tutbury

    Allotments are available for residents to grow their own vegetables and the garden provides a beautiful space for families to spend time together outdoors. This summer saw the gardens hold their first community fun day that raised funds for a new natural play area.

  • 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.


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) our community projects are temporarily suspended.


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