....the community's church
RISE (Reach, Include, Support, Enable) was founded in 2003 by a group of members from St Pauls Church, in those early days it was known as The RISE Project and developed a number of initiatives benefiting the local community. In 2006 it became a Charity with it's new name of The RISE Trust, primarily so it could tap into external funding with the vision of increasing the outreach services on offer.
In 2007 the County Council awarded The RISE Trust a SureStart Children's Centre contract, with a purpose built building attached to St Paul's Primary School. This was the beginning of a new chapter for RISE, and with the continued support of schools, staff and local families the Trust has opened four centres across Wiltshire providing a wide range of quality family services. At each of the four centres it provides a wide range of activities including:
The RISE Trust continues to expand the services it offers, funded by Government, donations, fund raising activities and grants provided by local Charities such as Chippenham Borough Lands. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact them on 01249 463040 or email them here, or check out their web site here.