Radio Westbourne

We are delighted to report that Westbourne Student Radio Station is up and running.

The dream to launch a radio station for Westbourne has been around for over eighteen months, from the original idea as a Student Voice initiative, to a group of students and staff pitching the original concept to the Big Local Trust, right through to the installation of the studio last week, and our first ever broadcast today.

Westbourne Academy

Home-Start Volunteers needed

NWI BLT has awarded a grant to HOME-START to move into North West Ipswich with the aim of supporting families with pre school children who need help with school readiness.

A major part of our work has been to invest in our young people and we hope by supporting this project we will see great results for our area.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer for this project can find out more by emailing

A course for volunteers is being run by HOME-START during October – see our What’s On page for details.

Grants Awarded

NWIBLT has just awarded grants to three local organisations. 

We are supporting HOME START SUFFOLK to move into North West Ipswich. Their project is to concentrate on school-readiness.

We are buying an awning for PADDY GEERE HOUSE so that residents and visitors can enjoy the outdoors in all weathers.

WIGWAMS NURSERY are now able to offer Forest School education with the help of our grant. 

We wish them all well!