Welcome to Communities 1st

Who we are

We are a membership organisation, dedicated to supporting the Voluntary, Community, Faith, CIC, Social Enterprises and small-medium sized Businesses based or working in the districts of St Albans and Hertsmere.

Our vision

Working to build inclusive, empowering and vibrant local communities.

Our Mission

To work with people across all sectors to make a positive and sustained impact on the wellbeing of local people through Support, Knowledge, Voice, Infrastructure and Innovation.

Quick Links

  • Help for charities and groups – please visit our member’s areatraining and services
  • If you would like to volunteer for either us or another local group or charity, please visit us here
  • If you’re an organisation that would like volunteers, please click here
  • To book a game of lawn/green bowls, visit our page at Aberford Bowls
  • If you have mobility problems and would like to book community transport, visit our Travel Link page
  • For people who would like to use our trusted handyperson service, you can visit us here
  • To book one of our halls (Aberford Community Centre, Farriers Way Centre and Windsor Hall, visit us here
  • To find out what community activities, training or day trips are happening, visit our calendar of events