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CAWF are now pleased to announce the launch of its new Payroll and Finance services.

Are you looking for a finance and/or payroll package designed for your organisation at an affordable cost? Then get in touch with us. We can tailor our packages to suit you. For more information Telephone 01384 394109 or email

(01/11/2017 CAWF receives grant from the Morrison's Foundation

We have received a grant of £15,000 from the Morrison's Foundation to run a course aimed at people with mental health problems, using art to help them combat their problems. For more information about the course, please use our contact page.

(21/06/2017) CAWF's Art Project Receives Support.

We would like to thank the Kidderminster Freemasons Old Carolian Lodge for their kind donation of £500. We have also been given a further donation of £250 from the St. Georges Church Friday Morning Coffee Group.

We are going to use these donations to continue our Arts and Craft project, currently running in Kidderminster and Stourbridge. This project helps people to discover and develope their interest in Arts and Crafts and is aimed at people, who may be depressed or lonely, to meet new people and lower their social isolatoion.

We will be working in collaboration with Community Support Initiatives, Worcestershire's first Community Interest Company, as they have just been awarded a £500 grant from the Philip Bates Trust.

(12/04/2016) CAWF Joins Greater Birmingham and Solihull's Local Enterprise Partnership's Technical Assistance Project

If you would like any advice or have any queries with regard to bidding for European money for North Worcestershire, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.


Technical Problems with our email accounts

Please Note: we are currently experiencing technical problems with two of our email accounts, namely and

Please use our alternative email address:

We now have a number of new email addresses for you to contact us on: for all general enquiries for enquiries regarding our financial services for enquiries regarding the Wyre Forest Volunteer Center

We've moved to new offices

As our offices in the Ash Lane Centre were to be affected by the planned redevelopment of the site for the construction of a new relief road, we have found a new home in the centre of Kidderminster.

Our new address is:

c/o The Parish Office, Churchfields
DY10 2JN

Our new telephone number is:

01384 394109

(19/9/2014) Launch of the FREDS project

Her Worship the Mayor of Dudley cut the ribbon at the FREDS project, and after a tour of the revitalised building sat down for a vintage tea. Despite inclement weather, there was a good attendance for the event,with everybody showing a genuine interest in what the project is doing. The FREDS project building in Stourbridge was a run-down old factory unit. After a huge amount of effort it has been transformed into a fantastic place to work.

(30/6/2014) Labour Party Consultation

The Labour party has launched a consultation with the third sector to review and strengthen the relationship between Labour and charities, and to hear and understand what their priorities are for after 2015. The consultation asks the third sector's views on seven key issues: volunteering; people in the voluntary sector; supporting charities to grow; charities and procurement; the Big Lottery Fund; charity campaigns; and the Charity Commission.

To read more about the consultation, and to make a submission, please click here

The closing date for the consultation is 15 September 2014

(9/6/2014) Press Release


A new pioneering partnership working across Worcestershire and the Black Country has successfully secured Big Lottery funding of just over £250,000.

The partnership led by Community Action Wyre Forest (CAWF) includes Worcestershire’s first social firm Community Support Initiatives, award winning social change company Regenerating Communities and Forgotten Favourites, an emerging social firm using environmentally-friendly products to recycle and repurpose unwanted household furniture.

FREDS (Furniture Refurbishment, Education, Development & Support) will provide opportunities that help people to gain confidence and self esteem, acquire practical and therapeutic skills through refurbishing household items and create the conditions for participants to flourish.

Irene Walker, Chief Officer of CAWF, said “This project recognises that sometimes people need longer-term support to achieve their goals and aspirations. Our participants have said that short-term training courses only begin to scratch the surface of their needs.”

The project will have two permanent bases, one in Kidderminster and one in Stourbridge, but will also provide a number of outreach sessions in community venues throughout the targeted areas. Keith Slater from the partnership added “Anyone who thinks they will benefit from this project is welcome to participate. There are a wide range of opportunities available from shabby-chic painting to starting your own business, from learning coping skills to employability skills, and much more in between.”

Project Partner Anne Breese commented “We are all very excited by this project and the benefits it can bring to local communities. We hope everyone will get engaged in making the project a success and that people will donate their unwanted items of wooden furniture to FREDS, that after refurbishment by participants will then be redonated to people in greatest need.”

For further details of the project or to donate items telephone 01562 751412, or email

Left to right:- Irene Walker, Keith Slater, Anne Breese, Teri Young