Our members are organisations who operate in Bournemouth and individuals who live or work in Bournemouth.
Bournemouth Partnership was formed in 2000 by Bournemouth Borough Council following agreement from local businesses and community leaders that a partnerhip arrangement would help address challenging issues in a joined up way. Part of the partnership function was to produce a 'Sustainable Community Strategy', which is a vision for the town. The partnership consulted local people and organisations on a 20 year vision for Bournemouth in 2006. The partnership was renamed as Bournemouth 2026 to remind partners that we are all working towards this vision. In 2006 the partnership decided to change its governance to appoint an independent chair as it wanted to be politically independent.
Bournemouth 2026 as the Local Strategic Partnership for Bournemouth, successfully developed partnership working across the town, ensuring the delivery of ambitious targets under the Local Area Agreement Framework. The Partnership secured large sums of reward money from the government for delivering on those targets, and oversees the distribution of the LAA Reward fund.
In 2012 Bournemouth 2026 transformed into a Community Development Trust and Community Land Trust. Bournemouth 2026 Trust uses an evidence approach to identifying the challenges facing Bournemouth. This intelligence, gathered by research and engagement with the community and members brings together to find solutions to difficult social, economic and environmental problems.
Bournemouth 2026 Trust works with the voluntary and community sector, public sector and private sector to make improvements. Part of this work will be encouraging all members to work towards achieving a shared vision. The other part of this work will be bringing people together to work on projects that advance the aims and improve life for the communities of Bournemouth to achieve its long term vision of a thriving town that is fun, safe, healthy and green.
Bournemouth 2026 Trust has 4 Golden Threads running through all its plans and activities:
The Old School House
Bournemouth 2026 Trust took on the management of the Old School House as of April 1, 2016. The Old School House in Bournemouth is a unique co-working space for creative individuals in search of an inspiring professional environment where you can benefit from creative networks and collaboration.
Affiliate members of Bournemouth 2026 Trust get a discount on the use of OSH meeting rooms.
You can find out more about the meeting rooms at the Old School House and other information about what it offers via its website HERE.