The UK Neighbourhood Watch Trust is a new charitable trust (Registered charity number 1119390) whose primary purpose is to support and promote the neighbourhood watch movement by providing an effective and informative two-way communications channel through its website, neighbourhoodwatch.net.
The website was originally launched by the National Neighbourhood Watch Association. Ownership has now transferred to the UKNWT.
The key aims of the Trust are to:
- Promote best practice throughout the neighbourhood watch movement by providing a range of downloadable resources on home security and community involvement;
- Encourage the exchange of views and ideas through a range of online forums, bringing together people with a common interest in creating community cohesion;
- Broaden the appeal of neighbourhood watch through an editorial approach on the website that reflects the concerns and interests of all sections of society, ethnic groupings and age ranges.
Over time the UK Neighbourhood Watch Trust seeks to make a more tangible contribution to community safety by funding local projects. The UK Neighbourhood Trust Community Fund will enable neighbourhood watch groups to apply for funds for local activities and good causes that demonstrate they can make a genuine difference in their community.