About Us

Information about Community First (Community Insurance)

Community First

Community Insurance is a specialist insurance agency service from Community First, a registered charity (288117) which supports people, places and communities in Wiltshire and Swindon. We are a member of the national Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) network and we are proud to support, advise and champion village halls, community buildings, local councils and other community organisations through our local networks.

We currently support 180+ village halls and community buildings through the Wiltshire Village Halls Association and provide guidance and support for 200+ local councils in Wiltshire through the Wiltshire Association of Local Councils. We also manage and administrate grants for local community groups and organisations (including village halls) through the Landfill Communities Fund in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Community First understands the needs of and unique challenges faced by community organisations, locally and nationally. We have 20 years of experience working with trusted insurance provider Zurich to offer comprehensive, tailored insurance packages for town and parish councils, community centres, village halls and playing fields.

When you choose an insurance policy from Community First, you are helping to support a local charity, which works on the ground, at the grassroots level and delivers support and services that make a real difference in the lives of people who live and work in Wiltshire and Swindon. Community Insurance is a not-for-profit service and surplus is reinvested into communities through advisory and support services for halls, buildings and councils, young people, employability and skills programmes, community transport initiatives and other award-winning services offered by Community First.

Community First is based in Wiltshire, but we can offer insurance policies for village halls, community buildings, local councils and playing field associations throughout England and Scotland.

Community Insurance Team

Jess Emery

Community Insurance Officer

Jess has worked in the Community Insurance team for more than 15 years and has a wealth of experience in supporting our valuable customers within Wiltshire and across the country. Jess has a good working relationship with our underwriters Zurich and leads the Community Insurance team at Community First

Telephone: 01380 732809

Email: jemery@communityfirst.org.uk

Laura Hayward

Community Insurance Administrator

Laura has worked in the Community Insurance team for 2 years. Laura works alongside Jess to support our local council, village hall, community building and playing field association customers to create new policies and help clients to manage their existing policies.

Telephone: 01380 732807

Email: lhayward@communityfirst.org.uk

Get a Quote or Find Out More

For more information, please call us on 01380 732 809 or email info@communityinsurance.co.uk. You can also request a free quote using the online form.