Get Involved

How you can help make Lawrence Weston an even better place to live.

Ways you can help

Whether you live in Lawrence Weston or are a business wanting to support the local community, here are some ways you can get involved and help achieve the aims in the Lawrence Weston Community Plan. Please get in touch if you have ideas not listed!


Become a member of Ambition Lawrence Weston

Become part of the regeneration project to make Lawrence Weston a better place to live. By becoming a member of Ambition Lawrence Weston you’ll hear the latest news and updates, have a bigger say on how the local area should change and have the right to vote at Annual General Meetings. And it’s free!!

To become a member download and complete this form and return to Ambition Lawrence Weston, Lawrence Weston Youth Centre, Long Cross, BS11 0RX or email it to We will not share your details with third parties.

Attend a local activity or event

Many community groups have activities such as coffee mornings, gardening clubs or activities for children throughout Lawrence Weston. See the what’s on calendar for details.

Set up a group or activity

If nothing in the what’s on calendar  appeals, you could always set up your own! Ambition Lawrence Weston might be able to help you and spread the word. Contact us.

Volunteer with local groups

Local organisations such as Lawrence Weston Community Farm or the Oasis Community Shop often need volunteers. Or help with an activity at the Youth Centre. If you work for a local company that has community volunteer days, Ambition Lawrence Weston can give you ideas of projects to work on – contact us.

Join us on social media

Probably the quickest and easiest way to help! Follow Ambition Lawrence Weston, like and share our posts on Instagram, YouTube,  Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word. Comment on posts and engage with others. Raise awareness to your professional network via our LinkedIn page.

Donate as you shop online

Shop online via easyfundraising and raise donations – at no extra cost to you – for Ambition Lawrence Weston to spend locally. Find out more.

Apply for a grant

Charities and community groups can apply for a Big Local funding grant of up to £1,000 to benefit local people.

Attend Big Local meetings

Review funding applications and decide how the Big Local lottery funding should be spent in Lawrence Weston.

Attend Neighbourhood Planning Group

Join the monthly planning group meetings to have your say on how Lawrence Weston will develop.

Hire local spaces

Rent a hall or room for parties, events or meetings at one of several local buildings, such as the Lawrence Weston Youth Centre, and your hire fees will help keep the buildings open for community use. Let companies know about these too, so they can support local organisations and probably save a fortune on hire fees for meetings and training! See the Available Spaces page for more details.


Please get in touch if you have other ideas or want more information.


Ambition Lawrence Weston
Registered Company Number: 8179331
Registered Charity Number: 1152237