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This is an overview of projects Woodstock Community Trust has parented to date. Click here to learn about and support The HUB 2023 Flood Relief Fund.
Ottauquechee River Trail
In 2017, a group of Woodstock residents came together to create a 2.8-mile, flat, walking trail on private land near the center of Woodstock and adjacent to Woodstock’s East End Park. Ottauquechee River Trail provides the community with abundant opportunities for exercise, river access and a totally new exposure to Woodstock’s nature and beauty.
East End Park
Woodstock residents and visitors of all ages come together at East End Park to relax, play and connect with each other. The park represents the culmination of more than a decade of work by area residents who transformed a previously neglected corner of the Village into an inviting community space. The group continues to maintain the area and plan for its future. The park has become a treasured community asset, a "jewel" created from a "jungle".
One House at a Time
One House at a Time makes it possible for people with moderate incomes to own a home. The project buys a house, makes any necessary repairs and improvements before reselling the house with a down payment grant to qualified households. The project is a collaboration between Woodstock Community Trust and Twin Pines Housing.
Local Deeds is a program to protect housing for families and individuals who live and work, or will work, here year-round serving the local community. The project will buy deed restrictions on existing and new properties in exchange for cash that can be used by the owners of these homes for their own purposes. While the program is not yet operational, please contact us to discuss your needs in anticipation of the time when we will be able to assist you.
- Makes it easier for you to get help during a time of need.
- Is a central point of contact for you.
- Connects you with an experienced community volunteer who responds quickly and will help you get assistance.
- Is confidential and respectful of your situation, whether due to divorce, job loss, family illness, or financial stress.
- Can help you if you live in Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, or Woodstock.
- Partners with many local organizations such as Barnard Helping Hands and Ottauquechee Health Foundation.
Woodstock Area Relief Fund (WARF)
In 2020, Woodstock Community Trust became the fiscal sponsor for WARF (Woodstock Area Relief Fund): COVID-19. WARF raised and distributed $916,000 in aid to 855 individuals who were struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers and donations from individuals and foundations made this community effort possible.
In 2019, the Woodstock Community Trust was the fiscal sponsor for Naked Table, a community building project run by ShackletonThomas. Held on the Woodstock Green in 2019, volunteers from 21 area non-profit organizations made their own sustainably sourced tables under the knowledgeable eyes of the ShackletonThomas furniture makers.
The Equal Care Fund
The Equal Care Fund enhances equitable access to mental health and educational services for those residing in the Upper Valley regardless of financial standing. Woodstock Community Trust gave the Fund a 501c3 home so they could fundraise as they established a long term 501c3 arrangement. Visit https://www.equalcarefund.org for more information.
Have a project of your own?
If you've got a project and would like to join the Woodstock Community Trust portfolio, learn more here.