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Be a champion of your community through connecting with those who need support by becoming a member of Community First.

Community led and people powered, we work across sectors with community members to effect positive change and be a force for good. As a membership organisation we are passionately committed to creating a strong, influential and thriving voluntary and community sector because we know the difference it makes to people’s lives. We believe we are stronger together and want to ensure your voice is heard and helps to shape the Voluntary Sector of the future in Hampshire. Membership is £10pa.

Call us now to discuss your membership with a member of our team on 0300 500 8085, or email

There are numerous benefits to being a Community First member including free and reduced fees on our training courses

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In 2019/20, we directly supported 619 of our member groups who asked for our help:

  • Helping to set up 23 new voluntary organisations
  • Registering interest from 1,600 volunteers, 596 of whom we know are now volunteering
  • Helping to raise over £900k of new funding
  • Processing almost 700 DBS checks
  • Delivering over 50 networking events
  • Delivering training to 1,766 people

Through our work…

  • A number of initiatives were delivered through collaboration with other organisations in the sector
  • We continued to deliver services to people in our communities helping them to stay connected

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Call us now to discuss your membership with a member of our team on 0300 500 8085 or email

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Need some help or advice?

Whether you need to know how to find local support groups or who to turn to for advice, our searchable Help and Support Directory is an easy to use list of Hampshire Community Services.

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