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Positive Pathways


Supporting Havant Borough residents who need a little bit of help to volunteer in their community, to increase participation in volunteering especially for those who are long term unemployed or who want to reconnect with their community but do not have the confidence to do it alone.

How can Positive Pathways help?

Our small team of dedicated workers will support local residents to:

  • Create a personal plan to help you to achieve your goals
  • Team volunteering, training or mentoring you into individual volunteer roles
  • You will gain valuable work experience, increase confidence, learn new skills & make new friends, enabling you to undertake individual volunteering roles or move closer to employment.

Hear directly from some of our clients using the following Youtube link:

Who can join?

Positive Pathways is based in Leigh Park and open to all Havant Borough residents over the age of 18.

How to join?

If you would like to find out more:

Staff from other services and organisations can refer their clients who they feel may benefit from our support as long as they have their client’s permission here (Positive-Pathways-Volunteer-Referral-Form)

Solent Community Grants Programme

To reach and work with individuals with complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer or into employment.

The programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

The programme has been created by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) fund holders.

The programme is a result of the call issued by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to commission ESF funded projects that provide grants to support organisations who are able to reach and work with individuals with complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer or into employment.

Communities First Wessex has received a grant of £23,581 from the Solent Community Grant Programme for the Positive Pathways Project supporting people through volunteering.

The project has enabled individuals to build confidence, meet others and become active.


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