Our Community Development Team provides specialist information and support to local community groups, social enterprises and charities. Our expertise allows us to provide critical support to our Members when they need it most. Helpfully we’ve created a Library of useful toolkits and links that provide easy to navigate information and guidance across a broad range of issues facing organisations like yours.

Can’t find what you need? Our Community Development Team provides tailored support to groups on a case-by-case basis.

If you need to speak with a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing or call 0300 500 8085.


Browse by hovering over our interactive Community First office or the Library below

Browse by category

Useful Websites

Useful websites for the voluntary sector.

Starting Up

Starting up a new community group or social enterprise.

Governance & Leadership

Management and governance for your organisation.


Business planning models and templates.

Finance & Funding

Managing your organisations finances, grant applications and fundraising.


Working with people ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Health & Wellbeing

Useful guides for groups supporting health & wellbeing.


Support with legal matters.

Managing Risk

Managing risk - including organisation and people.

Quality, Outcomes, & Impact

Demonstrating your effectiveness.

Practical Management

Everyday management knowhow.

Digital Technology, Communications & Data

Managing information technology and protecting data.

Property Management & Environmental Sustainability

Managing property and community buildings. Being green.

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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