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YOU is granted £10k to support volunteer recruitment

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YOUOn 11th June 2019, the National Lottery Community Fund announced almost £88 million had been awarded to over 3,000 good causes to help communities to thrive by tackling loneliness and isolation.

YOU was awarded £10,000 of this funding to support with the recruitment and retention of volunteers. Volunteers at YOU are very important as we have many services that are supported by those who give up their time to give something back to their communities and work alongside some of the vulnerable people accessing our services. In particular, our My Time (a service that supports carers) and Counselling with YOU services, as these services are predominately delivered by volunteers and so much value is added by their amazing contribution.

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Portsmouth scientists awarded £5.8 million to help find new ways to recycle plastic waste

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University of Portsmouth scientists, who have engineered an enzyme that can break down some of the world’s most commonly polluting plastics, have been awarded £5.8 million through the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy.

The investment from the Research England Expanding Excellence Fund, coupled with significant investment by the University of Portsmouth, will speed up progress towards finding a solution to one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges – plastic waste.

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Portsmouth Crowned 'Council of the Year' for Energy Efficiency

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Portsmouth City Council's in-house Energy Services team has won the coveted 'Council of the Year Award' at the 2019 South East Energy Efficiency Awards. The team was also commended in a second category for their work around mitigating fuel poverty and the provision of affordable energy for vulnerable residents.

The award is presented to one council or local authority that has shown commitment to promoting energy efficiency within their region whilst thanking them for their efforts.

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Another first for Portsmouth as Silver Spirit makes her debut

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Portsmouth International Port welcomed Silver Spirit, one of Silversea’s largest cruise ships, to the city for the first time on Tuesday 11th June.

The ship’s 604 guests began their voyage in Barcelona and are ten days into their 11-day cruise, calling into Portsmouth to discover the city’s attractions and world-renowned maritime heritage before completing their journey in London on the 12th June.

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