Community Programmes

With these Programmes we’re supporting the people of Portsmouth, and encouraging the people of Portsmouth to support the city.

With the Covid-19 lockdown hitting in mid-March, we unfortunately had to suspend our programmes and plans. We are now working towards getting these programmes safely up and running again, and they will be added below as they restart.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

Care Leavers Programme

This Programme provides support for young people after leaving care, and to prepare those still in the care system for their next steps, by providing mentors and role models.

Portsmouth Ambassadors

The Portsmouth Ambassadors programme aims to engage the local community and businesses to drive passion for the city, recruiting Ambassadors to carry the message.

Community News

Manor Infant School is the first school to benefit from a new scheme to help Portsmouth children whose families can’t afford the technology they need for learning at home. Shaping Portsmouth’s Bridging the Digital Divide scheme was created to
An opportunity to connect people, especially those who might be isolated or missing seeing friends, is now available in Portsmouth. Reading Friends is a programme aimed at people who enjoy talking about books and would like to make new
The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth has teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework to offer some very special embroidery classes online. The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth has teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework to
The City Council’s community testing programme operating at the Guildhall, initially for critical workers, is now available to all Portsmouth’s workers who cannot work from home. Cllr Matthew Winnington, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social
Portsmouth City Council and The Portsmouth News are hosting an online event for residents to ask questions about COVID-19. A panel of experts – including Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health, Angela Anderson, Clinical Director for the COVID-19 Vaccination
People in Portsmouth are being asked to share their views on e-scooters, as an opinion survey has launched. The survey comes ahead of Portsmouth City Council’s trial of rental e-scooters set to launch next month in the city. The