‘Comfort and Joy’ sharing some love at Christmas

Over 20 years ago, at a Portsmouth Housing Association meeting, two people chatted at the coffee break. That short conversation led to the development of Churches Homeless Action, a voluntary group of homelessness organisations and Churches that works to ensure that homelessness issues are kept on the churches’ agenda in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, and […]

Mountjoy completes roofing work for local charity

Mountjoy recently carried out roofing works for local charity, Age Concern Hampshire, after being linked through Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support network. The repairs were completed at their Care and Wellbeing Centre in Locks Heath, following a leak within the roof caused by a failed vent tile. Age Concern Hampshire are a local charity that supports […]

Wimborne Primary School pupils welcome Digital Enablement donation

Wimborne Primary School pupils welcomed a donation of iPads via Shaping Portsmouth’s Digital Enablement programme. Wimborne pupils have been using the iPads to record themselves reporting on an ‘incident’ as part of their English lessons and used their science knowledge of materials to go on a material hunt around the school. They then used their learning from […]

Charity Support Network continues to grow

Shaping Portsmouth’s Charity Support Network is continuing to grow as we help support Charities within the City. Last week, our own Sam McGrath delivered tabards and aprons to the Buckland Soup Kitchen as a uniform for their volunteers. Shaping Portsmouth were placing an order for T shirts with Sea Dog Print Studio as the call came in, so we expanded our […]

Launching the Charity Support Network programme

Shaping Portsmouth is pleased to announce the pilot launch of our Charity Support Network, and we’re looking for businesses to sign up. Businesses can volunteer their time and expertise to build up a resource bank to provide free support to charities in the Portsmouth area.Charities can then request the support they need, and the Shaping Portsmouth team will […]

The Charity Support Network welcomes a new Programme Lead

At Shaping Portsmouth, we are pleased to welcome Chris Hillman as the new Programme Lead for the Charity Support Network. The programme provides a database of tradespeople willing to volunteer their time and expertise to support charitable organisations and their work. Chris is Head of Employability and Apprenticeships at Minstead Trust, which supports over 220 people with […]

Shaping Portsmouth’s Digital Enablement Programme is looking for a volunteer bid writer

The Digital Enablement programme provides access to technology and support to students & vulnerable adults within Portsmouth who are unable to financially afford devices. This will enable students to continue digital learning from home and allow the adults to stay digitally connected with family, friends and assist in their daily routine, like online shopping, prescription ordering and […]