SPARK Community Space has a window of opportunity for local businesses

SPARK Community Space has a window of opportunity for Portsmouth businesses to advertise right in the heart of the city. SPARK is a registered charity that welcomes anyone who feels pushed aside or overlooked by society, whether that’s because of illness, disability, redundancy, lack of qualifications or any other reason. They meet people, wherever they […]

We’re relaunching and expanding our Armed Forces Community Programme

The Shaping Portsmouth team are pleased to announce the expansion of our Armed Forces Covenant programme, which is being renamed the Armed Forces Community programme. Encouraging Portsmouth businesses to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Employer Recognition Scheme will still be a core part of the programme but we wanted to do […]

Solent Mind becomes a Shaping Portsmouth Associate

Solent Mind is the latest organisation to become a Shaping Portsmouth Associate. Solent Mind is a mental health charity which aims to help people be mentally well and thrive in Hampshire. They’re here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support, and their mental […]

The Friends of Mary Rose are seeking help with fundraising for a new minibus

Mary Rose Academy is a special school for 181 pupils aged 2-19 years, they provide a highly specialist, personalised curriculum for young people with the most profound, severe and complex learning difficulties.  In addition, the majority of pupils have co-occurring needs including ASC, severe physical disabilities and highly complex medical conditions.  The Friends of Mary […]

Trustees at Pompey In The Community

Pompey in the Community are looking to recruit a number of trustees in a voluntary role who have high level of experience in: Finance Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Marketing and Fundraising in UK Charity Sector While all applications will be judged on merit alone, they do welcome applications from those individuals from groups who […]

Portsmouth Ambassadors Prepare for the Busiest Cruise Season Yet!

As we gear up for an exciting year ahead and as part of our strategy to optimise for a successful 2024 cruise season, we are thrilled to announce that this week marked the official kick-off of the 2024 cruise season for Shaping Portsmouth’s Cruise Ambassadors, gearing up for the busiest year yet.  The meeting was […]

Dates revealed for Southsea Food Festival 2024

The council has confirmed that the popular Southsea Food Festival will return on the 20 and 21 July 2024. Food businesses and traders are invited to register their attendance for this celebration weekend which in past years has attracted crowds of over 50,000 people. Southsea Food Festival 2024 is celebrating its 16th anniversary and last year […]

Please support Fair Ways Care leavers Christmas Appeal

Fair Ways is a charity that provides Childrens services, meaning that they provide Fostering, Education, Residential care, Mental Health, and Family services. In total they look after about 800 children, young people and adults each year. Their Christmas Appeal this year is to raise awareness and practical assistance for Care Leavers. Christmas is an especially […]

‘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 […]

Kings at the Queens

The Kings Theatre and The Queens Hotel are joining forces for a special Christmas cabaret in the Winter Lodge in aid of Spark Community Space on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm. The evening will be compered by Pompey Panto favourite Jack Edwards with performances from cast members of Hook, this year’s panto, including Shaun Williamson, […]