There are approximately 8,000 not-for-profit organisations in Hampshire (charities, social enterprises, community groups, faith groups, user-led organisations, volunteer groups and the like) serving the county’s 1.3 million people. These organisations are at the very heart of their communities. They provide the activities and services that local people need and want – they are trusted sources of advice, information and support. In short, they make Hampshire a better place to live and work.

Take a look at our short stories of change to get an idea of how we have helped some of our communities to thrive…