Enhancing community engagement and partnership working
In 2012/13, we:
Launched Have Your Say, a scheme that involves local people making decisions about grant funding in their area.
Recruited 150 volunteers to deliver the Home Library Service. Volunteers are also making a vital contribution to services by supporting libraries in Stanmore (Winchester), Hedge End and North Baddesley.
Helped Hampshire householders to save a potential £92 million on their fuel bills through the Insulate Hampshire initiative. Over 13,900 homes received cavity wall and/or loft insulation, mostly at no cost to the householder, which will save an estimated 381,000 tonnes of CO2 during the lifetime of the insulation. The scheme was recognised nationally, winning the 'Best Local Initiative' category in the 2013 Climate Week Awards.
Signed up to the Hampshire Community Covenant, which promotes awareness of issues affecting Armed Forces communities and encourages people to support them.
Provided grants for local community groups to deliver services for young children and their families through the new Young Children’s Community Support Grant.