Working with the voluntary and community sector
The County Council recognises the huge diversity of the work carried out by voluntary organisations and the enormous difference they make to peoples lives, communities and the environment across the county.
The Councils in Hampshire work together to better understand what voluntary and community organisations need so that we can ensure public funding is directed to providing appropriate assistance.
The County Council talks about the importance of working in partnership in its statement on working with the community and voluntary sector 106kb.
Hampshire County Council also adheres to the principles of the National Compact which is a code governing the way the statutory and voluntary sector work together.
Voluntary and Community Groups in Hampshire
There are approximately 8400 voluntary and community groups. The County Council hosts the e.Volve database where you can find information about organisations.
Hampshire County Council values the work done by volunteers and is keen to encourage more people to volunteer in their local community. If you would like to find out about volunteering opportunities in your area, contact your local centre through Volunteer centres in Hampshire.
Hampshire organisations which offer support and advice to the local voluntary and community sector:
- Councils for Voluntary Services
- Community Action Hampshire
- The Roles of Community Action Hampshire and District Councils for Voluntary Services
Grants and funding
Voluntary & community organisations can apply for County Council grants to help fund projects or proposals that support our priorities.
Contact the Voluntary and Community Sector Team
Phone: 01962 847591.