New National Lottery Funded Project Launches In Havant - The Directory Group

New National Lottery Funded Project launches in Havant

Community First has launched its new Big Lottery Funded project called Positive Pathways. 

Positive Pathways will work with local Havant Borough residents who need a little bit of help to volunteer in their community, to increase participation in volunteering especially for those who are long term unemployed or want to reconnect with their community but do not have the confidence to do it alone.

Offering team volunteering as well as personalised training and mentoring into individual placements, Positive Pathways will build on the success of the Havant V Team that supported many local people into volunteering. Helping people to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills, make new friends, support local charities and community groups, and all whilst improving their own health and wellbeing.

Taking place at Leigh Park Community Centre, the launch will begin with coffee and mince pies at 11am with presentations from Positive Pathway clients, Havant Job Centre and South East Hampshire Better Local Care. 

Janet Duggan, Volunteer Service Manager at Community First, said: “we are so exciting to be launching our brand-new project called Positive Pathways after being awarded £428k by the Big Lottery Fund. 

“Our new team of 3 workers will work with local people who feel vulnerable and isolated especially after a period of ill health or being out of work for a long time”.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley