Homelessness, Mental Health & New Forest Nightstop

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Volunteer and feel happier

It’s official, studies by the London School of Economics have shown that people who ...
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Children & Young People – New Forest Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know that more than 850,000 children and young people in the UK ...

Mental Health and Young Carers

Young Carers across Hampshire have been benefiting from a one year pilot project aimed ...

The Results are in:

2017 Survey of Voluntary and Community Organisations in the New Forest.  Click to read the results.

See the latest news for charities, voluntary and community groups in the New Forest.


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Community First New Forest is a passionate charity that seeks to improve the quality of life for people and communities living in the New Forest District and surrounding districts.

Who we support:

We do this by:

  • Providing support and advice to local voluntary and community groups
  • Helping people to volunteer
  • Delivering local services that help people with their needs

Our services include:

All of our services will put you at the centre – your needs are important to us and we are committed to providing the best possible service.

Many people have told us that we make a difference and they have said how much our help is appreciated. What you think and feel matters to us – we want to be sure that we are there for you and really helping you.

Please have a look at our services and see how they might be able to help you or someone you know.

Thank you to all our funders for their support; it is appreciated and is vital to our work and the difference we make together. Our key funders are Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and Big Lottery.  A list of our funders can be found via this link.