Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Welcome to Community First New Forest

Would You Take In A Stranger?

The homelessness network behind New Forest Nightstop is featured in a major new TV documentary broadcast on Tuesday 11th July 2017.

Membership Survey

Please help us improve the services we provide by completing our brief 2017 membership survey.

Your feedback is important to us and will help us become more effective at meeting the needs of our members and the local voluntary and community sector.

All surveys responses received by 15 July will be entered into a draw for a £20 voucher

Search for Volunteering Opportunities in the New Forest

The Results are in:

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

Read our Latest Newsletter

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


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.

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Our Events

  • Wed

    Trigger Tool Training

    12.30 - 3pmKingfisher Room, The Totton Hub, 1 High St, Totton SO40 9HL
  • Wed

    Funding Workshop

    5pm - 7pmLyndhurst Community Centre, High St, Lyndhurst SO43 2NY
  • Wed

    What every Trustee should know

    4.30pm - 7pmLymington Community Centre (Beagley Room), New St, Lymington SO41 9BQ

For full information on upcoming events shown above, please visit the Events Page

Latest News from CFNF

Guess what – we’ve got something NEW to shout about….

It’s National Volunteers’ Week from 1 - 7 June 2017 and to celebrate, Community First New Forest is very excited to launch its brand new, new look Volunteer opportunity website.
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Homelessness, Mental Health & New Forest Nightstop

Homelessness and mental health often go hand in hand. Poor housing or homelessness can increase the chances of developing a mental health problem, or exacerbate an existing condition.
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Happy Sun

Volunteer and feel happier

It’s official, studies by the London School of Economics have shown that people who volunteered as little as once a month reported feeling happier than the general population as a whole.
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