Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

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The Minstead Trust is urgently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

Wood Turning Enthusiast - Working as part of a small team, supporting adults with learning disabilities, on a one to one basis, providing instruction and support on basic wood-turning skills

Skills support with literacy and numeracy - To work one to one in sessions of half an hour with 3 to 5 students on a Monday morning. You would be helping the students with their reading, writing, money skills, telling the time, numbers etc. according to the individuals need and using age-appropriate materials and resources.

Families Matter: Puppet Stage and Sound Crew
Praisin' Hands Puppets based at Hythe URC is looking for 2 people with strong muscles to load and lift equipment from the van, set up the stage, watch the very entertaining children's puppet show and then dismantle the stage and load up the equipment. Any expertise/experience in sound desk/lighting would be valuable, but not required.

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Membership Services

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Become a Full Member of Community First!

By becoming a member of Community First New Forest you can take advantage of a range of useful services.  Even where there may be a small charge for these services, these are at concessionary rates.

Benefits of membership

  • A monthly bulletin that will help you with information on funding opportunities, good practice, training and policy
  • January ebulletin
  • Subsidised training
  • Hire of the Community First New Forest’s minibuses at low cost and participate in our transport brokerage scheme
  • Licence for holding a raffle
  • Members will be included in any consultation exercise run by Community First New Forest
  • Voting rights at Community First New Forest’s AGM

It is hoped that members will play a part in the running of Community First New Forest, attend AGMs and keep Community First New Forest informed of issues affecting them and the voluntary sector locally.

Membership criteria 
Full membership
To be a full voting member of CFNF you must be in one or more of the following categories:

  • Voluntary and community group
  • Faith group
  • Social enterprise
  • Not-for profit group

and be providing a service in or to the New Forest District.

Associate membership (non-voting)
The following categories entitle associate membership

  • A public sector body (eg local authority, town and parish council, school, college and other public sector bodies) serving the New Forest
  • Individuals – for health and social care purposes within the New Forest
  • A voluntary and community group, faith group or social enterprise which is not providing a service in or to the New Forest

Access to services

All membership services are provided free or at a subsidised rate to full members and free or at the full rate to associate members.  DBS checks for associate members are only available to organisations with 25 or less employees/volunteers.

Membership Rules  

Please follow the link to find out details of our membership rules

  • Membership is £10 per year. We believe this represents excellent value for the support and services we provide and will enable us to continue that support.
  • Full membership is open to voluntary or statutory bodies serving the New Forest District
  • Full members are required to have limited liability of £1 in the event of Community First New Forest being wound up.  This liability will never exceed £1.
  • Associate membership is available to individuals (health and social care) and other accepted bodies.  Associate members do not have the right to vote at the AGM and are not required to have limited liability of £1.  However all the benefits stated are available to them.
  • Community First New Forest resources can only be used for voluntary and community purposes.
  • Community First New Forest reserves the right to reject an application for membership if the Board of Trustees is not convinced that the organisation’s aims and objectives are consistent with those of Community First New Forest.
  • Community First New Forest reserves the right not to renew membership of a group or individual if circumstances change and the group or individual no longer fulfils the criteria on which original membership was granted.

To become a member, please save our application form complete electronically and email to admin@cfnf.org.uk or download a PDF copy, complete by hand and return to us at:

Community First New Forest
First Floor Offices,
71 Christchurch Road,
Ringwood
BH24 1DH

Alternatively, if you have any queries, please telephone 01425 482773 or email admin@cfnf.org.uk


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