Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773


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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Our Funders

Thank you to all our funders for their support, it is appreciated and is vital to our work and the difference we make together towards improving the quality of life of people in the New Forest

We acknowledge the support of:

  • New Forest District Council
  • Hampshire County Council (Including Supporting People)
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Brockenhurst College
  • Chinwaggers
  • Community First HEH
  • Danny Cracknell Memorial Fund
  • 5th New Forest & Testwood Scouts
  • Esso Petroleum
  • Fab & Fair LLP
  • Forest Fundraisers
  • Friends of Wisteria Surgery
  • Hampshire & IOW Masons
  • Hampshire Learning
  • HCC Councillors grant - Cllr Fawkes Hythe Primary School
  • Hythe Ukele Group
  • King Edward Vl School
  • Lymington Lions Club
  • Marchwood WI
  • National Womens Register
  • New Forest Basics
  • New Forest Group of Lodges
  • New Forest Runners
  • Ringwood Rotary
  • Rotary Club -Southampton
  • Soroptimist International
  • Test Valley Borough Council
  • The Emilienne Trust
  • The Mountbatten School
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • URC Lymington
  • Waitrose
  • Many donations from individual supporters
  • Our members