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Photo of a boy wearing a super hero outfitWe help local people work together to build sustainable communities where everyone is valued and involved. We support local people who are keen to make a difference to where they live. We can help you to:

- Support or start a group or project
- Get funding for your project
- Reduce hate crime and promote togetherness
- Inspire your community and volunteer
- Get involved and influence local decisions
- Enjoy your community through street parties and local events.

Resource library

In addition to providing support through our community development workers we now have an online resource library. There are how to guides, templates, case studies and links to online training; we hope all of which will enable you to improve your experience of getting involved with your local community. If there is any information you would specifically like to see in the resource library please let us know on

Case studies - information on how the Communities team has worked with the community and other agencies to make a difference to where you live.

How to guides - advice on starting, running, funding, organising events, promoting and having an online web presence for your community group.

IT facilities and training map - a map showing where you can get online and have IT training in Southampton.

Policies - these documents reflect the main policies your group should have in place to ensure everyone in your group or working with your group is protected.

Templates - templates for accounting, from monthly accounts to a project budget sheet, and basic poster design.

Training - selection of local and online training for free or at a low cost.

Explanation of phrases, words and jargon - terms and phrases to help you understand more about community and voluntary groups.

External resources - external information websites which will be helpful to you and your community group.

Southampton Cooks - cookery book from Southampton's diverse communities.


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