Home-Start relies on charitable donations, grants from local authorities and charitable trusts. The economic climate over the past 10 years has made it progressively more difficult to maintain the same levels of service over subsequent years with some organisations having to reduce services; sadly some Home-Start’s have closed.

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The Home-Start network is dependent on volunteer trustees and home visitors providing their time, and a small team of paid staff co-ordinating and managing the day to day activities.  The more money we raise, the more volunteers we can train, the more families we can support.

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Home-Start’s in Hampshire receive partial funding from local authorities Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, and the Isle of Wight Council.  They also apply for additional grants from companies, trusts and foundations to cover running costs. Home-Start schemes are also dependent on local initiatives to raise funds – this is where you may be able to help.

How to show your support

Each local Home-Start organises their own fundraising events, please go to the contact us page to locate Home-Start in your local area and see how you could help them raise much needed funds.

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Fundraising Events

We are always happy to offer help and support to individuals or companies looking to hold fundraising events on our behalf. From tea parties to quiz nights to sponsored walks and sky-dives, there are many ways to raise funds to support our work. If you have any great ideas about fundraising events please get in touch using our contact us page.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorship can bring many benefits to a company and even small donations can make a big difference to our scheme. If your company would like to contribute to the work of Home-Start we would love to hear from you!

Can you help by sponsoring us? Please locate your nearest regional office on the contact us page.

Thank you for your support

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