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Find out more about the organisations attending the fair

Find out which not-for-profit organisations will be attending the fair and hosting a stand. Here you can find a little more detail about what each charity does and how they support people and places in the community.

Meet the Organisations

Action Tutoring is a charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve academically, with a view to enabling them to progress in education, employment or training. We do this by partnering high-quality volunteer tutors with pupils to increase their subject knowledge, confidence and study skills.

Our mission is 'To help adults in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire enjoy a better quality of life, with a specific focus on all aspects of getting older.' We have regularly responded to an ever-changing environment, including anticipated changes in commissioning, social care, society and the changing expectations of older people.

Citizens Advice provides information and advice to solve problems people face connected to legal, healthcare, debt, employment, and many more areas. We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect them.

Aspex exists to support emerging artists, reveal the creative process, and engage new audiences with visual art.

We achieve this by delivering an exciting and varied programme of exhibitions, off-site projects and participation events. Our aim is to make the creation and enjoyment of art a more inclusive activity.


We provide information and advice to solve problems in regards to legal, healthcare, debt, employment, and many more areas. We aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect them.

At Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. We work with a global community of volunteers, educators, and partners to run free coding clubs where 9 to 13-year-olds build and share their ideas.

We are a Portsmouth based charity providing a toy library service and other community resources for children, their families and carers. The objective of Connors Toy Libraries is to assist in the provision of facilities for children by providing therapeutic, educational and stimulating toys and to promote better care and upbringing of children. We run a variety of groups and toy & play/leisure equipment services for families in Portsmouth.

Dance Live! is an exciting dance event for schools and colleges brought to you by The Guildhall Trust. Junior and secondary school children compete using choreographed routines to the backdrop of a giant digital screen. Pupils showcase a range of skills from dance, performance and off-stage technical skills to creative design.

Enable Ability supports people with a range of physical disabilities. Altogether we provide for approximately 500 children and adults through a growing number of support services.

Endometriosis South Coast is an inclusive charity set up to support people living with or going through the diagnosis process for Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. We are also here for people that feel they may be suffering with the conditions without starting the process of diagnosis.

Girlguiding is the largest youth organisation for girls in the UK today. We enable girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world. We have just over 6500 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and Adult Leaders.

We're a group of local residents who run, walk, or cycle to help out community projects and older people in Portsmouth. Every GoodGym session is different.

We are one of the biggest forces in the country, delivering policing services to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We've retained a strong neighbourhood policing approach and have more police officers in frontline roles than average.

Gosport Gallery is a bright and welcoming exhibition space located in the historic former assembly hall of Gosport Grammar School. It hosts a wide variety of exhibitions and events from shows of work by the finest local artists to exhibitions drawing on the rich collections cared for by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts, all standing up for the natural world. Together we are the nation’s most active and influential nature conservation partnership, protecting wildlife in every part of the British Isles. Each Trust works within its local community to inspire people and bring about change.

Havant Borough Council is delivering Link Up Leigh Park, scheme to help young people in Leigh Park into work and improve their long-term health and wellbeing. It will help residents aged between 16-24-years-old get into education, training, apprenticeships and employment.

Home-Start Portsmouth is committed to supporting the welfare of families in the city. We provide emotional and practical support to families with our trained home-visiting volunteers, stay and play groups and expert support, helping them through their most challenging times.

Spurgeons has established the Invisible Walls service at HMP Winchester to open new doors of support for fathers and their families. Invisible Walls operates seven days a week and provides a place of peace within a stressed environment. Our key workers provide a listening ear and signpost families to help they need.

It’s a Penalty has been working to disrupt the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world: human trafficking and exploitation. As well as providing people with the tools to protect those who have been abused, exploited or trafficked, It’s a Penalty strives to prevent people from becoming victims in the first place.

For 110 years audiences have enjoyed musicals, plays, comedy, opera, dance, talks and film in the sumptuous surroundings of a beautiful Grade II* listed proscenium arch theatre. The Kings Youth Theatre is open to members from 2 to 18 and is for anyone who wants to discover new skills, make friends, build confidence and have lots of fun!

The Mary Rose Trust is responsible for King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose and her unique collection of artefacts. We are a world-class visitor experience, as well as a scientific and educational resource.

No.6 Cinema is based in the world famous Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which is also home to many attractions and close to Gunwharf Quays.

Considered in Portsmouth as quite the hidden treasure, No.6 Cinema follows a policy of showing world cinema’s latest and greatest releases, whilst also mixing in an eclectic blend of classic movies, heritage titles and documentaries into our programme.


Portsmouth Abuse & Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) provides free specialist counselling and psychotherapy for people who have experienced sexual and/or domestic abuse.

From humble beginnings in 1180 at the heart of Portsmouth's original settlement, this church became a parish church around 1320 and a Cathedral in 1927. It has been integral to the development of Portsmouth as a modern, vibrant city.

This project aims to increase knowledge and confidence in Portsmouth on how to use a defibrillator to save lives. Learn the lifesaving skill of CPR and then volunteer to teach others at events across the local community.

Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. We currently run three holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport.

The Good Neighbours scheme is a befriending and support service intended for vulnerable adults and carers who suffer the effects of social and emotional isolation. The scheme operates in the city of Portsmouth.

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 1.4 million conversations with people who need in-the-moment support.

We’re custodians of the National Cycle Network, a UK-wide network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside, loved by the communities they serve. We bring people together to create places with clean air and green spaces, where friends and facilities are just a short walk away.


Told through the personal accounts of people who were there and brought to life through stunning audio-visual presentations alongside iconic objects from the museum’s collection; this is the story of D-Day.

We are Portsmouth’s first plastic-free supermarket, providing groceries for the community that don’t cost the earth. Our store is run by the community for the community. All profits are reinvested into the shop and other local projects aiming to better Portsmouth & Southsea communities.

YOU has provided expert specialist advice in Portsmouth for over 25 years and is a member of Advice UK. Counselling with YOU is an inclusive, easy to access counselling service for all adults (18+ years) living or working in Portsmouth. Our vision is for everyone who is in need of our advice, care and support to have the tools and resources they need for their journey towards the life they want.

The Youth Commission is a brilliant opportunity for young people to gain new knowledge, skills and experiences, and have their say on crime and policing issues that matter most to them. The Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and voice young people’s opinions from all across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, to help shape decision making.


The Literacy Hubs exists to help young people develop the literacy skills they need to thrive. We work with local communities to create learning programs that meet their specific literacy needs, and each hub is individually designed to best support the community it serves.


Toucan Diversity Training CIC is a social-profit organisation that provides equality training in order to promote social inclusion for disabled people. Our training is designed and delivered by our team of accredited disabled trainers who will share their lived experience of a disability.

We believe the financial services sector is profoundly important to the wellbeing of society, economic stability and political stability. We are huge fans of the sector and what it does, when it is behaving properly. Consensus has been forming that ‘transparency’ is far more than just a powerful watchword; it can be the zeitgeist that could drive the change that the consumer deserves and the reputation of the sector desperately needs.

The library is so much more than books and resources. We are a busy single site library, with 24/7 service, holding Customer Service Excellence accreditation and consistently achieving above sector average rates in the National Student Survey (NSS). We are committed to supporting our users, students and staff.