Communities

Communities

Valuing diversity

Our vision for Hart is a district that appreciates and celebrates its diversity, challenges intolerance and discrimination, and positively promotes equality. 

Each year we publish a diversity profile of Hart’s community alongside examples of how we use information about diversity in the district to shape our services and programmes. The report and our Equality Policy can be found on our Corporate policies page.

English as your second language

If you are having trouble understanding the services we provide or require information in alternative languages or formats, please contact us.

Voluntary and community organisations

Voluntary and community organisations play a vital role in the district, fulfilling a wide range of needs and wants for the community.

We support voluntary and community organisations in a variety of ways including grant funding, Hart Lottery, concessions and benefits in kind, and opportunities to network and share information.

We fund Hart Voluntary Action (HVA) to provide advice and support to voluntary and community organisations including the development of volunteering in the district. HVA can provide:

  • Advice and information 
  • Help with finding grants
  • Networking events
  • Project development
  • Training
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Promote the activities of groups and organisations.

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer your time locally visit the Volunteer North Hampshire website, brought to you by Hart Voluntary Action and partners.

Community partnerships

Through our partnership with Hart Voluntary Action we connect with voluntary organisations and community groups who represent the needs of particular groups within our community such as Autism Friendly Fleet, a group of local parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who aim to help make Fleet a more Autism-friendly town.

We also coordinate the following networks:

  • Hart Ageing Well Network: Brings together District Council representatives with local services and voluntary and community groups to share information and discuss issues impacting older people in the district.
  • Hart Starting Well Network: Brings together District Council representatives with schools, statutory partners and voluntary organisations to share information and discuss issues impacting children, young people and families in the district.

Community activities

A wide range of community, leisure and social activities happen across Hart. To find information about what’s happening in your community you could: