We love partnering with charities across the city! Not only is this a blessing to them, but it also encourages and strengthens us.
At Portswood Church we recognise that we can achieve more good when we work together.
Below you can find links to explore more about the main charities we work with.
Southampton City Mission
Delivering Christian schools work across the City and providing emergency food and clothes to those in need in Southampton. We have a focused month of giving in particular during August as well as providing a drop off point for donations on a Sunday morning. Basics Bank
Southampton City and Region Action to Combat Hardship (S.C.R.A.T.C.H)
SCRATCH provides services which relieve the effects of hardship, disadvantage and poverty for individuals and families living in Southampton and the surrounding area. As part of this, each year we support an amazing project called Christmas Complete which helps provide toys and gifts to disadvantaged children and young people who otherwise may not receive presents on Christmas Day. This year they were able to provide a parcel of 7 or 8 toys to 2393 children and young people from over 1200 families across Hampshire
Southampton Street Pastors
Engaging with people on the streets to care for them, listen to them and help them, working together with other partners in the night-time economy to make communities safer
Safe families for Children
Safe Families for Children (Safe Families) works hand-in-hand with children’s services to link families in need with local volunteers who can offer them help and support
An initiative of the churches working together to love our neighbours in the city in practical ways, to communicate efficiently with the city council and to focus on specific areas of need. There are opportunities to donate financially or by volunteering your time
Offering a listening ear, emotional support and prayer to women who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation in Southampton
Christian's Against Poverty
These guys are on a mission to release thousands of families from grinding poverty through award winning debt counselling and community groups. By equipping and empowering local churches to reach out on their doorsteps, they're bringing hope to tens of thousands of people every year
The Firgrove Centre
Offering support and Information for an unintended pregnancy as well as pre and post abortion, post-adoption, miscarriage and baby loss counselling
Studying in another country can be great fun and very rewarding. But it can also sometimes bring challenges; a new language, a different culture, and getting to know new people. Friends International wants to welcome internationals, and to give them opportunities to meet local people, make friends and learn about British culture, customs and beliefs.
A theological college that is transforming people through life-giving theology in the presence and power of the Spirit
Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to peoples mental wellbeing
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