Parity Trust believes in the importance of investment in communities: its people, its buildings, our homes and the broader environment.
The sustainability of any community is in part dependent upon having access to good quality, appropriate buildings and facilities which are fit for purpose, accessible, environmentally and economically efficient, are attractive in design and ultimately meet the needs of local people.
As part of our commitment locally, the Joint Venture Social Enterprise Limited was set up by Parity Trust and the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth Council for Social Responsibility and it is the Solent's social innovation company - find out more on the JVSE page within this website.
Supporting businesses in the community:
Parity Trust has enjoyed being able to get involved in supporting local social enterprise Southsea Greenhouse, the project was established as a community co-operative from a very big idea, a small starting budget, a small grant and some real commitment to see the process through from an idea to reality.
Southsea Greenhouse aim to encourage people to shop local, volunteer and get involved and eat healthy, fresh and organic food that has not travelled a long way. Delivering by bike where possible, the organisation is also planning a workplace veg-box scheme to try and cut 'food miles' and also make the enterprise cost effective.
Anyone interested in local produce and supporting a local social enterprise can not only order stock, but can also become a member. Further information about the co-operative can be found on the Southsea Greenhouse website - along with some images from the greenhouse and recent events. We wish those involved every success!
As well as our work with Southsea Greenhouse, Parity Trust is also a long time supporter of local radio station Express FM. The radio station is local to Portsmouth and celebrates life in South Hampshire. Express FM offers a fresh, upbeat musical mix and real life voices - part a constant mission to search out the opportunities in our city for getting the most out of life, music, heritage, sports and much more besides! Every penny the station receives is invested in helping people to communicate with their catchment area of Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. You can find out more about their presenters here....