Common Ground (New Forest) Trust exists to promote and support the arts in particular through the education, promotion and support of young people in and around the New Forest area.
Common Ground works in partnership with many key bodies in the community such as New Milton Town Council, New Milton Town Partnership, The ASBOC Group and The Round Table.
The first year all proceeds went to four separate charities with close ties to the local community. Since forming a charitable trust CG specifically supports the arts through the provision of a number of live events and young people through its partnership work with ASBOC.
That partnership work chiefly consists of open drop in sessions, targeted support in a range of areas such as sexual health, wellbeing, citizenship and more, and the impending opening of a food bank. When the trust has funds in excess of that required to operate these services it acts as a grant making trust bestowing funds on application to charitable bodies on a case by case basis as deemed appropriate by the board of Trustees.
All donations given help us to continue with the good work we do for the young people of the community.