We did it
On 10th July 2020 we successfully raised £5,030 with 30 supporters in 55 days

The Parenting Network helps over 7000 families in and around Portsmouth. Help us through Covid-19

by The Parenting Network in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We did it we reached our £5000 goal!!!

We now are able to stretch the goal a little further!
An extra £1000 can go a long way here at The Parenting Network and can helps us purchase items to help families in need.


We will survive this: 

We have funding in place that will pay for our core services we offer BUT for the past few years we have worked hard  to reach families right across Portsmouth with a wider range of activities and support services. We really don't want to stop now or walk away from the families who need our help. Covid-19 has stopped all of our activities and our fundraising - but not  our fixed costs.

As we come out  of lockdown we believe we will be needed  more than ever. This crowdfunder has been set up to enable us to keep all of our services going and to  be ready to create new initiatives in order to help Portsmouth families through the challenges ahead.

Rewards for your donations:

1594121783_rsz_701a38a6-e027-46cd-90bd-688ac8da6a71.jpg

Ahoy! There is just 3 days left to grab these great prizes that have been so kindly donated by the award winning crew of The Barbership! Each of these gift boxes contains a bounty of goods and a parlay pass to board the good ship for a free cut! (They are currently taking pre booked appointments only).

We only have two of these boxes, so hurry and grab yours before it’s too late! 


1591194012_img_4742.jpg

United We Stand: This original one of a kind spray paint and water colour is donated from local artist Stevie who is also known as Violent Artist. Featuring the Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background. On 300gsm paper and framed. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

(THIS PAINTING HAS NOW BEEN SNAPPED UP - BUT WHY NOT GRAB A PRINT!)

1591561054_silver_a3_frame-(w).jpg

United We Stand Print: This absolutely stunning A3 print of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart background is the work of local artist Violent Artist and would look fantastic hanging up in your home or office!

(Frame not included)

1592571098_rsz_img_4889_2.jpgUnited We Stand Limited Edition Mug: Featuring the Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background.

1592571261_rsz_img_4894.jpgUnited We Stand Limited Edition T-shirt: With sublimated print for a vintage feel. Featuring the Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background.

1592571698_rsz_2cf45d36-7eaf-48c4-bcf6-833b6e9b987f.jpg

Limited Edition United We Stand Framed Print, Signed by Artist: This absolutely stunning A3 print of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart background is the work of local artist Violent Artist and would look fantastic hanging up in your home or office! ONLY 10 AVAILABLE

1591194187_img_4743.jpg

Southsea Letterpress Print: An A3 hand printed Letterpress print from local artist Jordan Baines. Using traditional wooden type, set in 10 line Helvetica with a 3 colour 6 layer overlay design. ONLY ONE AVAILABLE

1591194945_rsz_2img_4275-w_2.jpg

Dadzclub Pin: special limited edition Dadzclub pin (Size 15mm, made from hard enamel)

1591470020_rsz_img_4792.jpgPainted Stone: A small painted stone with a rainbow design created by children. (size of stone and exact design may vary)

Here's what we plan to do with the money:

  • Launch  weekend groups providing supportive places for families to attend. We would reduce social isolation, aid positive mental wellbeing following a sustained lockdown and assist parents to get their lives back on track and build a supportive peer networks. 
  • Continue to provide hot meals as part of the lunch club that  operates within our groups - for some attending children it can be the only hot meal of the weekend.

Social distancing, shielding and general lockdown has had a huge impact on families and its effects will be felt by those families for some time. As we begin to get on with our lives and pick up the pieces, we believe that services like ours that bring  people back together will be needed more than ever before.

Without funding we will have to scale down our support at a time when it should absolutely be increasing.

The Parenting Network

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise in Portsmouth that provides a much loved and much needed service for local families. We are working to build a supportive community of families and drive forward social change through education on positive parenting and best practice.

Our Mission

We connect, share best parental practice and empower parents.

Our Vision

To be the bench mark organisation and a treasured community resource for parental support and education.

Our Core Values

  • Make a Difference
  • Collaborate and Support
  • Learn and Share
  • Build Community
  • Offer Common Sense Solutions

We promote fun learning, strengthen family bonds and bring together communities whilst tackling gender stereotyping and isolation. We deliver a range of parental support services including Dadzclub, The Young Families Project, Parental Voice and Therapeutic Developmental Baby Massage.

1589583270_b0110b10-ff86-4872-9719-79f2a2e7de35.jpg




Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Signed Limited Edition United We Stand Print

Limited Edition United We Stand Framed Print, Signed by Artist: This absolutely stunning A3 print of the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart background is the work of local artist Violent Artist and would look fantastic hanging up in your home or office! ONLY 10 AVAILABLE

£10 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Painted stone

Receive a small painted stone with a rainbow design created by our CEO's 8 year old daughter. (size of stone and exact design may vary)

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Voucher For Two Free Barista Coffees

Claim two free barista coffees at Lily & Lime Cafe in Portsmouth Central and Southsea libraries.

£15 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Voucher For Two Free Barista Coffees & Cakes

Claim two free barista coffees with cakes at Lily & Lime Cafe in Portsmouth Central and Southsea libraries.

£20 or more

United We Stand Limited Edition Mug.

United We Stand Limited Edition Mug. Featuring the Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background.

£25 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Dadzclub Reward

Receive one of our very special limited edition Dadzclub pins (Size 15mm, made from hard enamel)

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Southsea Letterpress Print

An A3 hand printed Letterpress print from local artist Jordan Baines. Using traditional wooden type, set in 10 line Helvetica with a 3 colour 6 layer overlay design. (Pledge now claim later)

£25 or more

United We Stand Print

United We Stand A3 Print by local artist Violent Artist. Featuring the Iconic Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background.

£25 or more

United We Stand Limited Edition T-shirt

United We Stand Limited Edition T-shirt with sublimated print for a vintage feel. Featuring the Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background.

£30 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Baby Massage Voucher

Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling away. Each course lasts for four weeks, with one session a week and has a maximum of 6 participants, making sure there is time and space for you and your baby to feel relaxed and well supported in a small nurturing group. Pledge now and we'll email your voucher which can be used after the lock down.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£45 Barbership Gift Box

This Bounty Contains: 1 Parlay pass granting you a haircut, Dark Sands Sheen Shaper and Cologne

£65 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£65 Barbership Gift Box

This Bounty Contains: 1 Parlay pass granting you a haircut and beard Shape, Crystal Cove Putty and Crystal Cove Potion

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

United We Stand

Titled United We Stand! This original one of a kind spray paint and water colour is donated from local artist Stevie who is also known as Violent Artist. Featuring the Spinnaker Tower set against a rainbow heart design background. On 300gsm paper and framed.

Got an idea like this?

Our crowd has raised over £70 million for bright ideas and good causes.