Coronavirus: council service information and advice

Information about changes to council services as a result of coronavirus

Massive thank you to businesses and organisations

We would like to say a big thank you to businesses and organisations who have been going the extra mile to help in Portsmouth during the coronavirus pandemic.

If your business would like to help please get in touch:

Thank you to...

Financial donations

  • As of 15 May an amazing £15,432 donations have been made through the Hive Just Giving page
  • £333 donation from Waitrose in Southsea as part of their Community Matters Initiative
  • A £5,000 donation from BAE Systems Community Investment Committee

Donations of food

  • Landsec/Gunwharf have donated Easter Eggs and £4,000 to Pompey in the Community to support Hive Food donations
  • Queens Hotel are donating 450 cooked meals per week
  • Tonnes of fresh fruit from PMC which has been included in daily food parcels
  • Quattro Foods are supporting with frozen and chilled food supplies for food parcels and NHS staff. They have also donated 100s of bottled soups and Vietnamese curries.
  • 1,700 loaves and 1300 cartons of milk from Bookers
  • Food from Prazeres (Portuguese Deli)
  • Food from Andre's in Southsea
  • Food from Café de Castro
  • Food from Marina Bar
  • Food from Wild Thyme
  • Food from the Coop
  • Groceries and toiletries from Waitrose, Southsea
  • Food and self-seal bags from Tesco's, Fratton
  • Food from Sainsbury's in Farlington
  • Food from Morrison's
  • Easter eggs and toiletries from Asda Fratton
  • £4,000 of pies from PFC Fratton pies
  • Food from PFC corporate lounge that provided 160 covers to homeless individuals at St Simons Church
  • Food from 7 MacDonald's
  • Food from KFC
  • Food from BH Live
  • 100 packs of ham from Dennis Edwards
  • Eggs and rice from Hope House
  • Food from You Trust and St Simons Church food banks
  • 75 Easter eggs donated by the Portsmouth Conservative Club redistributed to Home-Start and The Roberts Centre.
  • Food from substance records
  • A large trolley of donated goods from customers at Sainsbury's in Farlington.
  • £100 Ocado home delivery goods from 2 generous members of the public
  • Plus lots of food donations from individual members of the public
    • Pre-prepared meals from Landport Community Centre/Enableability/Radian
    • Landport Community Centre Hub would like to thank the following for helping them to continue to provide fresh hot food for vulnerable people via the Hive: The Lady Hamilton pub, Hope Lake Wholesalers, Bransbury Park Butchers, Harbour view Chinese takeaway, Ya woo Chinese take away, AG Axtons fruit and veg wholesalers
    • £300 Asda vouchers from the Portsmouth and South East Partnership
    • 100 Indian meals from Kadir's Indian Street Kitchen
    • £100 donation from Fruit Basket
    • Volunteer Amazon delivery of tinned goods and rice
    • 120 cupcakes from Sweet Creation Cakes
    • Confectionary circa £1,000 from Condor Ferries
    • Pizza from Dominos Fratton
    • Akash donated 100 meals
    • Harbour Lights, Cosham donated over 20 bags of food and essential items
    • Canvas Coffee donated freshly ground coffee for key workers
    • La Casa Flamenca are donating 45 meals per week
    • Professional caterer, Annie Kettle, volunteered for the Hive and has set up a baking hub to prepare 2 x 100 baked treats a week for food parcels
    • 20 pre-made parcels from Manor Infant School
    • 100 cakes twice a week from the Boathouse in Gosport
    • Easter eggs, salmon and hand sanitizer from Age UK National
      • Fresh vegetables from Baffled Coffee
      • Debenhams in Southampton donated their café stock to the Salvation Army
      • Brittany Ferries donated three pallets of sweets and biscuits
      • Paanchi Indian Street Food donated 15 meals to a PCC supported housing project
      • 58 food donations at St Margaret's Food Bank
      • Orange juice from Wetherspoons
      • Potatoes from Deep Blue fish and chips

PPE equipment

  • Hover Travel
  • Pall Europe
  • University of Portsmouth
  • L3 Harris
  • Admiral Lord Nelson School who have used their school laser cutter and 3d printer to create protective face shields and ear guards for NHS/key workers. They have already delivered 191 to QA and the South Central Ambulance Service on Eastern Road and are making more as soon as more materials arrive.
  • 300 Face Visors from Andrew Barnett
  • BAE Systems have donated thousands of sets of PPE, are making ventilators (still under-testing), and have made things like door claws for care homes. They have also now donated have 2 x Moldex Face Fit Test Kits,
  • Face shields from 'Full face shields for all Portsmouth Area Workers' and their team of manufacturers including Etch Ltd, Good Directions Ltd, Live Link Aerospace Technologies Ltd and Richard Wilkins


  • £1,000 donation from Lord Mayor's Appeal
  • Curatrix have donated x5 mobile phones with unlimited calls/texts for HIVE staff.
  • Airbus have donated x11 mobile phones for HIVE staff.
  • Carrier bags from Le Creuset in Gunwharf
  • Food containers from Noble House Restaurant
  • Bags from Kadir's Street Kitchen
  • Refrigerated containers from Geest Line and the Royal Navy (transported by PCM Construction), as well as use of fridge/freezers at Portsmouth Football Club
  • Offers of cars and drivers from Rolls Royce
  • Victorious Events supporting volunteer coordination and marketing and communications for the Hive
  • Huge pallet of toiletries and hand gels from Zidac Laboratories
  • Toiletries from staff at Boots in Commercial Road
  • Red Box donated sanitary products
  • Soaps from Southsea Bathing Hut
  • Fundraising activity/support from Halifax Portsmouth
  • Brown paper bags from Rexel Portsmouth
  • Free School Meal deliveries, Hi-viz jackets and leaflet distribution from Colas
  • Distribution of goods and leaflets from Royal Mail Portsmouth
  • Collection and distribution of materials and scrubs made by Pompey Scrubbers from The Loft Conversion Company
  • Childrens books and activity packs from Hampshire Constabulary, Portsmouth Police and the Book Club
  • Parraffin donated over £1,000 worth of activity packs
  • Portsmouth Creates donated 500 colouring sets - amazing books created by local artists
  • Chest freezers from Bookers Cafe and Glory Foods
  • Staff from Lady Hamilton Pub

We will be updating this list regularly. We are really sorry if we miss anyone off - if that is the case please email with details and we will add you as soon as we can.