A Lymington law firm has launched a scheme to offer support to young and unemployed people in the town.
Moore & Blatch, a private client practice, has established a charitable trust known as Initiative 200.
The trust aims to provide independent help and support for local young people who may be isolated, vulnerable or at risk.
The project will cost £50,000 a year, and the practice has pledged to support it for two years. It will also be raising funds to help pay for the scheme.
Moore & Blatch has set up the community scheme in order to commemorate its bi-centenary.
Partner David Rule said: “We were aware of the need in Lymington for help and guidance for young people who cannot get jobs and are at a loose end in the town.
“No one else was coming forward with a solution so we saw it as an opportunity to put something back into the community.”
The firm has a history of helping the local community. Fifty years ago it set up a community centre in the town.