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Community grants now available to help transform lives in North Northants

13 July 2022

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Voluntary and community groups are being encouraged to apply for small grants to help improve the lives of local residents.

The funding of up to £5,000 is being made available by North Northamptonshire Council:

  • Grants up to £2,500 – deadline – July 31, 2022
  • Grants of between £2,500 and £5,000 – deadline – July 31, 2022

The scheme is open to community and voluntary sector organisations, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that support the council’s key priorities and the strategic aims.

The council’s six key priorities are:

•    Active, fulfilled lives – helping people live healthier, more active, independent and fulfilled lives.
•    Better, brighter futures – caring for young people, providing them with a high-quality education and opportunities to help them flourish.
•    Safe and thriving places – enable a thriving and successful economy that shapes great places to live, learn, work and visit.
•    Green, sustainable environment – taking a lead on improving the green environment, making the area more sustainable for generations to come.
•    Connected communities – ensuring our communities are connected with one another so they are able to shape their lives and areas where they live.
•    Modern public services – providing efficient, effective and affordable services that make a real difference to all our local communities

Applications could be to support a local street party, helping to encourage wildlife in a local pocket park or sports and play equipment for a community group.  Any groups that want to find out more about what is available and criteria needed to apply can do so on the council’s website.

Alternatively, email [email protected] to request an application form.

Creating better connected communities is a key aim of the council as it helps improve life for everyone.

We are proud to work closely with the voluntary sector organisations and groups, who make a massive difference in their areas and are essential for community cohesion.

We would encourage anyone who is applying to look carefully at the criteria and provide all the information requested within the required deadlines, to stand the best possible chance in being successful. If you do have any questions about the application process, then details of the team are on the website.
Cllr Matthew Binley, the council’s executive member for Housing, Communities and Levelling Up
We would urge community and voluntary groups to get in contact and apply for these small grants as they can make a big difference to people’s lives.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Other grants available from the council include:

Members Empowerment Fund

Each councillor is allocated yearly funding for small community-based projects up to £2,000. Money can be awarded to parish or town councils, community groups, voluntary organisations and charities working in North Northamptonshire. This allows members to be innovative in formulating proposals for the benefit of residents in their wards. Applications must be by ward member.

Augean revenue and small grants fund

Augean plc manages landfill sites in King’s Cliffe and Thornhaugh, the scheme for these areas are managed by NNC to fund projects within a 10-mile radius of the Augean's landfill sites.

Further information including criteria and guidelines can be found on the North Northants Website.