Small Grants Fund

Thank you for your interest in our Small Grants Fund Grants. As part of the transition to West Northamptonshire Council we are aligning our grants to ensure that all policies and processes are streamlined throughout the whole of West Northants. 

Due to this, the opening of the grants scheme for 2021-22 has been delayed and at this time we are unable to accept applications.

If you would like to be added to our notification list when the next funding round opens under West Northamptonshire Council, please complete an Expression of Interest Form.

Many thanks - the Community Safety & Engagement Team - West Northants Council


The fund will consider a wide range of projects including:

  • Community events and activities
  • Small scale training costs.
  • Small or large pieces of equipment

We will be looking for applications that reflect the following priorities and will help deliver the associated outcomes, reflected in our Corporate Plan:

Corporate priority Outcomes
Resilient Communities Keeping the town and people safe
  Empowering local people
  More homes, better homes
A Stronger Economy Shaping place and driving growth
  Creating a thriving, vibrant town
  A clean, green and tidy town


Are you eligible?

  • Your group and activity must be based within Northampton
  • Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group
  • You must have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee
  • You must have a set of written rules or constitution that your group adheres to. We can help you to do this, especially if you are a new group

Guidance and details

For information about requirements and eligibility, please read the grants guidance available from the link below.

Grant deadlines 2020

  • Friday 13th March 2020
  • Friday 17th June 2020
  • Friday 11th September 2020
  • Friday 15th January 2021
  • Friday 26th February 2021