Councillor Community Fund

Thank you for your interest in our Councillor Community Fund. 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 wish to be added to the notification list for the opening of the next funding round please email letting us know which grant you are interested in.

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


What is the scheme for?

The Councillor Community Fund (also know as Councillor Empowerment Fund) is a scheme which grants £2,000 per year, to each of Northampton Borough Council's councillors.

The fund exists to enable Councillors to efficiently and effectively allocate money within their ward, to make a positive impact on the areas they represent and to empower local residents to be active in their communities.

Examples of organisations that might be funded

This list is not exhaustive; it is intended to give an idea of the wide range of organisations that could receive funding:

  • Organisations that are working with schools, uniformed groups, such as Scouts, children's centres and youth clubs
  • Sports organisations and clubs
  • Parish councils
  • Organisations working with older people
  • Organisations working with people with disabilities
  • Community centres/facilities
  • Cultural organisations 
  • Women's groups
  • Environmental groups

Apply for funding


What has been funded already?