Showcase to celebrate achievements of Northampton’s Partnership Funded Organisations

Published: Tuesday, 03 January 2017

Northampton Borough Council’s Partnership Fund grant process opened for applications for 2017/18 on Tuesday 3 January.

The work of charitable and support organisations that have previously been helped by Partnership Fund Grants will then be showcased at an event at the Guildhall on Monday 16 January.

More than 21 local organisations will attend the showcase event, which will run from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. They include the School and Street Pastors, Northampton Women’s Aid, Community Spaces Northampton and the recently launched Scooters2Go service.

In addition to finding out more about the vital work that the charitable and voluntary organisations do in the local community, visitors can drop into training sessions to help them find out more about the Partnership Fund Grant application process for 2017/18, and working in partnership with the Borough Council.

The Partnership Fund Grant Scheme brings to life collaborations between Northampton’s voluntary and community sector and the Borough Council by supporting groups and organisations that do positive work in Northampton.

Northampton Borough Council Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, Cllr Anna King, said: “This showcase event provides an excellent opportunity for local groups to celebrate their achievements and promote their work, supporting and improving communities.

“The Partnership Grant can make a real difference in helping the organisations to continue the work they do and we encourage other groups to come along to the event to find out more about how the grants can help them so that they can consider making an application themselves.”

Applications for Partnership Grants must be for a minimum of £3,000 and will be accepted from registered charities, unregistered voluntary or community groups, registered charitable companies limited by guarantee and social enterprises.

Applications also must be for a service that meets any of the following priorities:

  • A vibrant, successful town for now and the future
  • Making you feel safe and secure
  • Helping those that need it to have a safe and secure home
  • A clean and attractive town for residents and visitors
  • Enhancing leisure activities for local people and encouraging participation
  • Delivering quality modern services

For more information and to apply for a grant, please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/info/200260/community-funding/1946/partnership-fund-grants-scheme