Local charities and community groups to receive a funding boost

Published: Friday, 26 April 2019

This year, 18 local agencies, community groups and charities will receive a funding boost from Northampton Borough Council’s Partnership Grant.

The funding allocation of £100,000 to groups and charities that enhance the lives of local residents, was recommended last week by a panel of seven representatives across political parties and from local charities. All applicants have been notified.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community safety and engagement said: “There are many fantastic not-for-profit agencies, community groups and charities doing great things in Northampton, making the town a better place to live, work and visit.

“Allocating money from the Partnership fund Grant is always a difficult task but we are extremely pleased to be supporting 18 organisations this year, as they continue their brilliant work supporting people across the town.”

The organisations awarded Council Partnership Grants for 2019/20 are:

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis, a charity providing counselling and support for survivors of sexual abuse and their non-offending family, £9500

Mens Sheds, a voluntary organisation for older men who would like to work with buddies to learn fresh skills and find purpose and companionship, £7000

Lowdown, a charity offering a broad range of support services to children and young adults, £7000

Homestart, a charity supporting parents with isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or those who are just finding parenting a struggle, £7000

Pearls of Peace, a women’s community and development group based in Northampton, £6000

Growing Together Northampton, a community-based organisation working in east Northampton, £6000

Spencer Contact, a local community group that works to relieve those in poverty and hardship in and around Northampton by supplying free second-hand furniture £6000

Warts and All, a performing arts group that inspire and encourage artists, audiences and members of the community to engage in theatre, £6000

Tools for self-reliance, a charity providing work experience and voluntary opportunities for adults with disabilities, health issues or other disadvantages, £6000

Re:Store, is a charity run by Central Vineyard Church and supported by local people, to serve those in need within the town, £6000

Street Pastors, £5500

Umbrella Fair, £5000

Hope Centre, a charity helping to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in Northampton, £5000

MHA Live at Home, a charity improving the quality of life for older people by providing care, accommodation and support services, £5000

Northampton Leisure Trust, an organisation providing sport (and development), leisure, play and cultural cinema opportunities for local communities, £3500

Community Spaces Northampton, £3500

Scooter2go, a not for profit organisation providing scooter and wheelchair hire in Northampton Town Centre, £3000

C2C Social Action, a non-profit organisation that provides a range of support services to children, young people, families and communities, £3000