Showcasing Northampton’s Partnership Funded Organisations

Published: Monday, 06 January 2020

Northampton Borough Council will be hosting an event launching the 2020/21 Partnership Grant Fund application period and showcasing local community and voluntary support services.

The event will take place at the Guildhall on Thursday 16 January and aims to highlight the projects and services that were supported by Northampton Borough Council’s Partnership Fund Grants during 2019.

More than 14 local organisations who received support last year, including C2C Social Action, Growing Together Northampton, Northampton Hope Centre, Northampton Men’s Sheds, Spencer Contact, Northamptonshire Rape Crisis, The Lowdown, ReStore Northampton, Spencer Contact, Northampton Street Pastors, HomeStart Northampton, Tools for Self-Reliance, Northampton Leisure Trust and Manna House Counselling Services, will be taking part in the market place style event, which will open between 3pm and 5pm.

In addition, a training session, providing information about the Partnership Fund Grant application process and partnership working, will take place at 4pm, to help any organisations or groups that might be considering applying for a grant during the next financial year.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “The Partnership Fund Grant showcase event is a great opportunity for local groups to celebrate their successes and promote projects and services delivered over the past year with grant support.

“There are some really fantastic groups in Northampton who make our local communities better and our Partnership Fund Grant can really make a difference by helping them to continue their great work. We encourage any groups who are not yet signed up to the scheme, to come along to the event to find out more about how to apply.”

The Partnership Fund Grant Scheme is designed to help improve local communities by supporting small Northampton based voluntary and community organisations to deliver local projects or activities, such as community events, training and equipment.

Applications for the Partnership Fund Grant 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.

To be eligible for the grant, the organisation must be able to demonstrate how the funded project will meet at least one of the Council’s priorities:

  • 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

Applications for the 2020/21 Partnership Fund Grants are opened until noon 21 February.

For more information and to apply for a grant, please visit: Partnership Fund Grants