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Supporting the Community

Supporting the Community

The Town Council is keen to support the community and has devised a grants scheme to enable new initiatives.

The scheme runs from 1st April 2022 and is open to non-profit organisations. The maximum grant awarded for each applicant is £1,000.

To apply please complete the application form and return it to the Town Clerk for the council’s consideration.

Other Grants Available

Community Funding Policy

North Northants Council promote and support voluntary and community activity that improves the quality of life for local residents and increases community involvement.

They are issuing grants up to £25,000 this financial year (2022/23). Activities funded must be fully consistent with North Northants Council’s Corporate Priorities.

The Community Funding application pack comprises comprehensive guidance notes and a template application form and can be found on the North Northants Council website.

 

Together Fund

The Together Fund is a support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The funding for this programme comes from Sport England and the National Lottery but administered locally by Northamptonshire Sport.

Within applications we are looking for organisations that can demonstrate they fulfil the criteria listed below.

The Together Fund will continue to focus on these priority audiences are:

  • Lower socio-economic groups (eligible delivery areas can be found here)
  • Ethnically diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term health conditions.

Additional weighting will go to applications showing:

·         How the funding will help support their participants to remain active post funding.

·         How the funding will remain within the locality of the organisation/ delivery site/ community.

·         That the funded organisation has a strong workforce to deliver the project, or shows they are willing to engage in part funded training to increase their workforce.

·         The existing relationship the club/group have with the target audience and the extent of its reach into the target community.

·         That they are based in North Northants, in particular:

Avondale/ Grange (Kettering), Kingswood (Corby), Corby as a whole, Victoria (Wellingborough) and Rushden.

·         They are aiming to engage the West Northants Bangladeshi and Caribbean Communities.

·         Shows how the funding will either help the club/community body to survive through till the 31st March 2023 and/or support their participants to regain activity levels or restart their physical activity journey (funding must be spent by 31st March 2023)

As part of the application organisations must also complete the Community Groups Workforce Needs survey

Full details, a printable version of the form and how organisations can apply is found via their website.

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