Published - Wednesday, 02 July, 2014
In June 2014 Northamptonshire Community Foundation, a local grant giving charity distributed £14,729 to group’s based in the north of the county. The Foundation, made awards to five community groups whose projects include a cricket club, the Wellingborough medieval festival and a World War 1 history book.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation supports a wide range of grassroots projects, groups and people in the county and Victoria Miles, Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to support these local groups all of whom are doing exceptional work and making a real difference in their local community.
Some of the groups who were awarded money included:
• Irthlingborough Cricket Club received £2,757 to purchase covers for their cricket square. Secretary, Julie Mason, said: “The new covers will allow games to take place following poor conditions. We will also be able to remove the covers using only a small number of volunteers.”
• Wellingborough BID received £3,000 to run a medieval festival. Events and Marketing Assisstant, Swarupa Vaingankar, said: “The festival is a wonderful example of community, heritage, cultural and leisure activity in our town. The event was hugely popular and thanks to Northamptonshire Community Foundation the event will take place again this year.”
• Higham Ferrers World War 1 History Group received £1,000 to publish a book on the men of Higham Ferrers who served during the Great War. Secretary, Geoff Moore, said: “The completed book will help people today see the scale of the sacrifice made by our small market town.”