Published - Monday, 30 June, 2014
Regional law firm Wilson Browne Solicitors and Northamptonshire Community Foundation have teamed up to create a new fund for community groups in Kettering.
The firm, with offices across Northamptonshire and in Leicester, has set up the “Wilson Browne Kettering Community Fund” which will be administered by the Northamptonshire Community Foundation.
A total of £15,000 will be available initially, with the firm committed to raising more to contribute to the fund.
“Northamptonshire Community Foundation have been great” confirmed Partner Neelam Maher who heads up the firm’s Trusts Team in Kettering. “We have been able to donate a £10,000 fund that was for the firm’s use and the Community Foundation have secured match funding for us. This means that we’re able to start this fund with £15,000 and community groups in Kettering will benefit.”
Debbie Hope of Quality Solicitors Wilson Browne presents a cheque to Victoria Miles.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation has a wealth of knowledge of the need within Northamptonshire and funds community-based action which improves the lives of the county’s most disadvantaged people and communities. Child poverty, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence and social isolation are just some of the issues the Community Foundation strive to tackle each year. Last year the Community Foundation distributed over £800,000 in grants to over 640 grass-roots community groups.
Victoria Miles, CEO of the Northamptonshire Community Foundation explains “Until the end of this year we’re able to access additional funding to part-match donations. Wilson Browne’s fund will be a great benefit to community groups in the Kettering area and we hope it will spur other businesses on to supporting the Foundation.”