New fund makes first awards of over £7,000 to Kingswood and Hazel Leys neighbourhoods

Published - Tuesday, 01 September, 2015


Managed by Northamptonshire Community Foundation the new £20,000 KHL Big Local Community Chest Fund made its first awards to voluntary and community groups in Kingswood and Hazel Leys.


£7,759 was distributed amongst Corby Community Arts Association, Corby Music and Performing Arts, KayCrafts, Mad2Perform and Woodsend Bowling Club.


George Hill, Chair of KHL Partnership, said “The KHL Big Local Community Chest Fund has made its first five awards to support groups whose projects are making a real difference in the Kingswood and Hazel Leys community. Northamptonshire Community Foundation has given their support with the training and development of our grants panel to enable us to concentrate on making decisions.”


Rod Mason, member of Woodsend Bowling Club said “Thanks to KHL Big Local Community Chest we received a grant to purchase a Wheeled Chipper Vacuum. The gardeners at the Bowling Club are not getting any younger and we used to have to brush up after we clipped the hedges, the new equipment takes all the strain out of doing so, it’s brilliant.”



Rod Mason and members of Woodsend Bowling Club with the new Wheeled Chipper Vacuum.



The KHL Big Local – Community Chest Fund offers grants of £250 to £2000 for projects that support voluntary and community groups, as well as individuals working and volunteering to improve the wellbeing of residents within the Kingswood and Hazel Leys areas. Applications are welcomed for projects that cover a broad range of community activity. The fund will give priority to projects working with children and young people, the environment, older and vulnerable people and diverse communities.


To find out more about this new fund and how to apply for a grant visit





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