Leading Northamptonshire charity celebrates its birthday in style

Date Posted:04/08/2021


Leading grant-making charity Northamptonshire Community Foundation recently hosted its first ‘face-to-face’ event in over year to celebrate its 20th birthday.  

Their Garden Party is a chance for donors along with community groups and organisations funded on their behalf to come together and celebrate the year’s successes. The usually annual event was unfortunately put on hold last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, but this year’s event was particularly special.

It provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Foundation’s 20th birthday in the beautiful setting of Kislingbury Hall. Guests braved the unpredictable weather to join in the celebrations and come together after a particularly challenging year for everyone.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is proud to have delivered vital support to local communities for the last two decades, distributing nearly £17 million to over 4,000 projects, charities and community organisations across Northamptonshire in that time.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous support of a wide network of donors and fund holders who work closely with the Foundation to ensure their time and donations make a sustainable impact on local needs.

Shudan CIC
Shudan CIC, who received funding through the Friends of the Foundation, pictured at our 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony.

As part of their birthday celebrations, the Foundation has produced a 20 year anniversary book, highlighting some of the key milestones and achievements of the last two decades. To view a digital copy of the book, visit: http://www.ncf.uk.com/about-us/our-impact

Rachel McGrath, Grants Director and Deputy CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “As we celebrate the 20th year of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, I am reminded of the old proverb ‘mighty oaks from little acorns grow.’ We thank wholeheartedly our generous donors, supporters and partners for helping us give out nearly £17 million in grant awards to support local charities and community groups doing extraordinary work within our local communities and building an endowment of £19.8 million for future generations across the county.”

Northamptonshire Community Foundation are always looking for people to join their Friends of the Foundation giving circle. The charity pools all their Friends’ donations together to create a large funding pot and these funds are then directed to those who are facing the greatest challenges in our communities.

Previous projects funded through the Friends of the Foundation initiative have included a foodbank run by the Daylight Centre, a school holiday programme offering sports and craft activities by Shudan CIC and a project offering starter packs for new mums and their families by Baby Basics Northampton.

To learn more about becoming a Friend of the Foundation, visit: http://www.ncf.uk.com/give/fof