Local charity announces new fund

Date Posted:14/06/2021


Leading grant-making charity Northamptonshire Community Foundation has today announced that it is launching its first funding programme focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The fund aims to help build a sustainable and safe future for Northamptonshire communities and has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Constance Travis Endowment Fund.

The fund is a rolling programme, meaning that community groups, organisations and charities can apply for funding at any time, with a maximum grant award of £3,000. The fund priorities are based on the Foundation’s series of Community Conversations and focuses on goals one to five addressing poverty, hunger, health and wellbeing, quality education and gender equality.

Rachel McGrath, Grants Director and Deputy CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “As a place based funder, we are committed to supporting the global goals here on our doorstep by working with our generous donors to help tackle some of the key challenges of our time and to ensure that we leave no one behind in our local communities. We welcome a broad range of projects including those that help support residents in financial hardship, projects that address food poverty, initiatives to support wellbeing and address health inequalities, tackling digital poverty in education, promoting lifelong learning and helping to build a gender equal Northamptonshire.”

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the leading grant-making charity in the county, providing vital, often life changing grants across Northamptonshire. Last year, the charity awarded over £2.5 million to some of the most vulnerable people in our local community.

To learn more about the fund and to apply for a grant, please visit: http://www.ncf.uk.com/grants/grant-finder/constance-travis-fund-global-goals

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