NCF Makes an Impact

Date Posted:09/03/2020

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has recently launched their fifth Impact Review based on completed projects in 2018. The review offers insights into the social impact grant awards have made to local individuals, groups and communities on behalf of a range of donors.

Based on these completed projects, the Foundation has supported 155,811 people at an average cost of £6.08 per beneficiary. Such projects have focused on getting people into education and training, arts, culture and heritage, volunteering, the environment, improving community wellbeing, supporting vulnerable people and families, developing safer communities and enabling people to get active.

Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said: “The impact work we do helps to tell a story of the extraordinary difference community groups and charities are making locally to improve the lives and wellbeing of people in our communities. Our fifth and latest review is a cause for celebration on behalf of our donors and the groups we fund; many of the charities we award to may be small in size but they make a really huge impact.”

On Wednesday 4 March, the Foundation presented their updated report at Abington Park Museum, highlighting the impact that grant awards have made across Northamptonshire.

Introduced by Victoria Miles DL, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, guests were invited to hear from a range of speakers including the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Nicholas Robertson DL, and Clive Ireson, Voluntary Development Manager of Springs Family Centre.

Situated in an area of Northampton with 10% most deprivation in England, the centre provides a range of support services with a key focus on youth work.

Clive Ireson said: “Springs Family Centre, in Spring Boroughs, has been grateful for the support from the Community Foundation. The grants that have supported our youth work have helped transform many lives. Young people on the edge have been both believed in and respected, supported through sporting and music activities to help turn their lives around.”

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the leading independent grant-making charity in the county, working with a range of fund holders and donors to ensure projects make a sustainable impact on local need. The full Impact Report can be found online at: