The Compton Fund

This Programme requires you to identify in section 3 under Impact how you will tackle one or more of the needs identified in the Foundation’s Hidden Needs Report. Please read the guidance to help you answer the question.

The Compton Fund wish to support a broad range of activity which supports the wellbeing of communities across Northamptonshire. The fund will offer awards between £500 and £5000. If you wish to chat through your project idea please contact the Grants Team on 01604 230033.

Projects will be considered across a range of activities including arts, culture, education and skills, environment, tackling disadvantage and exclusion, sports and recreation.

Your application must explain how the activities will support the improvement of wellbeing for individuals and communities for example reducing social isolation and loneliness, improving people's physical, emotional and mental health, improving the quality of the local environment and use of public space.

The Fund will consider a wide range of projects including:

• Counselling services e.g. debt counselling and advice services for support
• Food and fuel poverty initiatives
• Recreational, social and sports activities promoting wellbeing
• Projects supporting independent living and family life
• Projects getting people back to work
• Small or large pieces of equipment that relate to the aims of the fund

Is my group eligible?

• Your group and activity must be based and take place exclusively within Northamptonshire
• Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group
• You must have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee
• You must have a set of written rules or constitution that your group adheres to that contains a dissolution clause. We can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group
• You must have a community bank account with a minimum of two signatories required
• You must have a child protection policy and vulnerable peoples' policy that your group adheres to, if you are working with children or vulnerable adults

Go to grant deadlines for all upcoming closing dates.

Click here to request an application form

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Please read the guidance notes and download the reference form and supporting documents checklist at the bottom of the page before applying.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation can provide advice and guidance during the application process aswell as viewing draft applications prior to submission. Call the grants team on 01604 230033 for more information.

Project Type: Health & Wellbeing

Grant Location:  Northamptonshire (county-wide)

Grant Amount: Up to £5,000