ENGIE has set up a fund with Northamptonshire Community Foundation to support groups delivering education, training and social enterprise activities in Northampton.
For the next twelve months, Engie will be supporting the communities of Thorplands and Kings Heath via their regeneration programme in partnership with Northampton Partnership Homes.
As part of their commitment to building stronger communities, Engie would like to invite groups in Thorplands and Kings Heath to apply for up to £5,000 to support education, training and social enterprise activities.
The fund is open to charities, community groups and social enterprise businesses working in these specific areas.
As part of the application process, applicants will be invited to attend the panel to discuss their application in more detail. Details of the date and time of the panel will be given once the written application has been assessed.
Example projects include:
• Local job clubs
• Small scale training, rental and staffing costs
• Apprenticeships and volunteering programmes
• Small and large pieces of equipment to enable an activity to take place
• Social enterprise initiatives e.g. co-operatives
Is my group eligible?
Your project can be a new activity, start up costs for a new group or service or building on the good work you already do. Revenue and Capital Funding is eligible.
Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group.
Your total budget for the project you are applying for cannot be more than £20,000
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 a constitution that your group adheres to. We can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group
You must take care to ensure that young people or vulnerable people taking part in your activity do not come to any harm whilst in your care. To this end, you must have written procedures for keeping young people and/or vulnerable people safe otherwise known as a Child Protection or Vulnerable people’s policy. This will be needed as a condition of funding. If you do not have such a policy, visit our Help for Groups section to download an example.
Go to grant deadlines for all upcoming closing dates.
Please wait for at least 15 minutes & check your junk mail for the email containing the link.
For further information about making an application please see guidelines at the bottom of the page.
Following on from your submitted application you may be invited to do a face to face presentation of your project proposal. The meeting will involve donors of the panel and Foundation staff.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation can provide advice and guidance during the application process as well as viewing draft applications prior to submission. Email Matthew Toresen for more information or call the grants team on 01604 230033.