The Northampton Queens Institute Fund will offer one-off grants of £500 to £5,000 for projects based in Northampton that are all about improving health and wellbeing especially those living with an illness or health condition.
Applications are welcomed for projects that achieve the following:
• Supporting individuals to live with or manage an illness or health condition
• Greater numbers of people will have healthy lifestyles and have improved life chances
• More people, especially those with a learning disability or mental health condition, will have the skills, training and education to enable employability
• Greater numbers of people will be involved within the community as active citizens and volunteers
Examples of the types of eligible project activities include the following:
• Support and advocacy groups for people living with a health condition
• Volunteer led community projects that promote healthy lifestyles
• Activities that reduce isolation or that provide social activity for vulnerable older people to prevent loneliness
• Activities that provide help for people that need support to live in their own homes
• Providing a new computer skills training programme for people with a learning disability or mental health condition
• Activities that support homecoming from a stay in hospital
Is my group eligible?
• Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group
• You must be based in Northampton
• 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 child protection policy in place
The programme will not fund the following:
• Capital projects, e.g. renovation or building work
• Profit making organisations or businesses
• Activities of a political nature
• Activities which exclusively support or promote religion or religious behaviour
Next closing date: Friday 5 January 2018
Please note due to the office being closed over the Christmas period, the last date for reviewing draft applications will be Friday 15 December.
Please wait for at least 15 minutes & check your junk mail for the email containing the link.
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. Email Rachel McGrath for more information or call the grants team on 01604 230033.
Please see grant deadlines for upcoming deadline dates.