The Compton Fund

Grants up to £3,000 are recorded in General Grants Programme.

January 2018

Care and Repair (Northampton) Ltd - £5,000
The grant will be used to deliver a Home Wellbeing Service to vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the County.

Creating Equalz Too - £4,047.25
The funding will enable the group to run a 12-week course that focuses on women who have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, exploring reproductive rights and body image.

Deafconnect - £5,000
The grant will enable the charity to run a 50+ British Sign Language (BSL) group.

Friends of Oundle Library (FOOL) - £4,962
The group will use their funding to run their Pink House Craft Club which offers professionally-led art activities for adults with mild to moderate mental health conditions and other disabilities.

The Good Loaf CIC - £4,900
The grant will fund the charity’s 6 week work program  to support vulnerable ladies in Northamptonshire to get into employment.

(KCU) Kettering Community Unit - £3648.17
The group will use their funding to pay for the running costs of the foodbank and rent for the premise.

New Routes - £4494
The group will use their grant to cover the cost of food, bedding, shoeing, insurance and general care for the ponies that are part of the Equine Assisted Learning sessions, run for vulnerable students.

The Lab - £4,033
The funding will enable the group to purchase equipment to professionally film and record audio live acts and musicians who play at the Lab.

Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council - £4,000
The grant will be used to create a booklet and host 3 exhibitions of the group’s previous Race Act 40 research that will be shared with participants of the project, local organisations and libraries.

November 2017

iDID Adventure - £4,559.40 
The group will use their grant to recruit a volunteer coordinator to develop a framework and package of support that enables young people to engage in volunteering opportunities and to increase volunteer recruitment.

Time 2 Talk - £5,000 
The grant will cover the cost of rent and service charges for the charity in the current financial year.

The Phoenix Resource Centre (Northampton) Limited - £5,000 
The grant will enable the food hub to continue to supply to existing food banks and organisations that are currently supported across the County. 

The KidsAid Foundation - £4,950 
Funding will enable the group to offer free access to their Therapeutic Wellbeing Groups for families. 

Home-start Wellingborough and District - £5,000 from the Compton Fund
The group will use their grant to provide free 
one-off specialist support services for families.

East Northants Faith Group - £4,424
The grant will enable the group to continue to run their 
six month Recovery House service for those suffering from substance addiction. 

Phoenix Community Cinema - £5,000 
The grant will enable the group to support the cost of film screenings and increase the number of cinema venues in the County. 

Favell Day Services - £5,000 
The funding will enable the group to offer an additional day of care to physically disabled adults in Northampton.

Phoenix Employability and Disability Support Services C.I.C - £5,000 
The funding will be used to recruit someone to manage the expansion of the numbers of people accessing the service. 


October 2017 

Warts and All Theatre - £5,000 
The funding will enable the group to continue their on-going arts programme for adults in Northamptonshire to develop their 
theatre-making skills.


August 2017

Northampton Festival of Performing Arts - £3,350 
The grant will be used to support the costs and pay for practical music and drama workshops, to take place as mini Rock and Drama festivals within the Northampton Eisteddfod period in May 2018.

Yardley Hastings Arts Collective - £4303.75 
The funding will support the group’s Make your Mark 2017 project which includes seven days of drawing activities and a 
five-week drawing class for beginners and intermediates.

Bonkers Playhouse - £5,000 
The grant will be used to complete an overhaul of the electrics for the group’s building. 


April 2017

Wriggle Dance Theatre - £4,990 
The funding will allow the group to recruit 8 community volunteers of all ages to take part in an intergenerational performance.

August 2016
Royal and Derngate - £5,000 
The grant will be used to provide a weekend of arts and science events created by, for and with the local people.
The Film Lab - £5,000 
The grant will be used to create a community film production over a period of five months.
May 2016
Looking Glass Theatre - £5,394
The grant will be used to fund a theatre project which includes an outdoor performance of Wind in the Willows in St. Peter's Church Northampton and an exhibition in Hazelrigg House.
April 2016
Liberty Drum Corps - £5,000
The grant will be used to continue to expand drumming group with storage, equipment and specialist training.

Screen Northants Ltd - £9, 861.84 
The grant will be used to work with young people for 39 weeks to source locations and create short online heritage videos.
February 2016

Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts - £4,999.19 
The grant will be used to continue holding popular monthly discussions and expand the reach of this innovative activity over a further year.
January 2016

Royal and Derngate - £4,993 
The grant will be used to hold two events on the 23rd April to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
November 2015
Wriggle Dance Theatre - £5,000
They will run a 
ten week intergenerational project.
October 2015
Corby Community Arts Association - £5,000

The group will work to create a more connected and enlivened community.
NMPAT Towcester Music and Performing Arts Centre - £1,680

They will provide a series of musical activity days.
September 2015

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust - £3,650
The grant will increase the range of services offered at Delapre Abbey.
August 2015

Core at Corby Cube - £5,000
The grant will make a contribution to a large re-fit project.

Sulgrave Manor Trust - £4,941
Purchase foods for display and conserve our deeds and sundries for years to come.
June 2015

Metro-Boulot-Dodo - £4,916
The group will continue their popular outreach and stage show activity around the gunpowder plot.