Friends of the Foundation

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Friends of the Foundation was launched in May 2010 and its aim is to bring like-minded businesses and individuals together into a ‘circle of giving’. Each member of the initiative donates a regular amount each year and part of this donation was used to launch the Friends of the Foundation Fund.
The 2019 Funding Theme is Child Poverty. The Friends of the Foundation Fund welcomes considering applications for projects that work to tackle child poverty in Northamptonshire.

Examples projects could include:

  • Cookery Clubs

  • Activities for children

  • Support groups, wellbeing activity, enterprise and skills development activity

Is my group eligible?

• Revenue and Capital Funding is eligible
• Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group.
• We wish to fund small projects – we will offer grants of up to £5,000. 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 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 Training & Resources section

Go to grant deadlines for all upcoming closing dates.
Please note this fund will not accept applications until 2020. Please review the closing dates for when this will be available once more.

Apply Now
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.

Your presentation will take the format of a 10 minute talk to the panel with 5 minutes of questions and answers afterwards. This provides an opportunity to provide further information and clarify any points about your proposal which may not be understood by the panel. For guidance on preparing please download our Friends of the Foundation Presentation guidance sheet below.
If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Foundation, please call the Foundation on 01604 230033 or email Victoria Miles.

Project Type: Child Poverty

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