The Horner Foundation


Diversity Statement

We welcome proposals from organisations, charities and community groups across Northamptonshire. We want to hear from and support organisations working with and for BAME communities, the LGBTQ+ community, women, children, people living with disabilities, older people, people who are homeless, low income communities and those who are among the most vulnerable in our community.


Northamptonshire Community Foundation is pleased to help promote the launch of The Horner Foundation Awards for the towns of Corby and Kettering, Northamptonshire 2019-21.


Strategy: The intention of this funding stream is to focus work in the Towns of Corby and Kettering, to improve outcomes for young people and young mums.  Existing programs and services already working in these towns, as well as other organizations looking to expand their reach into these under-resourced regions are encouraged to apply. Projects should be well rooted in community need, with an emphasis on service user feedback informing and refining the service models.  It is the hope, through this strategic funding, that Corby & Kettering will be models of sexual health & antenatal education deeply rooted in the community. 


The Awards Programme has two funding focuses: 

1. Sexual Health & Education for Young People 

2. Health, Education & Social Supports for Young Mums
Example projects may include, but are not limited to:  

Prevention: Pregnancy education, sexual education  

Support: Antenatal and parenting education 

Education: Sexual and reproductive health workshops to help individuals make the best choices for sexual wellness 

Gender equity and education, with a focus on people of all genders, orientations, identities and abilities 

Types of programs that should apply: 


Charitable organizations working with underserved youth aged 11-25

Organizations working in the Towns of Corby & Kettering, Northamptonshire

Organizations already working in these cities, or wishing to expand services into Corby and/or Kettering

All successful grants will be required to monitor outcomes in a specific way, so that data can be compared and harmonized for the region 



The grant awards are intended for a period of two years with a grant range of £32,000 to £40,000 GBP over the two years. Project and capital funding are eligible.


Launched in January 2019 the awards are available through applying directly to The Horner Foundation and groups can find further information via this link:

Please note that the first step is to create an Online User Profile via the Horner Foundation's Online Grant Portal.  Once a user profile is created, the applicant will receive an email with an Access Code to get into the online Letter of Intent (LOI). 

Please note: LOIs are now closed for sexual health education activity but still open to receive LOIs for strand 2: Helath, education and social support for young mums.

You will need to submit an LOI (Letter of Intent) by 29 March 2019 at 5pm. If you wish to discuss submitting an LOI and your project idea please contact Rachel McGrath on 01604 230033 or email:









Project Type: Health & Wellbeing

Grant Location:  Corby and Kettering