Whilst there will always be a place for the conventional route of setting up a charity, a unique feature of Community Foundations is the ability to establish a personal or corporate fund where the administrative burden and legal compliance is managed by us but, importantly, you, the donor can remain as closely involved in the application of your money as you wish. A named fund with Northamptonshire Community Foundation works in a similar way to a charitable trust but is a lot easier to manage.
- The name of the fund or whether to remain anonymous
- The geographical area of benefit in Northamptonshire
- The causes that you wish to support in your grantmaking
- The level of involvement in terms of giving and selecting projects to fund
The Mick and Sheila White Fund awards grants from £500 up to a possible £5,000 to provide support for young people driven to excel in their sporting career. Working in tandem with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the fund can support travel expenses for sporting events and tournaments, the cost of purchasing new equipment, clothing, specialist coaching and any other essential requirements to smooth their passage.
“Supporting young people in sport has always been a great passion of mine. I am very much a local man, born and brought up in the town so it is important to me to give a little bit back, helping youth progress in the county and beyond.” Mick White, Fund Holder