Margaret Giffen Community Fund

June 2022

Baby Basics Northampton - £3000

This grant will enable them to continue with drop off and pick up points of much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items themselves.

Broughton Playing Fields & Village Hall - £1400

This grant will be used to help fund the 2022 Broughton Village Show & Fun Day.

Pravasi Mandal - £2975 

This grant will be used to improve health outcomes for older people through Yoga and Keep Fit classes.

Thomas's Fund - £2900

This grant will fund a 16 week pilot, providing music therapy to premature babies on the Neonatal unit at Kettering General and post discharge in the community

 

April 2022 

The KidsAid Foundation - £2,940 

The grant will enable the group to provide creative therapy sessions to support disadvantaged families.

Hope for Families - £3,000

The grant will be used to train licensed facilitators to increase capacity for running courses and events focusing on the Handling Anger in the Family course and to cover the salary of the coordinator.

 

September 2021

Corby Community Arts Association - £2,945.27

The grant will be used to build a textile-based tree structure to be exhibited in various locations.

Daylight Centre - £3,000

The grant will be used to provide food and drinks at the Centre and to provide rough sleeper parcels.

Outside in Theatre - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund a non-digital version of their online adventure and resource packs for families without computer and internet access.

 

June 2021

Broughton Playing Fields and Village Hall - £1,800

The grant will be used to help fund the 2021 Broughton Village Show & Fun Day.

East Northants Community Services - £2,865

The grant will be used to furnish and equip the Ground Floor Day Centre. 

Linwood Community Cooperative - £3,000

The grant will be used to continue to employ a youth worker. 

Northamptonshire Sport - £2,850

The grant will be used to support the introduction of 5 new mapped areas of Xplorer Orienteering sessions in North Northants in Corby (Kingswood & the Boating Lake), Wellingborough (Swanspool Gardens and The Embankment), and Kettering (Avondale Grange.)

Rush 2 The Den Tots and Adults - £3,000

The grant will be used to run arts and crafts sessions for families. 

 

April 2021

Chiral Communities - £3,000

The grant will be used to continue the 'My Sensory Adventures' project.

En-Fold - £2,970
The grant will be used to develop an online web resource for the autistic community.

Hope Church Corby - £3,000
The grant will be used to buy equipoment to run sessions on the bus for young people, older people and the wider community. 

Vaanhu - £2,953.17
The grant will be used to fund activity and wellbeing materials. 

 

January 2021

Accommodation Concern - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund a part time Volunteer Coordinator (3 hours per week), the training, volunteer travel expenses and the purchase of an additional laptop.

Art Works! - £2,997

The grant will be used to offer online courses to residents who specifically reside in the areas of Kettering and Corby.

Corona Kitchen - £3,000
The grant will be used to buy food raw materials to cook and give away as free hot meals. 

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art - £2,000

The grant will be used to work with vulnerable young people to create artwork which will feature in a forthcoming public exhibition. 

Home-Start Kettering - £3,000

The grant will be used to provide essential household items for vulnerable families.

 

November 2020

C2C Social Action - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund running costs of Kettering Women's Centre for vulnerable women.

Picture the Difference CIC - £2,960
The grant will be used to fund exercise and food projects.

Wicksteed Charitable Trust - £1,060
The grant will be used to fund leisure activities in Wicksteed Park.

 

September 2020

Chiral Communities - £2,999

The funding will be used to create and deliver physical packs of ingredients to low income and/or vulnerable households, enabling people to take part in our online ‘My Sensory Adventures’ videos.

 

November 2019

Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club - £1,576
The funding will be used to purchase equipment and materials for the club.

RUSH 2 the Den Youth Club - £3,000
The funding will be used to purchase archery equipment to run events.

 

September 2019

Kettering Town Cricket & Sports Club - £1,378 

The funding will be used to install a sloped access with handrails to give access to the tennis courts.

 

June 2019

Broughton Playing Fields and Village Hall Association - £1,230

The funding will help to support the 2019 Broughton Village Show & Fun Day.



April 2019

Nene Valley Community Action - £5,000

The funding will be to provide home visits to older people.

HD Media CIC - £2,977

The funding will be used to produce a second series of podcasts and buy a new camera.

Picture the Difference CIC - £5,000

The funding will be used to provide dance and entertainment workshops to community groups.

Fermnywoods Contemporary Art Ltd - £4,992

The funding will be used to fund FERMNYWOODSTOCK, a variety of sound and music based workshops at rural outreach venue Sudborough Green Lodge with students from The CE Academy, plus similar activities with adults as part of the Outdoor Institute of Art programme.

Frontier Centre - £5,000

The funding will be used to create an accessible Aerial Adventure course.

East Northants Community Services - £5,000

The funding will be used to continue to run a night shelter for the homeless.

Shout Youth Theatre - £5,000

The funding will be used to create a revue piece about the groups history.

Friends of West Glebe Park - £5,000

The funding will be used to run ‘come and try’ activities in Corby to help people become more active

 

October 2018

Gateway Community Church - £1,250

The funding will be used to fund Primary Schools Christmas Choir Competition 2018

 

June 2018

Irchester Players Charitable Incorporated Organisation - £3,000

The grant will be used to replace the group’s existing sound equipment for their sound upgrade project.

Adrenaline Alley - £3,982

The grant will be used to fund Virtual Adrenaline

RUSH 2The Den Tots and Adults £5,000

The grant will be used to fund weekly themed arts & crafts

Daventry Contact - £5,000

The grant will be used to for Furniture Reuse Distribution to People In Need

 

May 2018


Boughton Cricket Club - £1,999
The club’s grant will enable them to purchase a sit-on mower that will cut the cricket outfield.

ACE Corby (Autistic Children Embraced) - £3,000

The grant will be used to start another independent ACE (Autistic children Embraced) group, a parent support group for the families with children / young adults with an autistic spectrum disorder.


Freedom Leisure - £3,000
The group will use their funding to provide physical activities for older adults aged 65+ living in rural isolation.


Great Oakley Cricket Club - £3,000
The group will use their grant to refurbish the clubs toilet and cricket nets.     

Wriggle Dance Theatre - £5,000

The grant will be used for fun dance and science workshops for children

Friends of West Glebe Park - £5,000

The grant will be used to hold a community Play & Health festival at West Glebe, Corby, to celebrate & highlight health & wellbeing opportunities for the residents of Corby Borough & the surrounding areas.
 

April 2018

Irchester Bowling Club - £5,000

The grant will be used to purchase an Electrowind Mat Rolling Machine

Corby Hockey Club - £2,625

The grant will be used to fund Hockey training for children and young people age 6-16

Kettering Air Cadets - £5,000

The grant will be used to buy a new minibus

Picture the Difference CIC - £4,818

The grant will be used to fund a Tea Dance project

 

November 2017

Mawsley FC - £3,000
The club will use their grant to improve their pitch facilities to enable more children to play football at one time. 

Desborough Town Cricket Club - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund a clubhouse extension

September 2017

Underground Youth club - £1,205

The club will use their grant to employ a sessional youth worker to provide activities for young people at Thrapston Underground Youth Club.

Wellingborough African Caribbean Association - £5,000

The group will use their grant to provide events throughout October and November educating and celebrating black culture and achievements in history.

St. Andrews Short Mat Bowling Club - £3,000

The grant will be used to purchase an electric short mat winding machine to assist with the transportation and deployment of the heavy bowling mats used at the club’s weekly bowling sessions.

Late Developers Photographic Group - £3,000

The group will use their funding to develop their ‘Threads of Life’ project with an interfaith and multicultural group of women who are interested in generating ideas and participating in creative activities.

Eden Park Teenage Parents - £3,000

The group will use their funding to provide a 12 week ‘Freedom for All’ programme to support teenage mothers to develop a healthy relationship with their children.

Daventry Health Rehabilitation Trust - £3,000

Funding will enable the group to continue their seated Tia-Chi sessions and deliver Mindfulness for Health Sessions to increase mobility and improve wellbeing of members. 

 

August 2017


Broughton Playing Fields and Village Hall Association - £970

The grant will go towards the cost of the Broughton Village Show 2017.


July 2017

St Edwards RC Church Food Kitchen - £1746.19

The group will purchase cooking equipment and utensils with the grant awarded.

The Phoenix Resource Centre (Northampton) Limited - £3,000

The grant will allow the group to continue to supply to the existing food banks and organisations that they currently support.

Victoria Centre- £2,859
The funding will go towards the staffing cost for an Information Centre for new arrivals.



June 2017

iDID Adventure - £2,138.75
The group will use their funding to run a pilot girls empowerment programme.

Kettering Rugby Football Club - £3,000
The grant will be spent on developing Kettering Ladies Team’s changing facilities.

 

Wellingborough LGBT - £3,000
The group will use their funding to holda LGBT Pride in Wellingborough.


 

May 2017

Candocare Co-operative C.I.C - £3,500

The funding from the grant awarded will contribute towards one year of rent at the new premises. 

Serve Rushden - £4,236

The group will use their funding to fund ‘Music to Movement’ and project for their elderly beneficiaries to take part in low-level physical activities to keep fit

 

April 2017


Solden Hill House - £3,000
The funding will be used to build a cycle track.

Back to Books - £3,000
The group will use their grant to fund their Branching Out wellbeing project.


Maplefields Circle of Friends - £3,000
The grant will be used to launch a new weekly support group for those with disabilities and additional needs. 

 

January 2017

Desborough Town Cricket Club - £3,000
The grant will be used to help pay for a set of roil on domed cricket covers to protect the pitches from rain and to allow for proper preparation.

 

November 2016

The Salvation Army (Rushden) - £5000

The grant will be used to replace existing tables and chairs at the community centre.

 

September 2016

Brigstock Women’s Institute - £1,868.35

The grant will be used to install new heating in the community hall where their meetings take place.


Shout Youth Theatre - £3,000
The grant will be used to put on a free community concert for all the people who took part in the group’s ‘The Sounds of Home project’.

 

August 2016


Metro-boulot-dodo limited - £2,950
The grant will support in partnership with an Arts Council grant, the community engagement program which runs alongside The Gunpowder Plot.

Broughton Playing Fields and Village Hall Association - £700

The grant will be used to fund the groups 2016 village show.

Thrapston Town Band

The grant will be used to purchase a trailer to transport percussion and larger instruments
 

July 2016


Broughton Playing Fields and Village Hall Association - £700

The grant will be used to help fund the Broughton Village Hall

Groundwork Northamptonshire - £3,100 The grant will be used to run 3 Big Days In, days of visual arts taster sessions in community centres.



 

April 2016

Back to Books - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund 6 creative wellbeing walks for a small group of young people with mental health problems.


Friends of Corby Old Village School - £3,000

The grant will be used to commission Corby Community Arts to work with seven classes.


High Five - £1,000  
The grant will be used for self-care and self-love sessions for those families living with Autism.


Open Door Church Kettering - £3,000

The grant will be used to purchase foodto guests who attend the Church.

 

March 2016

Integrated Cancer Therapies (I.C.T.) - £1,500

The grant will be used to provide home visits to patients.

STAGES - £3,000
The grant will be used to continue Mindfulness courses, art therapy classes and group therapy.

Citizens Advice Services Corby and Kettering - £5,000

The grant will be used to support extra hours worked by the specialist benefits workers in order to meet the demand for helping clients to complete their applications.

 

February 2016

ACE (Autistic Children Embraced) - £1,000
The grant will be used to hold a seminar with special guest Anna Kennedy, a champion of raising Autism Awareness.

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