Queen's Institute Fund

September 2022

The KidsAid Foundation - £4900

The grant will go towards crisis support for children suffering from complex trauma

The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation - £3549.99

The grant will go towards community keep-fit classes

Dancemind - £4993

The grant will be to develop an accessible over 60s dance class

En-Fold - £5000

The grant will be used towards autism support service

The Never Alone Project - £5000

The grant will be used to run therapeutic, and fun group sessions for bereaved children in Northampton

 

June 2022

Care & Repair Northamptonshire - £5000

The grant will be used to fund the cost of essential home repairs and improvements for householders living in Northampton who are living in Hardship and additionally may be older, frail, living with long term physical or mental health conditions and disability

Fitness Without Boundaries - £4254.42

The grant will be used to increase the number of sessions offered to cancer sufferers at the Wellness Studio/Gym , and to provide more Get Up and Go sessions.

Friends of Abington Park - £4000

The grant will be used to fund marked and measured track and information boards for runners and others.

IMPACT-NOW - £5000

The grant will be used towards maintaining IMPACT-NOW's Community Support programme

Northampton Hope Centre - £5000

The grant will be used to deliver activity-based support.

Northampton Inter Faith Forum (NIFF) - £3952

The grant will be used for day courses to teach mindfulness, nutritional advice, and exercise for wellbeing.

Sound Foundations Early Intervention & Psycotherapy Hub C.I.C - £5000

The grant will be used to support families in Northampton for Parent-Infant Psychotherapy for a period of 3 months.

Stitch & Bitch - £5000

The grant will be used to fund an open day of the Burns Street Studio for the community to visit and participate in a range of creative activities throughout the space.

 

April 2022

Breast Friends Northampton - £5000

The grant will be used to run art therapy for people undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Northampton Labour Club t-a The Lab - £5000

The grant will be used to fund a free open-house promoting wellbeing through community, creative play, mindfulness, music and good food.

Royal & Derngate Community Choir - £5000

The grant will be used to run a 12 week project including choral singing, and creative writing and will collectively record a new song.

Spring Boroughs Voice - £5000

The grant will be used to enter a carnival float and troupe on the theme of a Summer of Jubilation

Emmanuel Coffee Shop - £5000

The grant will be used to fund a Community Support Worker who runs a Memory Café for elderly people and anyone with dementia.

Living Well Occupational Therapy CIC - £5000

The grant will go towards group sessions for people who are experiencing mild cognitive impairment.

Manna House Trust - £5000

The grant will go towards continued easier counselling access

Northampton Child Contact Centre - £5000

The grant will go towards costs of our part-time Contact Centre Coordinator.

Northampton Saints Foundation - £5000

The grant will support the costs of their Engage programmes in Northampton which support young people aged 9 - 16 who have been or are risk of being excluded from mainstream education.

Pearls of Peace - £5000

The grant will be used to support sessions for emotional mentoring and support and planning awareness and information events as well as fun outings and programs for the women that attend the coffee mornings

Re:Store Northampton - £5000

The grant will be used to develop the allotment project which trains and vulnerable adults to grow their own vegetables in our community allotment space.

The Lowdown - £4995

The grant will be used to provide free and confidential support to11-25 year olds in Northamptonshire.

 

September 2021

Good Loaf CIC - £4,888.80
The grant will be used to fund wellbeing sessions to support vulnerable women.

KidsAid Foundation - £4,900
The grant will be used to fund therapy sessions.

Sacred Sounds - £5,000
The grant will be used to fund 'the Talking Clinic' sessions including a qualified counsellor, sound therapist, wellbeing therapist and a project manager.

Springs Family Centre - £4,216
The grant will be used to fund various physical wellbeing and social activities to improve physical and mental health.

Warts & All Theatre - £4,703.40
The grant will be used to work with ten producers over seven weeks to develop a presentation for councils.

 

April 2021

C2C Social Action - £19,905.60
The grant will be used to fund 12 month's salary for an Outdoor Learning Support Worker.

Screen Northants Ltd. - £10,114.40
The grant will be used to run a year-round film making activity culminating in a festival celebrating the year's work.

The Lowdown - £19,980
The grant will be used to fund one to one remote and face to face counselling support.

 

November 2020

Care & Repair Northamptonhire - £11,652 

The grant will be used to introduce practical home support measures for vulnerable householders who are affected by older age, frailty, poor health or disability.

Deafconnect - £14,714 
The grant will be used to provide events, activities, guest speakers, daytrips and worskshops for deaf people.

Healthy Eating Project - £4,075 

The grant will be used to support their 'COVID-19 Wake up to Weight Loss' programme.

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire - £4,075 

The grant will be used to support their community transport scheme.

 

September 2020

The Voice That Makes a Difference - £5000

The grant will be used towards supporting the mental wellbeing of parents with disabled children.

Fitness Without Boundaries - £10,250

The grant will be used towards exercise fitness rehabilitation

Northampton Town Football in the Community - £4,950

The grant will be used to support a project that targets inactive adults aged between 35-65 with a BMI of more than 26.5 to help them become more active, improve fitness, lose weight & develop knowledge of a healthy lifestyle.

Family Support Link - £19,929.95

The grant will be used to a 20 hour per week support worker on a 12 month contract to work with our most vulnerable families/individuals in Northampton.

Manna House Trust - £19,070

The grant will be used to increase their capacity and therefore be in a position to offer more sessions to our potential clients and reduce the waiting time.

Lighthouse Centre - £20,000

The grant will be used towards care delivery of specialist care

 

January 2020

Emmanuel Group of Churches - £3,000

The funding will be used to develop a Children's Worker role.

Movers and Makers - £1,575
The funding will be used to run a monthly, craft based support group.

Northampton Irish Support Group - £3,000

The funding will be used to support the costs of a weekly community club.

Northampton Leisure Trust - £2,915.16
The funding will be used to deliver a national playday event.

Rockin' Roadrunner - £3,000
The funding will be used to run a series of workshops.

 

November 2019

Northampton ON Chenecks FC - £1,597

The funding will be used to purchase portable floodlights.

Read Easy Northampton - £3,000
The funding will be used to run free reading coaching to adults unable to read. 

Sakhi Milap Weston Favell - £3,000
The funding will be used to provide activities for Asian women.

Thorplands Club 81 - £3,000
The funding will be used to hire football pitches.

Zindgani (Asian Men's Group) - £3,000

The funding will be used to provide activities for older and disabled Asian men.

 

September 2019

Fruitful Abundance - £3,000

The grant will be used to relaunch and expand the appeal of Elsie's Cafe

Northampton Abington Community Association - £3,000 

The grant will be used to redecorate the community hall.

Pearls of Peace - £3,000 
The grant will be used to fund hire costs for coffee mornins, as well as staff costs for a welfare rights advisor.

 

June 2019

11th Northampton Boys' Brigade - £2,500 from the Queen's Institute Fund
The funding will be put towards operational costs for a Summer Camp.

Dancemind - £5000

The grant will be used towards the elders dance company

Weedon Football Club - £800

The grant will be used to purchase 2 new sets of football goals

The Living Waste of Fashion - £2000

The grant will be used towards creating a Creative Winter Wonderland.

Martial Arts Academy of Excellence - £3000

The grant will be for a Summer health and wellbeing activity programme

 

April 2019

Bradlaugh Fields & Barn - £2800

The grant will be used for the Bradlaugh Fields Community Show 2019

VR Therapies - £3000

The grant will be used to purchase equipment for VR therapies and improve accessibility for those with special needs / disabilities

Northampton Bangladeshi Association - £2987

The grant will be used to fund new computers and software to provide opportunities and increase computing skills.

The Family Folk - £631.63

The grant will be to fund a Family Wellbeing day.

Rockin’ Roadrunner - £5000

The grant will be to fund Rockin' Roadrunner Mini Festival

Deafconnect - £5,000

The grant will be used towards a 50+ British Sign Language Group

The KidsAid Foundation - £4,800

The grant will be to fund community wellbeing workshops.

Live at Home - £5,000

The grant will be to fund Summer/Autumn outings for older lonely people

Tools for Self-Reliance (Northampton) - £5,000

The grant will be towards securing the General Manager, for the coming year which will allow us to continue offering our facility for our 70 volunteers.

 

January 2019

Kings Heath Over 50s - £865

The grant will be used to help club continue and run sessions such as yoga, healthy walks, board games and craft sessions

 

October 2018

Northampton Sea Cadets - £1,500

The grant will be used to purchase a Royal Navy obstacle course,

June 2018

Art Works! - £4,999
The grant will pay for a professional Art Tutor to provide structure and relevance to the group.

Care and Repair - £5,000

The grant will enable the group to fund home support measures for vulnerable householders living in Northampton.

Northampton Parent Infant Partnership (NORPIP) - £5,000

The group will use their funding to develop a work programme called Flourishing Babies to improve the long-term life chances of babies born to parents experiencing a range of complex multiple needs that can impact on their ability to develop secure attachments and support babies positive development.

Re:Store Northampton - £5,000

Funding will enable the group to put on NEST weekly play sessions  to support families with pre-school children, specifically focusing on vulnerable and isolated families.

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire - £5,000

The grant will go towards a Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme

 

May 2018

Thorplands Club 81 - £3,625.23
The club will use their grant to refurbish a minibus for use by the football club and share with Thorplands Residents Association.

Fitness Without Boundaries - £4,320
The grant will enable the group tosubsidise use of the newly created gym facility for disabled users in the Barn at Lodge Farm Community Centre.

Northampton Town Football in the Community - £4,700
The group will use their grant to run their Extra Time session whichaim to bring older people together to enjoy themselves, develop social connections and to be active together.

Northampton Gymnastics Academy - £3,000

The grant will enable the group to provide suitable toilets and changing facilities.

Sakhi Milap Weston Favell - £3,000

The grant will be used to put on wellbeing activities to provide open access to Asian women where the majority are widowed, single and informal carers of their spouse or children.

Emmanuel Group of Churches - £5000

The grant will be used to run a holiday club lunch club providing food, entertainment and sport.

 

April 2018

Good Companions - £3,130
The funding will be used to hold social dances for senior citizens in Northampton.

Buddies of Beckets - £5,000
The grant will be used to continue employing a part time Park Coordinator for up to 10 hours a week.

Fernie Fields Sports and Social Club - £3,700

The grant will be used to fit a kitchenette within the new Sports 4 All pavillion

Feel Good Friday Group - £5,000
The group will use their grant to fund 26 weekly sessions of their 'Lifestyles' cafe where people with disabilities and mental health issues will take part in activities to help them to socialise and become less isolated.

Dallington Diamonds - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund activities for the over 50s including age appropriate keep-fit sessions, yoga, health walks, indoor bowling and hoopla.

EasyRider Activity Club – £3,000

The grant will help to fund the club’s Cycling and Nordic Walking sessions and to maintain the club’s equipment.
 

Northampton Polish Association - £3,000

The group will use their grant to hold their first Northampton Polish Family Picnic to celebrate the Polish art, culture and heritage that exists within the polish community in Northampton.
 

St James and Dallington Youth Club - £3,000

The grant will be used to deliver 24 workshops over 24 weeks on themes which explore identity, such as crime and safety, drug and alcohol misuse, safe / appropriate relationships and gangs.

Transition Town Group Northampton - £3,000

The funding will enable the group to run Northampton’s first Walking & Cycling Festival ‘Stride & Ride’ and cover all of the costs of the event.  

United African Association - £3,000

The grant will enable the group to deliver a one to one support and advocacy programme.

Unity Leisure - £2,989.40

The funding will enable the group to hold National Play Day 2018, a community festival held in Abington Park.
 

January 2018

Kings Heath Boxing Club - £5,000
The grant will be used to extend the opening hours of the club and will enable the group to offer more BoxFit sessions and to encourage more people of different age groups to get involved in exercise.

Northampton Bangladeshi Association - £5,000
The group will use their funding to run their Ladies Be Healthy Class for members of the BME groups and wider community in the Northampton Wards of Semilong, St James, Castle, Spring Borough and Spencer.

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis - £5,000
The group will use their grant to hire a volunteer trainer to support the counselling service.

Tools for Self-Reliance - £5,000
The funding will support the cost of securing a General Manager to continue offering the facility to their volunteers.

Northampton Rowing Club - £3,000

The fund will be used to provide parking and access to Rowability users.

Collingtree Cricket Club - £3,000

The club will use their funding to remove the existing artificial wicket and install a new one.


November 2017 

Rockin’ Roadrunner - £5,000 
The funding will enable a team of five creatives and assistants to deliver creative workshops at eight residential spaces across Northamptonshire. 

Warts and All Theatre - £3,000
The funding will enable the Young Actors group to take part in a national festival of new writing for young people called Connections. 

 

September 2017 

Q Space - £3,000
The group will use their grant to run a weekly LGBTQ youth support group providing weekly activities including crafts, debates and games centring around matters important to the young people. 

 

August 2017

Healthy Eating Project - £3,000
The funding will allow the group to continue their ‘Eating for Health’ workshops.

Northampton Bangladeshi Association - £3,000

The funding will be used to develop a youth club for young lads to promote young people’s education and achievements. 

Sacred Sounds - £2,970

The grant will fund 27 sessions of karaoke for adults with disabilities and mental health issues.

 

July 2017

Martial Arts School - £5,000 
The grant awarded will fund the Martial Arts Academy summer activity programme.

 

June 2017

Kings Heath Boxing Club - £3,000

The funding will be used to develop a mothers’ fitness group during school term time. 

 

May 2017

Thomas’s Fund - £2,785
The grant will fund the charity’s 10th anniversary Family day event.

The Living Waste of Fashion - £900

The grant will enable and empower the group to produce up cycled fashion items as well as teaching traditional basic mending skills no longer taught.

Care & Repair - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund home support measures for vulnerable householders living in Northampton affected by disability or ill health.
 

April 2017

British Red Cross - £5,000 
The grant will be used to hire a member of staff who can recruit, train and support 20 volunteers.

Northants Parent Forum Group - £3,150 
The grant will be used to run a family fun event showcasing all the services, activities and support available to Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) families.

Zimwomen Association Northamptonshire - £5,000
The grant will be used to fund ARISE workshops, aiming to encourage women to arise and help each other to live healthier and improved lives. 

Kings Heath Over 50’s - £2,440

The grant awarded will allow the group to continue their weekly meetings which include exercise and well-being sessions such as keep fit, yoga, healthy walks, indoor curling and games.

Re:Store Northampton - £3,000

The group will use their funding to launch the NEST project addressing the growing needs of vulnerable families with children 0-5 years. 

ACE Support Group (Autistic Children Embraced) - £1,980

The grant will fund parent packs and advertising

March 2017

C2C Social Action - £2,925
The funding will allow the group to continue running their existing language cafe.

The Northampton Labour Club Limited TA The Lab - £1,091

The club will use their grant to run a ‘Mounts Mums & Minis’ project to support mothers. 

NORPIP (Northamptonshire Parent Infant Project) - £3,000

The grant will support groups for women with Postnatal Depression
 

February 2017

Right Resolution Community Interest Company - £3,000

The grant will be used to establish a project called Step Up to establish a volunteering programme which encourages young people to increase their employability.

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire - £3,000

The grant will facilitate giving professional training to community groups and choirs, in order to present a concert at the Derngate on 12th June 2017.

 

January 2017
 

Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadets - £5,000 
The grant will be used to provide rowing equipment for cadets with health or disability issues.

GranPart Northampton - £2,000
GranPart is a not for profit support group for grandparents who have no contact with their grandchildren. The grant will be used to expand the group by increasing numbers attending the current group and also developing new support groups across Northampton.

Unity Leisure/Northampton Leisure Trust - £2,950.40

The trust will use their grant to continue with their annual National Play Day event in August at Abington Park, Northampton.

The Friend – Leys - £1,700

The Friend - Leys are an over 60’s group that assist the health and well-being of older people. The grant will be used to pay for rent of venue, speakers, travel and lunches.

Northampton Sings! - £1000

The grant will be used to fund PA equipment, music and song sheets for their choir

 

November 2016

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis - £3,000

The grant will be used to continue to offer three specialist groups supporting our clients in alternative therapeutic settings.

Northants Youngers Club - £4000

The grant will be used to pay for a youth workers wage for one year and to pay for running costs of the project and enable the young people to attend an outside sports facility 6 times a year.

Parkrun Northampton - £1,344

The grant will be used to supply and site a defibrillator on The Racecourse in Northampton.

 

October 2016

Baby Basics Northampton - £3,000

The grant will be used to enable Baby Basics to continue their work providing Moses baskets to mothers who are financially unstable.

St David’s Community Café - £2,987.25
The grant will be used to develop a Real Junk Food Project and operate the café as a pay as you feel cafe.

Bellinge Community House - £2,743
The grant will be used to cover room hire, pay for materials and equipment to support the groups development.


September 2016
 
EasyRider Cycle Club - £4,960 
The grant will be used to recruit and train eight volunteers enabling the club to increase their monthly weekend cycle rides to weekly events and two extra walks per month.

 

May 2016

Spencer Bridge Foodbank - £3,000
The grant will be used to employ a new coordinator to run the foodbank  and to coordinate and lead a team of volunteers. The fund will also be used to insure and maintain the foodbank van, and to buy new shelves for the warehouse.

 

February 2016
 
Care and Repair - £5,000 
The grant will enable the group to carry out home support measures for 30 vulnerable households.

Clubs for Young People Northamptonshire - £5,000 
The grant will be used to enable young people to experience the reality o
f parenthood.

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