The Compton Fund

April 2022

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Ltd - £4989

The grant will be used to commission internationally renowned artist Aeneas Wilder to create a sculptural performance with the people of Corby.

Cherwell Theatre Company - £4996

The grant will be used to ‘Song of the Summer'- a youth gig theatre project integrating music and drama workshops bringing together young musicians and actors from all backgrounds to create a performance which celebrates the town's musical heritage.

 

February 2022

Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium

The grant will be used to fund ‘From Decks to Digital’ – The community will learn about and build a working sound system.

 

June 2021

Deafconnect - £4,950

The grant will be used to create a short film involving different communities, including the deaf community.

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art - £3,617

The grant will be used to provide a video game art experience to visitors at local heritage site East Carlton Country Countryside Park.

Museum of Leathercraft - £4,800

The grant will be used for the relocation and collection review of the store of leather artefacts.

Spring Boroughs Voice - £5,000

The grant will be used to provide a day of festival activities for Spring Boroughs.

Caring and Sharing Trust - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund "My Lock down” for people with learning difficulties, and their families/ carers, to express their experiences of the covid-19 pandemic through art, photographs, written word, and poetry.

Support Northamptonshire - £5,000

The grant will be used to run weekly wellbeing music sessions and create an Asian choir as a key outcome of the project.

Everyday English - £3,000

The grant will be used to carry out a series of summer picnics which provide arts and crafts family learning activities, that support the development of language skills.

 

April 2021

Carbon Theatre - £4,996

The grant will be used to develop a new play working closely with a group of new parents.

Corby Deep Roots Tall Trees - £4,990
The grant will be used to fund a series of online parrticipatory community workshops.

Happy You Project - £5,000
The grant will be used to fund a weekend of summer activities.

Outside In Theatre - £4,980
The grant will be used to create new art experiences for older people and their carers.

 

January 2021

United African Association - £1,340
The grant will be used to hire venues for African cultural activities.

 

November 2020

Picture the Difference CIC - £4,970

The grant will be used to o support talented young additional needs adults to deliver creative arts workshops for a new project called ‘PtD Puppet Create & Perform.'

The Eloquent Fold - £5,000

The grant will be used to a remote online making sessions project.

 

September 2020

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust - £5,000

The grant will be used for The Speak Your Truth project - a platform for BAME/POC young people in Delapre and Briar Hill and Far Cotton to share their truth.

 

June 2020

Art Works! - £4,985

The grant will be used to continue and expand the Art Works! Courses.

Wriggle Dance Theatre - £5,000

The grant will be used to deliver a series of creative dance workshops.

Core at Corby Cube - £5,000

The grant will be used to provide a series of workshops aimed at positively engaging and upskilling young people.

 

February 2020

White Cobra Theatricals CIC - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund a local tour of Wind in The Willows

 

January 2020

Community Court Yard - £5,000

The grant will be used to run a series of Story Telling workshops

Pink House Arts CIC - £3,000

The grant will fund craft activites for a Get Creative Day

September 2019

Wellingborough Inter-Faith Forum - £1,675
The funding will be used to provide on-going, regular gatherings and workshops for people of all faiths and none.

Care & Repair Northamptonshire - £5,000
The grant will be used to purchase a used twin drum roller for constructing a foot path.

Friends of the Green Patch - £4,891
The grant will be used to provide equipment, training and refreshments for their volunteers.

Play with Clay - £4,703.60
The grant will be used to purchase new equipment and pay for tutors.

Route Canal Arts - £4,273 
The grant will be used to hold a lantern parade.

Youth Brass 2000 - £5,000 
The grant will be used to work with 50 young people and ensure there are no barriers to participation.

 

June 2019

Brixworth Christian Fellowship - £1,570
The funding will support a free children's holiday club.

Ashton Conker Club - £3,000
The grant will be used to promote and stage the 2019 World Conker Championships.

Ability Northants CIC - £5,000

The grant will be used to purchase a minibus to facilitate a minibus shopper bus service in South Northants

Home Start Daventry and South Northants - £5,000

The grant will be used towards volunteer recruitment and training

QStory Northampton - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund Northampton Queer Literary Festival

 

April 2019

The Lewis Foundation - £4,940

The grant will be used to fund health & wellbeing events for people with cancer.

Citizens Advice Services Corby and Kettering - £4,968

The grant will be used to provide a specialist Advice Service which will support people on low incomes in addressing welfare benefit and debt related problems to enable them to maintain their independence and improve their health and well-being

Corby Deep Roots Tall Trees - £5,000

This project is to enable the Deep Roots Tall Trees (DRTT) community song-writing group, “Ring of Fire”, to develop writing their own songs further.

60 Miles by Road or Rail - £5,000

They will invite local people to contribute their personal experiences and to learn more about our shared heritage, and how this informs our collective identity in the present and going forwards. The generated content will inform 'The Production', which will be presented by local professional artists.

DACT - £2,500

The grant will be used towards Minibus Driver Training

Liberty Drum Corps - £2,957

The grant will be used subsidise travel costs for Liberty to 2019 National Championships

Oundle Fringe Festival - £650

The grant will be used for publicity of Oundle Fringe Festival

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund a Sexual Violence Survivors Group Work & Peer Group Facilitation

Art Works! - £4,999

The grant will be pay for a professional art tutor to in an 8 week Art Course

Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society - £4,597.87

The grant will be used to carry out drone photography of the area designated as being the site of Margaret Beaufort's palace and gardens.

 

January 2019

Performing Room - £5,000

The grant will be used for a Music Inclusion Mentoring Project

Pink Rooster - £4,742.03

The grant will be used to provide interactive music sessions to groups living with life limiting mental and physical health conditions.

 

June 2018

Oakfield (Easton Maudit) Ltd - £3,979
The grant will be used to develop a gardening and food sharing programme that will benefit residents and create a partnership with the local community and schools.

Wilby Riding for the Disabled Trust - £3,600
The funding will support the care of the ponies for 1 and a ½ months.

 

Service Six - £5,000

The grant will be used deliver a free two hour activity session every week to children and young people in Pineham.

 

May 2018

Bardic Chair Northampton - £5,000
The funding will enable the festival to continue running and will support a series of 'Open Mic' events across Northamptonshire leading up to the Bardic Picnic to encourage participation in the event.

Northampton Carnival Arts Association - £5,000
The grant will cover the costs of the infrastructure expenses of First Aid, Stage and Security to help deliver a successful and safe carnival.

Re:Store Northampton - £5,000
The grant will enable the group to run their INSPIRE mentoring and volunteering programme that is designed to support individuals, promoting independence and equipping them to reach their full potential.

Ringstead Heritage Group – £3,000 from the Compton Fund
The funding will be used to purchase equipment for a new heritage centre.

Spears Theatre Company - £3,700 from the Compton Fund
The funding will enable the group to purchase various equipment and theatrical apparatus and will allow them to operate as a fully, self-contained theatre company.

Roade Local History Society - £1,000

The grant will fund an Exhibition celebrating the 180th anniversary of Roade Cutting

Bardic Chair Northampton - £5,000

The grant will fund a one day event The Bardic Picnic in Beckets Park

Warts & All Theatre - £4,946

The grant will fund Holiday Projects for children and young people

Re:Store Northampton - £5,000

The grant will fund INSPIRE - a mentoring and volunteering programme

 

April 2018

Community One - £5,000
The grant will be used to provide a safe environment for kids aged 6 -14 to be engaged, educated and encouraged in recreational activity throughout the holidays.

Daventry & District Citizens Advice Bureau - £5,000

The group will use their grant to provide more in depth support for claimants who are claiming or trying to claim Universal Credit.

Manna House Trust - £5,000
The charity will use their grant to fund a waiting reduction scheme to reduce the waiting times due to the demand of their service.

Northampton Music 365 - £5,000  
The grant will be used to fund the Northampton Music Festival 2018.

Rockin’ Roadrunner - £5,000
The grant will be used to fund the Rockin’ Roadrunner Mini Festival, an inclusive free community event focused around people with disabilities held at the Abington Park Bandstand in Northampton.

Royal and Derngate Theatre - £5,000
The grant will enable the theatre to restore the highly decorated 'Sipario de Pinto' (painted separator) safety curtain in the Royal Theatre.

The Film Lab - £2,996.97
The group will use the funding to purchase editing equipment and improve facilities.

Oundle Music Trust - £3,000
The grant will fund the Oundle On Show weekend being held on 7th-8th July highlighting the wealth of voluntary activity in the town.

Pearls of Peace - £5,000

The grant will fund Welfare Rights and Community Support Services

Moulton Allotments CIC - £1,263

The grant will fund a wellbeing Plot
 

January 2018

Care and Repair (Northampton) Ltd - £5,000
The grant will be used to deliver a Home Wellbeing Service to vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the County.

Creating Equalz Too - £4,047.25
The funding will enable the group to run a 12-week course that focuses on women who have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, exploring reproductive rights and body image.

Deafconnect - £5,000
The grant will enable the charity to run a 50+ British Sign Language (BSL) group.

Friends of Oundle Library (FOOL) - £4,962
The group will use their funding to run their Pink House Craft Club which offers professionally-led art activities for adults with mild to moderate mental health conditions and other disabilities.

The Good Loaf CIC - £4,900
The grant will fund the charity’s 6 week work program  to support vulnerable ladies in Northamptonshire to get into employment.

(KCU) Kettering Community Unit - £3648.17
The group will use their funding to pay for the running costs of the foodbank and rent for the premise.

New Routes - £4494
The group will use their grant to cover the cost of food, bedding, shoeing, insurance and general care for the ponies that are part of the Equine Assisted Learning sessions, run for vulnerable students.

The Lab - £4,033
The funding will enable the group to purchase equipment to professionally film and record audio live acts and musicians who play at the Lab.

Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council - £4,000
The grant will be used to create a booklet and host 3 exhibitions of the group’s previous Race Act 40 research that will be shared with participants of the project, local organisations and libraries.

Nevill Holt Opera/Nevill Holt Community Arts- £1,948

The grant will be used for Nevill Holt Opera Secondary School Workshops and Training

The County Toy Library - £2,996.72

The grant will be used to purchase new soft play equipment with a view to putting together party packages to hire out to members for birthday parties and other events.

 

November 2017

The Lewis Foundation - £2,500
The group will use their grant to run quarterly free health and wellbeing events for cancer and post-treatment patients in Northamptonshire.

Shiny Arts - £2,868
The group will use their grant to offer bursaries to young people wishing to join the youth theatre but are unable to due to financial restrictions.

Northamptonshire Black History Association - £3,000 from the Compton Fund
The grant will be used to deliver storytelling workshops titled ‘ Tales of Northants Black Elders’ to educate local people about Northamptonshire’s Black history.

iDID Adventure - £4,559.40 
The group will use their grant to recruit a volunteer coordinator to develop a framework and package of support that enables young people to engage in volunteering opportunities and to increase volunteer recruitment.

Time 2 Talk - £5,000 
The grant will cover the cost of rent and service charges for the charity in the current financial year.

The Phoenix Resource Centre (Northampton) Limited - £5,000 
The grant will enable the food hub to continue to supply to existing food banks and organisations that are currently supported across the County. 

The KidsAid Foundation - £4,950 
Funding will enable the group to offer free access to their Therapeutic Wellbeing Groups for families. 

Home-start Wellingborough and District - £5,000

The group will use their grant to provide free one-off specialist support services for families.

East Northants Faith Group - £4,424
The grant will enable the group to continue to run their six month Recovery House service for those suffering from substance addiction. 

Phoenix Community Cinema - £5,000 
The grant will enable the group to support the cost of film screenings and increase the number of cinema venues in the County. 

Favell Day Services - £5,000 
The funding will enable the group to offer an additional day of care to physically disabled adults in Northampton.

Phoenix Employability and Disability Support Services C.I.C - £5,000 
The funding will be used to recruit someone to manage the expansion of the numbers of people accessing the service. 

 

October 2017 

Warts and All Theatre - £5,000 
The funding will enable the group to continue their on-going arts programme for adults in Northamptonshire to develop their theatre-making skills.

 Groundwork Northamptonshire - £3,000
Funding will enable the group to develop their ‘SASY project’ which aims to empower young females through raising their self-awareness, their self-esteem and their confidence as well as increasing their awareness with regards to their personal safety. 

 

August 2017

Community Landscap Archaelogy Survey Project - £1,000

The grant will go towards Preparation, printing and circulation of Case Studies

Dudley Winterbottom Memorial Hall - £1,300

The group will use their funding for the publication of photographic memories of Hackleton, Horton, Piddington and Preston Deanery. 


Hargrave Music Festival - £1,325

The grant will go towards the cost of the Hargrave Music Festival. 

Northampton Festival of Performing Arts - £3,350 
The grant will be used to support the costs and pay for practical music and drama workshops, to take place as mini Rock and Drama festivals within the Northampton Eisteddfod period in May 2018.


Yardley Hastings Arts Collective - £4303.75 
The funding will support the group’s Make your Mark 2017 project which includes seven days of drawing activities and a five-week drawing class for beginners and intermediates.


Bonkers Playhouse - £5,000 
The grant will be used to complete an overhaul of the electrics for the group’s building. 

 

July 2017

Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation - £5,000

The grant will be used towards Diwali Celebration - Winter Festival of Light 2017

Rockin’ Roadrunner - £5,000

The grant will be used to run Rockin' Roadrunner Mini Festival, predominantly for people with disabilities

June 2017

Umbrella Fair Organisation - £5,000

The grant will be used for a volunteering work placement scheme

Northamptonshire Black History Association - £4,400

The grant will be used to Rebuilding Membership, marketing & Community Engagement

Northampton Arts Collective - £5,000

The grant will be used to support our continuing work as a valued gallery space and recognised hub for contemporary visual arts in Northampton

HD Media CIC - £5,000

The grant will be used to host a second Corby Big Film Week 14th – 21st October, 2017.

May 2017

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Ltd - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund a unique performance at Sixfields Stadium, viewing the passionate world of football through the eyes of three generations of supporters

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust - £4,980

The grant will be used to pay for 36 vocal workshops, involving c.450 young people from Northamptonshire, ages 8–12 years, who will participate in practical vocal workshops and rehearsals.

Brackley Jubilee Choir - £3,750

The grant will be used for Brackley Jubilee Choir 40th Anniversary Celebratoin

 

April 2017

Wriggle Dance Theatre - £4,990 
The funding will allow the group to recruit 8 community volunteers of all ages to take part in an intergenerational performance.

Daylight Centre - £3,000

The group will use their funding to contribute to the salary of their client support Coordinator. 

Nevill Holt Opera/Nevill Holt Community Arts - £2,595

The group will use their grant to revive a pre-existing production of Britten’s children’s community opera Noye’s Fludde, and produce 4 fully staged outdoor performances of the opera.

January 2017

Daventry & District Citizens Advice Bureau - £1,074

Citizens Advice Bureau is a free support service providing help to those experiencing problems. The grant will be used to upgrade their current website.

Deafconnect - £3,000

Deafconnect provide services and support groups to Deaf, Deafened, Hard of hearing and Deafblind people. The grant will be used to offer the Deaf community a yearlong project of events, activities, guest speakers, day trips and workshops.

 

July 2016
 
Royal and Derngate - £5,000 
The grant will be used to provide a weekend of arts and science events created by, for and with the local people.
 
The Film Lab - £5,000 
The grant will be used to create a community film production over a period of five months.

Hargrave Music Festival - £1,200

The grant will be used to support the annual music festival in September.

June 2016

In Music In Media - £2910.00

The grant will be used to host a music industry masterclass & industry standard stageshow for the local "street rappers" that are receiving thousands of views on their low budget roadside youtube videos but not being acknowledged by the local industry of events, festivals and radio.

Northampton Male Voice Choir - £3,000.00

The grant will be used to help towards the cost of making a recording of the choir to raise awareness of the group.

Northamptonshire Heritage Forum - £820.00

The grant will be used to pay for plaques, certificates and hire.

Northamptonshire Black History Association - £3,000

The grant will be used to to maintain their office based as a physical presence in the community


 
May 2016
 
Looking Glass Theatre - £5,394
The grant will be used to fund a theatre project which includes an outdoor performance of Wind in the Willows in St. Peter's Church Northampton and an exhibition in Hazelrigg House.
 
April 2016
 
Liberty Drum Corps - £5,000
The grant will be used to continue to expand drumming group with storage, equipment and specialist training.

Screen Northants Ltd - £9, 861.84 
The grant will be used to work with young people for 39 weeks to source locations and create short online heritage videos.

Wellingborough BID Limited - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund Medieval Festival 2016
 
February 2016
 

Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts - £4,999.19 
The grant will be used to continue holding popular monthly discussions and expand the reach of this innovative activity over a further year.
 

 

January 2016

Royal and Derngate - £3,693 
The grant will be used to hold two events on the 23rd April to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Lit - £4,999.19

The grant will be used to develop popular monthly discussions, led by an artist plus a speaker from another professional sector

Phoenix Supplementary Performing Arts School - £2,999

The grant will be used to continue Saturday performing arts school project


 
November 2015
 
Wriggle Dance Theatre - £5,000
They will run a ten week intergenerational project.
 
Corby Community Arts Association - £5,000

The group will work to create a more connected and enlivened community.
 
NMPAT Towcester Music and Performing Arts Centre - £1,680

They will provide a series of musical activity days.
 
 
August 2015

Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust - £3,650
The grant will increase the range of services offered at Delapre Abbey.

NubiWise CIC - £2,200

The grant will be used to purchase, promote and stage a drama performance called Hallowed Turf.

Parish Church of St Edmund King & Martyr Hardingstone - £5,350

The grant will be used Rectify the damage caused through the crime of lead theft by removing the tarpaulins and replace the lead with terne coated steel.
 
 
July 2015

Core at Corby Cube - £5,000
The grant will make a contribution to a large re-fit project.

Sulgrave Manor Trust - £4,941
Purchase foods for display and conserve our deeds and sundries for years to come.
 
 
June 2015

Metro-Boulot-Dodo - £4,916
The group will continue their popular outreach and stage show activity around the gunpowder plot.

Northamptonshire Museums & Historic Houses Forum - £750

The grant will fund the infrastructure of the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards

 

February 2015

The Friends of Northampton Castle - £5,000

The grant will fund a virtual reality tour.

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