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Constance Travis Endowment Fund for Northamptonshire

January 2024

Out of Class - £2,930

To fund their Equine assisted therapy service- 10 week 1:1 course fo young people with the highest needs and the least support

Moulton Community CIO - £3,000

'The Living Room' project will give residents the opportunity to attend our centre for a whole or part day each Friday and enjoy refreshments, a home cooked meal, entertainment and companionship.

The Never Alone Project - £3,000

To continue their bereaved children groups in Northamptonshire. These groups are therapeutic in nature, and also includes 'external' activities such as bowling, mini golf etc, which helps the children relax and start building trust and bonds.

RCW Veterans CIC - £3,000

To support the delivery of their Wellbeing Coaching & Recruitment Services

Home-Start Wellingborough & District - £3,000

To support their weekly WISH group (Well-being, Isolation, Self-esteem, Health) and food bank for families with pre-school children.

Northampton Film Festival - £3,000

To support 'Creatives and Changemakers 2024' - This project will consult local creative/cultural people and organisations to create an action plan for the Northants creative industries.

December 2023

Peak Empower - £2,172

To support their Christmas Stocking programme, to provide, food, toys and activities over the holiday period 

Anwar Arabic & Cultural School - £2,880

To address the lack of Arabic eduation and cultural understanding in Northamptonshire

The Shack Foood Project - £3,000

To provide supplies for 300 disadvantaged families in Kettering to make a Christmas dinner and provide toys and gifts

November 2023

Doddridge Centre - £3000

To support their Lunch and Play project which allows for parent/carers to bring their children aged from 0 to 5 years along for an interactive session.

Castle Hill United Reformed Church - £2900

To fund a Community Christmas Light Trail

Growing Together Northampton - £3000

 To support the provision of hot meals in the Blackthorn Good neighbours Nursery.

Nene Valley Care Trust (NVCT) - £3000

To maintain and improve its vital services to young people in Northamptonshire who are leaving care

October 2023

United African Association - £3000

To support the distribution of household support fund vouchers 

Power of the Mind Network - £2998

To support culturally appropriate food parcels for people of African backgrounds

Albanian Cultural Association - £3000

To fund an Albanian Exhibition Ethnographic 

BAK UP CIC - £3000

The project will support struggling people/ individuals through the provision of emergency mobile food and toiletries due to the increased cost of living to tackle food poverty.

Victoria Centre - £3000

To support their Information Centre for New arrivals (ICNA) services

Barefooted - £3000

This grant will enable Barefooted, in partnership with Delapre Abbey/Royal&Derngate, to work with 3 Northampton schools (90 children) in a beautiful nature space at Delapre Abbey. The sessions will explore themes around nature connection through movement, music and storytelling.

Manna House Trust - £3000

They will employ a counselling member of staff, originally engaged as part of a twelve month waiting list reduction 

September 2023

Albanian Cultural Association - £3000

To support the Albanian Community living in extreme poverty

Volunteer Action Oundle - £3000

To support their Community Transportation Scheme

Higham Ferrers Gateway Club - £3000

To support their weekly club including a wide range of activities, including crafts, music, cookery and games aimed at adults with disabilities

Shine Development Concept CC - £2676

To support the Shine Nigerian Cafe 

Dostiyo Asian Women & Girls Organisation - £2949.75

To provide advice services for the Asian communities on welfare rights, employment, housing, and cost of living support

August 2023

Deaf First Northamptonshire - £3000

The grant will fund swimming sessions for the Deaf community

Daventry Contact - £3000

The grant will go towards free furniture for people in poverty

Northampton Film Festival Ltd - £3000

The grant will go towards the Northants Creative Industry Expo - a FREE 2-day educational event at the University of Northampton

Laugh Out Loud Theatre - £2887.50

The grant will support a week-long summer drama camp for 10-16 year olds and this will culminate in two public performances of 'The Canterbury Tales' 

The Shack Food Project - £3000

The grant will support the food bank

Friends of East Hunsbury Primary School - £3000

The grant will support a Breakfast Club for vulnerable children

July 2023

The Good Loaf CIC - £3000

The grant will assist in covering the cost of a new volunteer / work experience coordinator's salary for a period of six months.

Emmanuel Coffee Shop Ltd - £3000

The grant will help fund food vouchers for disadvantaged families throughout the summer holidays.

Northants Village Cinema - £3000

The grant will go towards the continuation of supporting Northants Village Cinema, with a focus on rural villages.

Northants Youth Music 23 - £3000

The grant will support The Picnic on the Lawn (a classical concert)

June 2023

Brixworth Community Church - £1,700

The grant will be used to fund a free Holiday Club and Family Fun Day, which will benefit families that are suffering with the cost of living.

Sport4Fitness CIC - £3000

The grant will go towards SENDS4DADS, which is a social and multi-sport support group for dads and male carers who have been affected by mental health issues or have a child with special needs or a disability.

The KidsAid Foundation - £2562.84

The grant will go towards two series of a KidsAid Truama Podcast to support and educate families from their homes.

May 2023

Spring Boroughs Voice - £3000

The grant will be used to support the Spring Boroughs Festival in 2023.

Cransley Sailing Club - £1000

The grant will be used to support the cost of instructors, fuel for boats, and maintenance, with the specific aim of introducing more females to the Cransley Sailing Club.

Service Six - £3000

The grant will contribute to the critical early intelligence gathering to set youth and community priorities in year one of the project.

Northamptonshire ACRE - £3000

The grant will fund a staff member to support the Northamptonshire VCSE Assembly.

Ability Northants - £1200 

The grant will help fund a team-building event to thank the team for all their hard work. Funding will also go towards workwear.

TWINFEST NORTHAMPTON - £1,800

The grant will go towards the costs of Twinfest Festival 2023, giving local musicians the chance to perform and bringing diverse communities together at a low cost.

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust - £2,980

The grant will fund a year-long series of nine Relaxed Singalong sessions for young people with physical and mental disabilities, special needs, and other learning and communication disorders.

Out of Class - £3000

The grant will support the group's waiting list for equine-assisted therapy courses, which is a therapy programme that has been specifically created for vulnerable children.

April 2023

The Core at Corby Cube - £3,000

The grant will be used to support the continuation of the bursary scheme

SNVB - £2,964.70

The grant will be used to support the SNVB Awards 2023

United African Association - £3,000

The grant will be used to provide food parcels to those who are faced with the worst food poverty in the community

Towcester Midsummer Music Festival - £3,000

The grant will be used to support the Towcester Midsummer Music Festival 2023

Oundle Fringe Festival - £500

The grant will be used to support the Oundle Fringe Festival

Candocare Co-operative CIC - £3,000

The grant will be used to support the continuation of their Day Care for older, disabled and vulnerable people in East Northamptonshire

Amalgamation Community - £3,000

The grant will be used providing weekly food parcels to members of the community who are struggling finacially

Pattishall Park Events - £3,000

The grant will be used to host the community festival 

March 2023

Albanian Cultural Association - £2,163

The grant will be used to fund a Spring Day Albanian traditional food event

Power of the Mind Networks - £3,000

The grant will be used to run online cookery sessions in collaboration with Spring Charity 

Friends of West Glebe Park - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund Active Families Fun Day 2023

African Youth Arise - £2,750

The grant will be used to fund workshops for BAME youth covering a range of topics including organisation, growth mindset, personal branding, public speaking, career development, financial literacy, storytelling, drugs and county lines awareness, and young people-led workshops

Dementia Sings Out - £3,000

The grant will be used to support the dementia choir

Northamptonshire Sport - £1,539.19

The grant will be used to support the Sport Ability Sports Day

Action for Happiness Northamptonshire Hub - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund interim costs for an Action for Happiness Coordinator

February 2023

Ability Northants - £3,000

THe grant will be used for a digital enhancement project and marketing

Nene Male Ensemble - £2,500

The grant will be used to support the development of Nene Male Ensemble Choir

Spring Charity - £1,200

The grant will be used for tabletop stoves and hand food mixers for cookery sessions that will provide a long-term, sustainable approach to addressing food poverty

January 2023

Hummingbird Drama Productions Ltd - £3,000

The grant will be used to run a series of theatre workshops with the drama club at The Hope Centre, and in secondary schools, developing skills, confidence and creativity around the theme of homelessness

Moulton Community CIO - £3,000

The grant will be used to develop and enhance the health and wellbeing service

Northants Litter Wombles - £2,150

The grant will be used to support the Weavers Academy Partnership in receiving training to deliver the CLEAN presentation

United African Association - £3,000

The grant will be used to continue to support the African Food Parcel project

Manna House Trust - £3,000

The grant will be used to support the waiting list reduction project

Outside in Theatre - £3,000

The grant will be used to create a new and exciting Teddy Toolbox activity for families to access online. The activities will be fun, creative and inspiring, giving participants new ideas for activities to do together indoors and outdoors

December 2022

White Cobra Theatricals CIC - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund production of Treasure Island

Rockin' Roadrunner - £5,000

The grant will be used to fund two creatives to run and deliver four creative workshops for SEN users in day centres in Northamptonshire, the body of work will be exhibited at 2023's Rockin' Roadrunner Disabilities Festival

One Voice Choir - £3,500

The grant will be to continue to provide weekly term time choir sessions for the community of foster carers, adoptive families and their active support networks, and children's key works

Weston Favell Centre Foodbank - £4,992.16

The grant will be used for art wellbeing sessions for food bank guests

The Eloquent Fold - £3,000

The grant will be used for a project comprised of a series of one-off activities and will engage with participants who lack access to regular opportunities for creativity and wellbeing support

Rush2The Den Tots and Adults - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund crafty fingers activities

Hartwell Community Centre - £3,000

The grant will be used to open the community centre on selected days and provide a heated area, with free tea, coffee and biscuits, and access to TV, magazines and board games

Shine Development Concept CIC - £2,835

The grant will be used to support a BAME Youth Mentorship

November 2022

United African Association - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund an African Food Parcel project

Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) - £2,590

The grant will be used to support our MIDAS minibus training and DAT training, which enables those trained to have nationally recognised accreditation

Castle Hill United Reformed Church

The grant will be used to tackle food and fuel poverty by providing food hampers and Christmas gifts to those in need

Ability Northants - £3,000

The grant will be used to provide IT equipment to be able to recruit another member of the team

The Northampton Labour Club Ltd T/A The Lab - £2,999.20

The grant will be used for 'The Knowledge Gap', a fortnightly event which will enable informal cross-generational learning

October 2022

Albanian Cultural Association - £2,946

The grant will be used to support the Albanian Culture Exhibition

Milap Dostiyo Wellingborough Group - £2,987.50

The grant will be used for open access to wellbeing activities in Wellingborough for older and disabled Asian men and women

The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation - £3,000

The grant will be used to fund a paid role of managing/running a TMDF Social Club

Sound Foundations Early Intervention & Psychotherapy Hub CIC - £3,000

The grant will be used for training support for current team and as a recruitment incentive of skilled Parent Infant Therapists in the county

September 2022

Northampton Bangladeshi Association - £3,000

The grant will be used to recruit a part-time Information, Advice and Guidance Officer

The Shack Food Project

The grant will be used to supply food parcels to families in need

July 2022

Northampton Street Pastors - £3000

The grant will be used to pay towards an administrator to continue to coordinate the street pastors who patrol the streets of Northampton on Saturday nights

Serve Rushden - £2931

The grant will be used for Digital Dodgers project offers a group environment to provide support for older people who wish to participate, train and learn some basic IT skills.

Basketball Northants Association- £2723.48

The grant will be used for a community Festival to be held on the newly refurbished Basketball courts on Northampton Racecourse

Baby Basics Northampton- £3000

The grant will be to pay for the service of a Company / Individual with access to their own vehicle, to complete delivery and collection tasks of starter packs for Baby Basics across the county

The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation- £3000

The grant will be to invest into equipment that can be used for many years to come such as a greenhouse, iPad and Karaoke machine to make improvements to the wellbeing of our local residents

Northampton Town Centre Bid - £2800

The grant will be used to fund a 60s celebration in the Town Centre

Ability Northants - £2150

The grant will be used to provide a team building/ family social afternoon, as a thank you to the team for their efforts and to fund staff uniform and badges

World Conker Championships- £3000

The grant will be used to support the running costs for the 2022 World Conker Championships

Oakley Vale Community Centre - £3000

The grant will be used to purchase a coffee machine channelled into a free lunchtime meal to help with some difficult lifestyle choices that many are experiencing

Brixworth Community Church - £1670

The grant will be used for a Summer Holiday Club and Family Fun Day

Nene Valley Care Trust (NCVT) - £3000

The grant will be used to maintain and improve its vital services to young people in Northamptonshire who are leaving care

Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) - £3000

The grant will be used to run a recruitment campaign with a view to recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the demand

Daventry Contact - £3000

This grant will be used for relief of poverty by provision of free furniture

Revolution Zero CIC - £3000

This grant will be used for Bags of Good food aid parcels for the most at risk and vulnerable families throughout school holidays

Northants Village Cinema - £3000

The grant will be used to run a rural cinema scheme across Northamptonshire

Weston Favell Centre Foodbank - £3000

This grant will be used to fund Food Bank Manager costs

Oakfield (Easton Maudit) Ltd - £3000

The grant will be used for a Community Garden Project, which will enable individual residents to learn and develop their skills in social interaction, communicating with members of the public and raising their self-esteem and confidence to be more active members of the village community

Support Northamptonshire - £2993.50

The grant will be used for Digital Inclusion and tackling inequalities

The Never Alone Project- £3000

The grant will be used to offer peer support groups for the parents and carers of bereaved children

Home-Start Kettering - £3000

The grant would be used to cover the employment costs of a family support worker for 8 hours a week for 26 weeks

The Lewis Foundation- £2304

The grant will be used to make a positive difference by giving 640 packs to adult cancer patients in Northamptonshire to help support people them through their cancer journey

April 2022

Northampton Music 365 - £3000

The grant will be used to fund a Volunteer co-ordinator to pay Northamptonshire based musicians and performers for the  Northampton Music Festival 2022

Supporters of St Edmund’s Hardingstone - £3000

The grant will be used to create a community mural and unveil the mural at a community jubilee event

Friends of West Glebe Park- £3000

The grant will be used for Active Communities Family Funday 2022 - the event will provide 'come and try' activity, play, sport and health and wellbeing sessions for the residents of Corby and the surrounding areas.

United African Association- £3220

The grant will be used to purchase instruments, equipment, tools and uniforms for our African drumming and dance group called the Dancing Drums

Friends of NLive Radio- £4505

The grant will be used to run a summer course aimed at 14 to 18 year olds all around radio drama, and provide a qualification for those taking part.

Pattishall Park Events  - £5000

The grant will be used to provide a festival of live music and culture for all generations of a rural community