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  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation working with Anchor Butter to fund vital food projects across the county

    Published 22/02/24

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation is one of three members of the UK Community Foundations network, working with Anchor Butter in 2024 to distribute funding through the Anchor Community Connection Fund. 

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  • January Community Heroes

    Published 31/01/24

    Each month, we're celebrating Community Heroes across Northamptonshire. These organisations are working tirelessly to improve the lives of our county's most vulnerable residents, and we're very proud to support them.

    To read more about each Hero, take a look at our Community Hero of the Week column in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, published every Thursday. 

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  • Local community foundation sets out to provide more grant awards and support to vulnerable communities and support local good in 2024

    Published 15/01/24

    The county’s leading independent grant-making charity has started the year with news of new funds, new challenges, over £1.8 million already awarded to groups across Northamptonshire since April 2023, and being on target to award at least £2.5 million by April this year in grants to small, local charities, volunteer-led organisations and community groups. 

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  • Local charities become award winners at Northamptonshire Community Foundation Annual Awards

    Published 06/12/23

    Six local charities and community groups and two individuals won awards for their commitment to their local communities at Northamptonshire Community Foundation's Annual Awards event, held at the Royal Theatre in Northampton on Wednesday 29th November.

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  • Local charity starts winter appeal to keep elderly neighbours fed, warm and well

    Published 23/11/23

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation has launched their Warm this Winter appeal, to tackle fuel poverty amongst the county’s older and vulnerable residents. 

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  • A group of people on stage with their arms in the air, celebrating the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Annual Awards 2022

    More than 40 groups and individuals to be celebrated at annual awards event hosted by local community foundation

    Published 09/11/23

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Annual Awards event celebrates the charities, community groups and unsung heroes who are dedicated to bettering the lives of residents across the county.

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  • Over £1 million in grants awarded to Northamptonshire’s most vulnerable communities during the last six months

    Published 23/10/23

    Photo: the launch of Basketball Northants Carry a Basketball not a Blade campaign, funded by Northamptonshire Community Foundation

    Since 1 April 2023, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has awarded over £1 million in grants to local charities and community organisations across the county. 

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  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation highlights urgent need across the county in latest Hidden Needs Report ​​​​​​​

    Published 03/10/23

    In partnership with the University of Northampton’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has published the second Northamptonshire Hidden Needs Report.

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  • His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant presents local heroes with Rose of Northamptonshire Awards

    Published 31/08/23

    Last week volunteers from local charities The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation and The Lewis Foundation received Rose of Northamptonshire Awards, for their tireless work and dedication to their local communities. In total, 57 presentations to local unsung heroes will be taking place throughout August and September.  

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  • Local groups tackling youth violence awarded funding from Northamptonshire High Sheriff's Initiative Fund

    Published 16/08/23

    The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire has awarded £10,500 to four local groups, through the Northamptonshire High Sheriff’s Initiative Fund. 

    The fund is administered by Northamptonshire Community Foundation and has awarded grants to four local community organisations, funding projects set up to bring people across the county closer to their communities. The funding programme awards grants of up to £3,000 to groups doing work to tackle serious youth violence, creating stronger and safer communities and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.  

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  • Where it all began: the origins of community foundations

    Published 01/08/23

    We have come a long way since our humble beginnings. The first community foundation originated in 1914. It was the brainchild of Cleveland, Ohio lawyer, Frederick Harris Goff, who was concerned about philanthropic gifts which had outlived their original purposes. His idea was to develop charitable endowments that would be flexible enough to respond to changing community needs.

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  • National Emergency Preparedness with the National Emergencies Trust

    Published 28/07/23

    The National Emergencies Trust launched in 2019 as a single, trusted place to donate in the event of a national emergency. Within four hours of a disaster, the Trust will mobilise an emergency fundraising appeal and start working with local funding partners, like community foundations, to distribute funds quickly and fairly, to those most in need.  

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