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Grants Available

Please see below a list of grants currently open for applications. Have a read through the requirements for each to find the fund that is the most suitable for your project idea.

If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact the grants team.

Please note:

We are very pleased to announce that our grant application platform is being updated. This new system aims to improve your experience of applying for grants by having features such as allowing revisiting applicants to pre-fill parts of the application form, such as details about your organisation, as well as be easy to access on your mobile phone, tablet or desktop.

To allow for the changes to be implemented and tested, we will be closing grant applications to the following funds from 23rd May to 16th June:

  • The Constance Travis Endowment Fund for Northamptonshire
  • Poverty Hurts Fund
  • KHL Big Local – Community Chest Fund
  • The Margaret Giffen Community Fund
  • The Compton Fund
  • Northampton Queen’s Institute Fund
  • Winwick Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
  • Yelvertoft Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
  • Burton Wold Community Wind Farm Fund

Therefore, we encourage any organisations which are in the process of completing online application forms to either download pdf copies of their draft applications, which you can then use to copy and paste into the new forms, or complete and submit application forms if able to.

We thank you for your patience during this time as we make improvements to our system and if you have any questions, please contact our Grants Team via

  • The Avon Fund for Women & Girls

     The Avon fund for Women and Girls is managed by Northamptonshire Community Foundation on behalf of Avon Cosmetics Ltd. In 2023 the Avon Fund for Women and Girls will have a focused commitment to funding up to three projects that address UN SDG 5: Gender Equality focusing particularly on address violence against women and girls (VAWG) and helping women and girls rebuild and recover their lives after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Deadline: 26/06/2023
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £3,000
    Project Type: General
  • New Albion Community Wind Farm Fund

    The New Albion Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund has been established on behalf of New Albion Wind Limited to provide grants to projects which benefit residents in the parishes of Rushton and Pipewell.

    The fund will support a range of charitable, educational, environmental and general community amenity projects to benefit residents in the local community around the wind farm site.

    Deadline: 02/06/2023
    Location: Rushton & Pipewell
    Grant Amount: £10,000
    Project Type: General
  • Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport (NFDS) Fund

    The Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport Fund is a bursary scheme designed to support the county’s sports clubs, groups and non-profit organisations.

    The fund will offer grants of up to £1,000 for sport activities catering for any disability, sensory impairment and/or mental health problem. 

    Deadline: 05/05/2023
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £1,000
    Project Type: Disability in sport
  • The Robert Horne Employee Fund

    The Horne Foundation in partnership with Northamptonshire Community Foundation have established The Robert Horne Employee Fund.  This fund aims to provide a level of support for any former employee of the Robert Horne Group who may be experiencing financial hardship and especially during the current challenging financial climate for local residents.

    Deadline: Rolling programme
    Location: UK & Commonwealth
    Grant Amount: £5,000
    Project Type: Individual
  • The High Sheriff's Initiative Fund

    The High Sheriff's Initiative encourages the development of projects which bring people closer to their communities to create a more cohesive society. It seeks to help communities and people within Northamptonshire realise their potential, creating stronger and safer communities and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. The programme will make awards of up to £3,000.

    Deadline: 30/06/2023
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £3,000