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High Sheriff's Initiative Fund

The High Sheriff 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 £5000.

This year the Northamptonshire High Sheriff’s Initiative Fund's focus will be on tackling serious youth violence and your project proposal must cover one of the following themes:

Preventative: Projects working with vulnerable families and communities to reduce childhood adversity

Early intervention: Projects working with at risk or excluded children and young people

Intervention: Projects working with young people at risk of offending or re-offending in relation to violent crime

The Fund is open to new and existing projects, as well as projects which are led by young people. 

Northamptonshire Community Foundation will receive expressions of interest for 2022 during June of this year. If your expression of interest is shortlisted your organisation will be asked to be involved in a project visit at the end of July and funding decisions announced at the start of August.

The Programme will open for expressions of interest on Wednesday 1 June and close at Midday on Friday 10 June. Please complete an expression of interest form, which you can access here, and email it to: alex@ncf.uk.com

For recent examples of projects previously funded please visit our grants awarded page: http://www.ncf.uk.com/grants-awarded

Please click here to view our Diversity Statement applicable to our grant awards.

Our funds and programmes are working towards the 9 UNSDGs we have adopted into our charitable activities. For more information please click here

  • 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: 24/06/2024 at 5pm
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £3,000
  • Rose of Northamptonshire Awards nomination criteria

  • The Big Help Out 2024

  • The Horner Foundation

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation is pleased to help promote the launch of The Horner Foundation Awards for the towns of Corby and Kettering, Northamptonshire, 2024-26. 

    Deadline: 06/05/2024
    Location: Corby & Kettering
    Grant Amount: £40,000
    Project Type: Health & Wellbeing
  • Rural Community Needs Fund

    The aim of this fund is to address urgent needs to support rural communities address issues such as access to community transport, fuel poverty, refurbishment of community building and equipment, access to wellbeing and health services, activities and education services for young people and support for older people.

    Deadline: 05/04/2024
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £10,000
    Project Type: Rural needs
  • Anchor Community Connection Fund

    The Anchor Community Connection Fund has been established to support local organisations, causes or programmes which bring people together to share food and strengthen community connections.

    Deadline: Rolling programme
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £3,000
    Project Type: Connecting communities
  • Warm this Winter Fund

    The Warm this Winter Fund will offer individual grants of up to £2,000 for Northamptonshire-based projects that focus on protecting and helping older people who are vulnerable during the winter months.

    Deadline: 29/02/2024
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £2000
    Project Type: Wellbeing
  • Cecil Pettit Legacy Fund

    Cecil Pettit was one of the founding members of Ability Northants, a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of people living with disabilities.

    Following his passing in 2000, a legacy fund was established to carry on Cecil Pettit's good work. This fund is managed and facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation, with the aim to fund projects supporting people living with disabilities.

    Deadline: 19/02/2024
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £4,000
    Project Type: Health & Wellbeing
  • The Compton Fund

    The Compton Fund wish to support arts, culture and heritage projects across Northamptonshire. The fund will offer awards between £500 and £5000.

    Projects will be considered across a range of arts, culture and heritage based projects.

    Deadline: 01/03/2024
    Location: ​​​​​​​Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £500 - £5,000
    Project Type: Arts, Culture & Heritage
  • Friends of the Foundation Fund

    Friends of the Foundation was launched in May 2010 and its aim is to bring like-minded businesses and individuals together into a ‘circle of giving’. Each member of the initiative donates a regular amount each year and part of this donation was used to launch the Friends of the Foundation Fund.

    Deadline: 06/11/2023
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £5,000
    Project Type: General
  • St. Giles Charitable Trust Fund

    St Giles Charitable Trust is working towards United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty.

    We are calling on projects to apply to the St Giles Charitable Trust for up to £5000 for targeted activity addressing poverty in Northampton.

    Deadline: 30/10/2023
    Location: Northampton
    Grant Amount: £5000
    Project Type: No Poverty
  • Constance Travis Community Endowment Fund ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation is delighted to launch the Constance Travis Community Endowment Fund, awarding grants from £3,500 to £10,000. This fund aims to support direct services provided by the voluntary and community sector.

    Deadline: 04/08/2023
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £10,000
    Project Type: General
  • Poverty Hurts Fund

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation has launched the Poverty Hurts Fund to help tackle increasing poverty and the impact of the current cost of living crisis for some of our most vulnerable local residents and those already experiencing financial distress. It aims to ensure that people who have been impacted by poverty can access support from local organisations. 

    Deadline: Rolling programme
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £3,000
    Project Type: Poverty
  • Margaret Giffen Community Fund

    The Margaret Giffen Community Fund supports projects up to £3000 tackling disadvantage and poverty across Corby, Kettering and North Northamptonshire.

    Deadline: TBC
    Location: Corby, Kettering & North Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £3,000
    Project Type: Poverty
  • High Sheriff's Initiative Fund

    The High Sheriff 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.

    Deadline: 10/06/2022
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £5,000
    Project Type: General
  • Northamptonshire Creative Climate Action Fund

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation is delighted to launch the Northamptonshire Creative Climate Action Fund funding programme to provide a large and impactful grant award of up to £50,000 for up to three local projects for activity to support creative projects that build awareness around climate change and encourage people to make behavioural changes to protect the environment in Northamptonshire.

    Deadline: 20/03/2023
    Location: ​​​​​​​Northamptonshire
    Grant Amount: £50,000
    Project Type: Arts, Culture & Heritage