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The Northampton Queen's Institute Relief Fund

Deadline: 02/08/2024
Location: Northampton
Grant Amount: £5,000
Project Type: Health & Wellbeing

The Northampton Queens Institute Fund will offer one-off grants up to £5000 for projects based in Northampton that are all about improving health and wellbeing.

You may wish to review the Foundation's Hidden Needs Report for information on priority needs in the area.


Applications are welcomed for projects that achieve the following:

  • Supporting individuals to live with or manage a health condition
  • Greater numbers of people will have healthy lifestyles and have improved life chances
  • More people, especially those with a learning disability or mental health condition, will have the skills, training and education to enable employability
  • Greater numbers of people will be involved within the community as active citizens and volunteers

Examples of the types of eligible project activities include the following:

  • Support and advocacy groups for people living with a health condition
  • Community projects that promote emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Activities that reduce isolation or that provide social activity for vulnerable people to prevent loneliness
  • Activities that provide help for people that need support to live in their own homes
  • Activities that use arts, creativity, physical exercise and sport to support health and wellbeing

Is my group eligible?

  • Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group. Please note that as a general exclusion we do not fund social enterprises with persons with significant control (PSC).
  • You must be based in Northampton
  • You must have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee
  • You must have a set of written rules or constitution that your group adheres to, that contains a dissolution clause. We can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group
  • You must have safeguarding policies in place if relevant to your work and all groups must have and equalities policy in place

The programme will not fund the following:

  • Capital projects, e.g. renovation or building work
  • Profit making organisations or businesses
  • Activities of a political nature
  • Activities which exclusively support or promote religion or religious behaviour

Upcoming closing dates:?

  • Friday 2nd August 2024 - applications will be reviewed at a grants panel at the end of September

Go to grant deadlines for all upcoming closing dates.

Click here to apply: Northampton Queen's Institute Fund application form.

Please wait for at least 15 minutes & check your junk mail for the email containing the link.

Please read the guidance notes and download the reference form and supporting documents checklist at the bottom of the page before applying.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation can provide advice and guidance during the application process as well as viewing draft applications prior to submission. Call the grants team on 01604 230033 for more information.

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

Our funds and programmes are working towards the 10 UNSDGs we have adopted into our charitable activities. For more information please click here

Project Type: Health & Wellbeing

Grant Location:  Northampton

Grant Amount: Up to £5,000