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On Sunday 16th August, a group of local road cyclists completed an epic 125-mile cycle challenge raising over £1300 for Action for Happiness in the county. Group leader, Northampton GP Dr David Smart, also used the challenge to celebrate 30 years as a GP at Leicester Terrace Healthcare Centre. Action for Happiness is a social […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation which is the lead grant making charity in the county has adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) into its charitable activity. The foundation which has given out over £1.4 million in grants since April wants to help promote the UN SDGs locally to show how local action contributes to […]

Any gardener will tell you that spending time outside in the fresh air, working with the soil and getting closer to nature is wonderful for wellbeing. This is part of the thinking behind C2C Grows, a new venture by Northamptonshire charity C2C Social Action, who have begun work to transform an overgrown allotment in Northampton […]

Some of the best known singer songwriters and music groups from across the county feature on One Voice, the new compilation album which has just been released. The One Voice collection brings together songs recorded during the coronavirus pandemic by 27 acts including Billy Lockett, Greg Coulson  and the Northampton Male Voice Choir. The project […]

Locally renowned social business Goodwill Solutions CIC have just been named as finalists in not just one but two Northamptonshire business awards. With a Queens Award for Promoting Opportunity in June already under their belt, this week Goodwill Solutions CIC received the great news that they have reached the finals of the SME Northamptonshire Business […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation has reported that its Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund has enabled 73,427 local residents to be supported during the first 100 days of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The funding has meant that in that time £572,697 has been awarded to 178 community projects across the county. This has included providing food […]

The programme forms part of the government’s Civil Society Strategy and comes as a result of a partnership between the Charity Commission, the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Office for Civil Society and UK Community Foundations (UKCF). It aims to transfer up to £20million from inactive or dormant trusts to 46 […]

Northampton Bikers, a group of local road cyclists, have carried out a variety of fund-raising challenges but none as mammoth as their 125-mile challenge. Dr David Smart, a Northampton GP, is a keen cyclist and has joined the group this year to complete the 125-mile cycle around Northamptonshire raising awareness of, and money for Action for Happiness in […]

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in Northamptonshire The National Lottery Community Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling […]

Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. Lee and Lorraine Lewis, from Northampton, are sending over 2,500 gifts a month to cancer patients in hospitals across the Midlands […]


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