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Youth charity The Lowdown are still working to provide emotional support to young people and their families and are working hard to keep services running as smoothly as possible. Enquiries, as always, can be sent to [email protected] to be managed remotely by admin staff, or you can call them weekdays 9-6 on 01604634385. Self-Referrals will […]

Volunteers at the Northampton Hope Centre are continuing to support the needs of those who are living in poverty and on the streets of Northampton during this crisis. From Sunday 30th March, all of Northampton’s homeless community had been offered hotel accommodation which was secured in partnership with Northampton Borough Council. They are now working […]

In a time of uncertainty, with businesses forced to close or adapt to the current lockdown and quarantining measures, the government has released a range of schemes that should help all businesses, large or small, to get back on their feet by the end of it. There are a number of schemes available, and these […]

Age UK Northamptonshire has adapted their services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the most vulnerable across Northamptonshire but is still in need of support from the community to keep older people safe and well. An appeal for donations of essential supplies has been launched with the collection point located at the Venton Centre, York Road, Northampton, NN1 5QG.   The locally registered and […]

UPDATE 30/03/20: Charities and community groups supporting vulnerable people across the county can now apply for funding grants of up to £3000. For more information and how to apply, click here, or listen below. Over the last 19 years, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has played a crucial role in supporting the local community and the outbreak […]

Charities are facing massive losses as fundraising income dries up in lieu of the Covid-19 outbreak. Across the country, charities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, and have warned that without an urgent injection of money many charities of all sizes would be forced to […]

Northamptonshire’s Chef of the Year is doing his bit to help those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic by offering an exclusive doorstep delivery service. Danny Tompkins, who won the accolade at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards, is ensuring anyone looking for a high-quality meal doesn’t have to miss out because of the […]

The University of Northampton is joining up with other local organisations in order change the way we recycle as part of a nationwide campaign. They are aiming to reduce the amount of disposable plastic and paper cups in the town through the use of specialised bins, which allow you to separate the paper, plastic, and […]

Arts Council England has granted Northampton £20,000 in order to build on the cultural offerings in the county, helped by the creation of a “Cultural Board”. This Cultural Board will help to enhance the vibrant scene in Northamptonshire, and help to embed it into the county’s DNA. With other changes and developments in Northampton, such […]

Northampton Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and youth charity, The Lowdown, is launchign an incentive scheme for under 25s to get themselves tested for STIs. STI numbers are climbing at an alarming rate and nearly half of all new cases are found in people under 25. Gonorrhea cases up by a massive 249%, and someone is diagnosed […]