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Northamptonshire Community Foundation is working in partnership with Dallington-based telecommunications company Guru Technology to reduce digital exclusion in children and families during lockdown through the new Tech4Kids initiative. The Foundation is the leading grant-making charity in the county, who last year delivered over £2 million in funding to support local communities across Northamptonshire. They have […]

Six weeks after opening, Affinity Day Care C.I.C., Northampton’s newest day care service for older people, has over 50 places filled each week and is described as “everything” by its clients.  The service, based at St. Luke’s Community Centre in Duston, offers care, friendship and fun for older people, Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:30. Predominantly […]

The nomination period for the 2021 Inspirational Woman Awards is now open.  Northampton Borough Council’s Women’s Forum is now calling upon local residents, businesses, schools and community groups to get their thinking caps on and start nominating women in their lives who inspire them. This year, residents can nominate for two categories the Inspirational Woman through employment or the […]

Northamptonshire Police are pleading with people to turn their knives in this week. The Neighborhood Policing Team are holding two Knife Amnesties this Wednesday. Hoping to reduce the number of weapons carried around in the streets. The aim is for people to surrender their weapons, without facing a criminal conviction. The two knife drop offs […]

Beyond Recovery CIC have worked with prisoners on their journey towards release since 2014 using their Three Principles model to improve mental health and bring behavioural change to many returning citizens. However the reality of the in-prison Covid lockdown with prisoners kept in their cells for up to 23 hours a day presented a huge […]

Northampton Borough Council has been working in partnership with Free 2 Talk CIC and McDonald’s to open a new youth safe zone in the town centre tailored support to young people.   The youth safe zone will be operated from the McDonald’s restaurant on the Drapery and will see the Free 2 Talk youth workers […]

Towcester Therapy allotment is appealing for help to find new premises. Life at No. 27 helps people with mental health issues even during the 2nd lockdown. Life at No. 27’s aim is to help people with mental health and helping them gain practical skills along the way. With the peaceful process of digging, planting, and […]

The chance to recognise University of Northampton-backed initiatives that have helped people or the environment has arrived, as the annual Changemaker Award nominations have opened. The nominations are open until Monday 22 February 2021, can be submitted online and cover the following categories: Student Changemaker of the Year Staff Changemaker of the Year Research Changemaker of the […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the number one place-based grant making charity in the county has hit a record milestone of awarding £2 million in grants in less than a year. The foundation’s previous grant making record of awards in a year has been £1.3 million. The surge in grant making is due to a Coronavirus Response […]

VIN is now working with the Lottery Community Fund and Northamptonshire Community Foundation to deliver Good Neighbour Schemes in Northampton. What is a Good Neighbours Scheme? Good Neighbour Schemes are a way of local people coming together as volunteers and helping others in their community. A community could be a street, an area or a […]