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Northampton’s Remembrance Day 2020 commemoration will be virtual in light of Covid-19, but the public can still play an important role in commemorating our Armed Forces’ sacrifices from home. “Remember from Home” is Northampton Borough Council’s message to the town, which will host a packed programme of events that will be streamed live in the […]

On Saturday 10th October, local volunteers for the charity Action for Happiness will be holding a free online session aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of Northamptonshire residents. From 10:30 – 11:30am, local GP, Dr David Smart, NHS project manager, Suzy Dion and Founder of The Happy `Hood, Laura Graham, will be sharing ways in […]

Since April, Northamptonshire Community Foundation has awarded almost £1.8 million in grant awards on behalf of its donors to groups, organisations and community projects across the county. Example projects include those providing food aid, counselling services, medical supplies and health and wellbeing activities to particularly vulnerable individuals and families during the current public health crisis. […]

Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council and Northamptonshire Community Foundation are coming together to help promote good practice in the local charitable sector to help tackle inequality. Both leading Northamptonshire charities will devise a series of conversations and training across 2021. This will include helping groups to adopt policy commitments to equity and creating environments where […]

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 […]