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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 […]

Café Track has been shortlisted for the Community Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2020. A record breaking 64,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 126 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. Community organisations and role models […]

Northamptonshire Community Foundation, working in partnership with Heart of Bucks Community Foundation has just awarded £112,500 to community projects across South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale District Council areas, to help children, young people and adults be inspired to stay active and improve health and wellbeing. This is the second and final year of the London […]

A Northamptonshire events expert is launching the county’s first Business Online Showcase and has chosen to fundraise for Age UK Northamptonshire, who supported her family when they needed it most.   The exhibition-style networking event is set to take place this Wednesday, 29 July with two sessions: 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00. A £5 entrance fee will apply for participants, all of which is being generously donated to Age UK Northamptonshire.   Kerry Bate, who runs Polka Dot Events, has a […]

Three of Age UK Northamptonshire’s eight charity shops will reopen on Monday 6th July following Government guidance on the easing of lockdown. After careful consideration, the charity has taken the decision to open three of the larger charity shops, where social distancing measures can be implemented safely. Two Northampton shops; 14 Alexandra Terrace, Kingsthorpe and […]

Chefs at an award-winning Northampton restaurant have come up with a special blend of herbs and spices to create the perfect dish for Cobblers fans ahead of Northampton Town’s appearance at Wembley on Monday. The team at Saffron, in Castilian Street, have created the Cobbler Curry in honour of Keith Curle’s promotion-hunting side and the […]

Following the government announcement that libraries are able to re-open to the public in early July, Northamptonshire Libraries will be introducing a phased reopening to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. From Monday, 6 July, seven of the county’s libraries will reopen to ensure accessibility for the maximum number of customers. The libraries […]