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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 […]

Students returning to Northampton College this September will face daily temperature checks, strict social distancing guidelines and a raft of ‘best in class’ safety measures introduced to combat the threat of COVID-19. Work is now going on behind the scenes at the college’s three campuses, in Booth Lane, Lower Mounts and Daventry, to ensure they […]

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 […]

The new Mayor of Northampton has praised the owners of an award-winning Northampton restaurant for the “incredible” work they have done to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cllr Brian Sargeant visited Saffron restaurant in Castilian Street as part of his first mayoral engagement since taking over in the position – the fifth member […]

Widespread public consultation is today launching across Northamptonshire with residents and businesses on future opening hours for the main customer services for the new West and North councils when they go live on 1 April next year.  The consultation closes on 23rd August. The proposals focus on bringing current opening hours, whether by telephone or […]

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 […]

Latest government figures published this week (22 July) show that the coronavirus infection rate in the borough of Northampton remains above the national rate (455.6 per 100,000) and regional average at 535.2 per 100,000. The rate of infection is increasing and the amount of positive tests are also increasing within the borough. This increase in […]


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