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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. […]

Northampton Town Women winning streak was halted at the weekend in a 1-0 FA cup upset to St Ives Ladies. A match up between two strong teams which saw Bianca Luttman sent off for Northampton, it was an unfortunate defeat which could of gone either way. Northampton attacked the St Ives goalkeeper throughout the first […]

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 […]

A cold Tuesday night at Compton park saw Cogenhoe host Rothwell in the United counties league. Rothwell started the better team testing Cogenhoe keeper Bradley Lashley number of times in the opening twenty minutes of the game. The high press of Rothwell was causing problems for the home side allowing free kicks and corners coming […]

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 […]

The University of Northampton is increasing its support for businesses and organisations to help them survive and thrive beyond the pandemic. Organisations in Northamptonshire can now apply for a grant worth up to £5,000 to develop their business. This is on top of the existing support which the University currently provides in the form of […]

Engineering firms can futureproof the business, upskill the workforce and save money – all thanks to the University of Northampton. The newly launched Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, which is run by the University’s team of industry experts, sees the Government cover the costs of training an apprentice, via its Apprenticeship Levy. Benefits for the employer […]

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 […]

A popular family-run farm shop has vowed to help small Northamptonshire businesses which were severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Smiths Farm Shop has announced its ‘Recovery from COVID’ initiative for local people involved in the food and drink industry. The idea is to give local producers the opportunity to stock their goods on the […]

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 […]


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