An anonymous donor has given £20,000 to the fight against poverty in Northamptonshire, it has been revealed.
The money, which was given to Northamptonshire Community Foundation, will be split between our Fair Deal for Kids Campaign and the Northamptonshire Poverty Network.
Earlier this year, the foundation offered to set up a fund for our child poverty campaign to help specific projects in the area.
The foundation aims to raise a pot of money that will support the work of both groups to tackle food and child poverty on our doorsteps.
Victoria Miles, chief executive of the foundation, said “‘Northamptonshire Community Foundation is delighted on behalf of the donor to help tackle serious poverty on our doorstep.
“This will go some way to having a real impact on people’s lives who are in need of a helping hand,” she added.
Editor, David Summers, said: “This is an incredibly generous donation and we are very grateful. We have had a great response to the awareness we have been giving to poverty issues in the town and this money will really make a difference.”
Food banks and support services across the county are part of the Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network which is supported by Northamptonshire Community Foundation. Corby Food Bank, Daventry Vineyard Church, The Daylight Centre, East Northamptonshire Food Bank and Northampton Food Bank each received £2,000 and these funds will boost the core activities and support provided by each organisation including food parcels, volunteer capacity, and training and advice to address food waste locally and raise awareness on how local communities and food industries can reduce waste in partnership with other agencies.
As part of its core activities, Northamptonshire Community Foundation takes a Community Leadership role in addressing the needs and concerns that impact Northamptonshire.