Borough council hands out Â£550,000 to 29 good causes across Northampton
Charties, community groups and good causes in Northampton have been given grants of Â£550,000 by Northampton Borough Council.
The council has awarded partnership funding to 29 organisations to support them with their work to support people across the borough.
Over recent years the council has made millions of pounds available to non-profit organisations and groups that offer practical support, advice and guidance to people in Northampton.
Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement, said: “There are many excellent groups throughout the borough who work hard to support local communities and people in need.
“With so many excellent groups working hard we are always faced with difficult decisions when making funding decisions but we are pleased to be able to support 29 different local organisations this year – four more than last year.
“We know that the grants allocated will help organisations to make a difference to the lives of many people across the town.”
The organisations awarded grants from Northampton Borough Council are:
Age UK - £50,000
Association of Northamptonshire Supplementary Schools - £15,000
Beanstalk - £9,000
Blackthorn Community Centre - £6,100
C2C Social Action - £5,000
Community Spaces Northampton - £20,000
Doddridge - £10,700
Door to Door - £35,000
Dostiyo - £6,000
Family Support Link - £10,000
Groundworks - £7,250
Hope Centre - £25,000
Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation - £5,000
Kids Aid - £5,100
Lowdown - £18,800
Manna House - £10,000
Men in Sheds - £5,000
Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council - £24,000
Pearls of Peace - £5,000
Relate - £10,000
School & Street Pastors - £9,000
Shopmobility - £8,000
Spencer Contact - £13,600
The Good Loaf - £11,800
Tools for Self Reliance - £10,000
Unity Leisure - £12,650
Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire - £10,000
Women’s Aid - £25,000
A further £150,000 has been allocated towards information and advice services through a grant to the Citizens Advice Bureau and Community Law Service, bringing the full total to £550,000.