Borough council hands out £550,000 to 29 good causes across Northampton

Charties, community groups and good causes in Northampton have been given grants of £550,000 by Northampton Borough Council.

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 12:49 pm
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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.

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“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

Homestart- £18,000

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.