The winners at the 2019 Northamptonshire Community Foundation Awards

Northamptonshire Community Foundation awards celebrate people who make a difference

An inclusive film-making programme, a support group for vulnerable families and a group providing support for cancer sufferers – just a few of the winners at this year’s Northamptonshire Community Foundation Annual Awards.

The awards, which took place at the Royal & Derngate Theatre on Wednesday 6 November, once again threw a spotlight on the incredible work that dedicated volunteers and community groups do across the county.

The Best Newcomer Award  Kettering Community Unit''Kettering Community Unit aims to both relieve and prevent social and economic disadvantage. The group offers a discreet food bank model, supporting people in crisis whose health and wellbeing is significantly impacted through the inability to put food on the table.''Finalists: Golden Years, Roade Local History Society and The Family Folk
The Best Newcomer Award Kettering Community Unit''Kettering Community Unit aims to both relieve and prevent social and economic disadvantage. The group offers a discreet food bank model, supporting people in crisis whose health and wellbeing is significantly impacted through the inability to put food on the table.''Finalists: Golden Years, Roade Local History Society and The Family Folk
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The Trailblazer Award  Screen Northants Ltd.''Screen Northants Ltd. is an inclusive film-making group that aims to positively impact local society and change the Film Industry for the better by helping new voices and under-represented groups be heard. They work with disadvantaged young people aged 10-18 on professional film briefs to introduce them to the Creative Arts.''Finalists: Free 2 Talk CIC, Transition Town Northampton, Friends of West Glebe Park
The Trailblazer Award Screen Northants Ltd.''Screen Northants Ltd. is an inclusive film-making group that aims to positively impact local society and change the Film Industry for the better by helping new voices and under-represented groups be heard. They work with disadvantaged young people aged 10-18 on professional film briefs to introduce them to the Creative Arts.''Finalists: Free 2 Talk CIC, Transition Town Northampton, Friends of West Glebe Park
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The Brilliant Group Award  The Lewis Foundation''This group provides support for those both receiving cancer treatment and people who are in post-treatment. They visit hospitals across the county, providing a range of gift packs to patients including portable radios, craft sets and pamper packs. The group also runs free health and wellbeing events, aiming to support people without an added financial burden.''Finalists: The Eloquent Fold, Northamptonshire Carers, Kings Heath Over 50s Club
The Brilliant Group Award The Lewis Foundation''This group provides support for those both receiving cancer treatment and people who are in post-treatment. They visit hospitals across the county, providing a range of gift packs to patients including portable radios, craft sets and pamper packs. The group also runs free health and wellbeing events, aiming to support people without an added financial burden.''Finalists: The Eloquent Fold, Northamptonshire Carers, Kings Heath Over 50s Club
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The Edge Award  Eden Park Teenage Parents''This group provides support and accommodation to vulnerable families who would otherwise be homeless or separated from their children. The invaluable support they offer includes parenting skills, education, budgeting, benefit awareness, and tenancy obligations, with each client being provided with a dedicated support worker.''Finalists: Northamptonshire Search & Rescue, Northamptonshire Crimestoppers, Youth Works Northamptonshire
The Edge Award Eden Park Teenage Parents''This group provides support and accommodation to vulnerable families who would otherwise be homeless or separated from their children. The invaluable support they offer includes parenting skills, education, budgeting, benefit awareness, and tenancy obligations, with each client being provided with a dedicated support worker.''Finalists: Northamptonshire Search & Rescue, Northamptonshire Crimestoppers, Youth Works Northamptonshire
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