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North Northamptonshire Funding Day 2019

Published Friday, 20 September 2019

Are you a community group who requires funding for a project, new activities and play equipment, building repairs or more?

The North Northamptonshire Funding Day 2019 will take place at the Kettering Borough Council offices on Thursday 17th October, from 10am – 3pm.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for community groups across North Northamptonshire to network with local and national funders who can help contribute towards their projects.

The funders who will be present on the day include: The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Northamptonshire Community Foundation, The Mick George Community Fund, Tesco Bags of Help, The Central England Co-op Community Dividend Fund, Northamptonshire ACRE, Charity Bank, SEMLEP Community Grants, OPFCC Northamptonshire Community Grants, Augean Community Grants, Grand Union Housing Community Grants, Greatwell Homes Community Grants, Orbit Community Grants, Nenescape Community Grants, Sport England, Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust, Northamptonshire Sport and more!

A selection of these funders will also be providing valuable information on how best to apply for grants, along with special hints and tips through a series of presentations. Please Note you must book to reserve your seat for presentations in advance.

The presentation schedule:
10.00am – 10.30am: Northamptonshire Community Foundation.
10.45am – 11.15am: Mick George Community Fund.
11.30am – 12.00pm: National Lottery Heritage Fund.
12.15pm – 12.45pm: National Lottery Community Fund.
13.00pm – 13.30pm: Hints & Tips for writing a successful funding application.

This event is in partnership with Kettering Voluntary Network, East Northamptonshire Council, Corby Borough Council, Borough Council of Wellingborough, Nene Valley Community Action, Corby Voluntary & Community Services and Groundwork Northamptonshire.

For further information, please call Kettering Borough Council on 01536 410333 or email

Councillor Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said: “This event is essential for any community group who need advice and to get a better understanding of what funding streams are available to them. We are proud to be hosting this Funding Day and working with the councils and organisations across North Northamptonshire.”

Sean Silver, Voluntary Sector Development Worker at Kettering Voluntary Network, said: “This free funding day is for all groups, large or small, in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough & East Northants. It is the chance to find out and discuss a wide range of funding opportunities and support that can make a difference to community groups and projects.”

Councillor Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “East Northamptonshire Council has hosted a number of funding events for local businesses and community groups in the past, we look forward to working with our neighbouring authorities to deliver the North Northamptonshire Funding Day. We encourage as many people to come along as possible and discover the potential funding available to them.”

Councillor Martin Griffiths, Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, said: “We are delighted to be working with our neighbouring councils to provide voluntary and community groups the opportunity to find out more about the funding opportunities available to them. We all have a shared vision to serve our communities and this will help us to continue to achieve this.”