Community grants available to help transform lives across North Northants in 2023

£545,000 grant funding on offer to organisations offering cost-of-living support

North Northamptonshire Council is offering nine grants to local councils and voluntary organisations currently supporting with the cost-of-living.

The grants, which are an allocation of the Government’s Household Support Fund, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, can be applied for by organisations, or groups of organisations.

Applications will need to demonstrate that the funding will be used to support low-income and vulnerable households across both town and rural communities in North Northamptonshire.

Town and Parish Councils, charities, community and voluntary groups, clubs and non-profit organisations are invited to apply. They are also encouraged to come together to bid.

Councillor Helen Harrison, Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing, said:

If you are an organisation working to help others during the cost-of-living crisis then we are urging you to come forward and apply.

“We are encouraging collaborative working of provider organisations in making applications to help us make best use of the money, and to ensure North Northamptonshire residents in both town and rural communities benefit as much as possible. “

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, said:

“We are extremely proud of the continuing work of our local councils and the voluntary sector in North Northamptonshire.  These groups are invaluable in making sure that people who require it, receive timely financial and compassionate support.

“These grants prioritise those people who are being impacted the most by the cost-of-living crisis and our local councils and voluntary sector organisations have a deep understanding of where that help is needed most.”

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Successful applications will be awarded grant funding on receipt of a signed agreement and must be spent by 31 December 2024.

The Grants Funding Panel and Oversight Board will be responsible for assessing and awarding the grants. The Panel will be responsible for the assessing and recommendations which will be put forward to the Oversight Board.   The Oversight Board will then make the final awarding decision. A decision will be provided within two months of the closing date.