Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is the leading independent grant-making charity in the County, working with a range of fund holders and donors to ensure projects make a sustainable impact on local need.

As one of 46 Community Foundations across the UK, the Foundation delivers a variety of funding to the local voluntary and community sector, awarding grants of over £1million annually. Northamptonshire Community Foundation is dedicated to funding community-based action which improves the lives of Northamptonshire’s most disadvantaged people and communities. Child poverty, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence and social isolation are just some of the issues the Foundation strives to tackle each year.

One of these grants is the High Sheriff’s Initiative Fund, which encourages the development of projects that bring people closer to their communities to create a more cohesive society. The fund seeks to help communities and people within Northamptonshire to realise their potential, create stronger and safer communities and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

This year, the fund will focus on tackling serious youth violence, covering one of the following themes:

  • Preventative – Projects working with vulnerable families and communities to reduce childhood adversity.
  • Early Intervention – Projects working with at risk or excluded children and young people.
  • Intervention – Projects working with young people at risk of offending or re-offending in relation to violent crime.

To learn more about the Northamptonshire High Sheriff’s Initiative Fund, please visit

The Foundation’s role as a community leader means they undertake research, build community resource, broker partnerships, promote strategic relationships and rise to the challenge in difficult circumstances when leadership is required.

To learn more about the work of Northamptonshire Community Foundation and its role in the community, visit their website.

Victoria Miles DL

Chief Executive

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