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(Above) Northamptonshire Powerchair Football Club


Welcome Dear All, Welcome to the Foundation’s first ever Impact Report. We are delighted to share with you insights and highlights into the value and demonstrated difference that donations and grants are making to our county and local communities within. Since 2011 Northamptonshire Community Foundation has been directly involved in developing and piloting an impact assessment tool on behalf of UKCF, the national network of Community Foundations. The results of 3 years development work is a framework for providing compelling evidence of the impact of donor investment in community grant making. From taking a ‘bottom up’ approach we have also been able to create an impact tool that better enables small and grassroots community groups and charities to build their monitoring and evaluation skills. We are very excited to announce that we have now formed an Impact Committee which will meet and enable the Foundation to reflect on the performance of grant making delivery to educate, celebrate achievements and identify challenges. We are now able to provide impact case studies across individual awards and donor programmes. The themes, outcomes and indicators of the framework enable the staff team to capture the kind of change that groups are achieving and make us better able to track transformation and communicate this to current and potential donors and the wider community. From this year Northamptonshire Community Foundation will also be working in partnership with Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire to better support the groundwork for voluntary and community activity to thrive in local communities. This will create opportunities for new groups and projects to help provide local solutions to the issues that affect our communities. Whether you are an individual, company, charitable trust or statutory organisation Northamptonshire Community Foundation can help you make a lasting impact on an issue you feel passionate about. Thank you. From the Staff and Trustees of the Foundation

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Introduction Welcome to Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Impact Review 2013/14. The information contained in this booklet paints a picture of the difference grant awards have made to local people and communities on behalf of a range of donors. The information is based on completed end of grant reports from funded groups and charities. The impact measurement tool that we use enables the Foundation to capture and to demonstrate the value of the broad range of awards given out. It covers six key themes of which are measured by a set of outcomes and indicators – Communities, Health and Wellbeing, Tackling Disadvantage and Exclusion, Environment, Education and Skills and Arts, Culture and Heritage. Based on projects completed in 2013/14 submitted to the Foundation by the end of the recent financial year we have supported 134,976 people at an average cost of £3.80 per beneficiary.

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Based on projects completed in 2013 submitted to the Foundation by the end of the recent financial year we have supported 134,976 people at an average cost of ÂŁ3.80 per beneficiary.

(Above) Attendees at the Back to Books Community Arts Project. One of the many groups funded through Northamptonshire Community Foundation

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Reaching the most deprived areas of Northamptonshire Out of 134,976 beneficiaries for completed projects 39,167 were in the top 20% of most deprived areas. This represents projects doing targeted work in specific ward areas of Northamptonshire. Please note that funded groups working across several wards may also benefit people across the top 20% of most deprived areas. The data captured in the table below refers specifically to targeted activity. We are able to provide tailored donor reports across funding programmes that capture case studies showing the impact of groups providing activity in the most deprived areas of Northamptonshire.

GIVING IMPACT BASED ON AVERAGE INDICES OF MULTIPLE DEPRIVATION RANKING PER OUTCOME BASED ON AVERAGE INDICES OF MULTIPLE DEPRIVATION PER OUTCOME. KEY TOP 5% MOST DEPRIVED AREAS TOP 10% MOST DEPRIVED AREAS TOP 20% MOST DEPRIVED AREAS

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (COUNTYWIDE PROJECTS)

WELLINGBOROUGH

SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

NORTHAMPTON

KETTERING

EAST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

DAVENTRY

CORBY

OUTCOMES IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION REDUCE CRIME AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR STRENGTHEN ORGANISATIONS AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROMOTE SAFER COMMUNITIES IMPROVE ACCESS TO VOLUNTEERING INCREASE ACCESS TO SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES REDUCE SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND ADDICTIONS IMPROVE HEALTH (PHYSICAL/MENTAL/EMOTIONAL) IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER IMPROVE ECONOMIC WELLBEING SUPPORT VULNERABLE PEOPLE PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY REDUCE ISOLATION IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC SPACE REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT INCREASE BIODIVERSITY INCREASE QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS INCREASE ENTERPRISE INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN LIFELONG LEARNING INCREASE EMPLOYABILITY PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY PRESERVE LOCAL HERITAGE INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC TO ENGAGE WITH CULTURE AND HERITAGE

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Our Impact Challenges The gaps identified across outcomes and themes represent the areas where the Foundation will work towards increasing donor investment across the next twelve months. The table opposite outlines the key outcomes across the six themes and whether funded activity across each outcome took place in geographical areas. This informs the impact challenges for the following year which foundation staff will address through a range of approaches. The Foundation Impact Committee will also review the Foundation’s progress every six months. Geography

Education and Skills

Communities

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Increase funding opportunities for groups in Wellingborough, Kettering and South Northamptonshire

Work to increase the number of funded projects tackling crime and promoting safer communities

Health and Wellbeing

Work to increase the number of funded projects addressing substance misuse and addictions

Tackling Disadvantage and Exclusion

Work to increase the number of funded projects promoting Human Rights and Equality

Environment

Work to increase the number of funded projects supported people to reduce their carbon footprint and projects promoting biodiversity

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Work to increase the number of funded projects that increase enterprise and employability

Work to increase the number of funded projects preserving local heritage OPPOSITE: GIVING IMPACT ACROSS NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BASED ON COMPLETED PROJECTS IN 2013/14 THIS TABLE OUTLINES THE KEY OUTCOMES ACROSS THE SIX THEMES AND WHETHER FUNDED ACTIVITY ACROSS EACH OUTCOME TOOK PLACE IN GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS KEY FOR THEMED AREAS OF IMPACT COMMUNITIES HEALTH AND WELLBEING TACKLING DISADVANTAGE AND EXCLUSION ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION AND SKILLS ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE


NORTHAMPTONSHIRE (COUNTYWIDE PROJECTS)

WELLINGBOROUGH

SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

NORTHAMPTON

KETTERING

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OUTCOMES IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION REDUCE CRIME AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR STRENGTHEN ORGANISATIONS AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROMOTE SAFER COMMUNITIES IMPROVE ACCESS TO VOLUNTEERING INCREASE ACCESS TO SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES REDUCE SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND ADDICTIONS IMPROVE HEALTH (PHYSICAL/MENTAL/EMOTIONAL) IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER IMPROVE ECONOMIC WELLBEING SUPPORT VULNERABLE PEOPLE PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY REDUCE ISOLATION IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC SPACE REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT INCREASE BIODIVERSITY INCREASE QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS INCREASE ENTERPRISE INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN LIFELONG LEARNING INCREASE EMPLOYABILITY PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY PRESERVE LOCAL HERITAGE INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC TO ENGAGE WITH CULTURE AND HERITAGE

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Our Impact Achievements We helped helped people vulnerable people We get back to work and families Northampton Food Bank is a charity set up to met the needs of people who find themselves in crisis situations without food. The Group ran a Christmas in a box campaign for families living in food poverty over the festive period. The Northampton Food Bank has run the Christmas in a Box scheme since its inception in 2009. Knowing that Christmas can be a difficult time of year, financially and emotionally, their motivation is to ease the burden on those in the community who are struggling. The group used connection with social care agencies and families and individuals were nominated to receive a Christmas box. 248 boxes were given out, 57 went to individuals and 191 went to families. Of the 191 families there were a total number of 356 children supported as a result.

WE HELPED

PEOPLE ATTENDING REGULAR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES WHO WERE IDENTIFIED AS ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE

CHRISTMAS FOOD BOXES WERE GIVEN OUT TO THOSE IN NEED

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‘Using our connection with social care agencies, families and individuals were nominated to receive a Christmas box. 248 boxes were given out, 57 went to individuals and 191 went to families.’ Northampton Food Bank

WE REDUCED SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR

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PEOPLE AND GOT THEM CONNECTED TO COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND NETWORKS

PEOPLE ACCESS SUPPORT SERVICES

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PEOPLE SUPPORTED TO ACHIEVE INDEPENDENT LIVING AND

PEOPLE ACHIEVING INDEPENDENT LIVING (From left to right) Kyle James, Annette Curtain, Sarah Fischer and Ian Tullow, founding volunteers from the Tithe Barn recycling Initiative, Northamptonshire

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‘24 young people aged between 10 and 18 years of age took part in the project. Professional volunteers provided training workshops to meet their requirements on employment such as job searches, interviews and enterprise.’ Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club

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PEOPLE ATTENDED TRAINING OF WHICH FOR

PEOPLE WERE HELPED BACK IN TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING

PEOPLE IT WAS THEIR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO

HOURS OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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92 PEOPLE GAINED AN ACCREDITATION OR QUALIFICATION

We helped helped people people get back intoto work We back education and training Brookside Hall Association is a well established Centre and has a great achievement for community cohesion. Brookside Hall is also a Community Learning Centre, building its volunteer base and encouraging residents to develop its resources. They offer a programme of courses to enable some of Northamptonshire’s most vulnerable residents to increase their self-confidence, employability skills and life skills and thereby increase social interaction. The group delivered a programme of language support and classes on self empowerment, anger management, confidence building and active listening skills for ages of 18-65. This enabled 24 students to have the confidence to either continue on to further their studies or helped to engage them back into community activities in the local area.

DIRECT RESULT OF PROJECTS FUNDED

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‘600 hours of community volunteering was provided and all posters were translated into a range of languages to make everyone feel welcome to take part.’ Castle Fields Community Group

We helped got people volunteering We people get back to work Brackley District Angling Club is a sport club providing activities including providing a safe environment for children, young people and adults to take part in a sport that they might not readily access and to provide level 1 and level 2 training for coaches and volunteers in angling. The group were funded to increase the support and activity of coaches and volunteers to extend the reach of the club. One young person was selected to represent the East Midlands county at the provincial county angling matches. Another young person with additional needs has become the club junior champion and has received the most improved angler award. More young people with disabilities are now taking part in fishing activities.

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The group now have 33 volunteers across 21 volunteering opportunities.

NEW VOLUNTEERS

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‘The Time Bank recruits an average of six new volunteers a month who each offer an average of 1.6 volunteering opportunities (skills exchange for time credits) to the Time Bank members. There are currently 155 active members who take part in an average of 100 skills exchange activities per month.’ Daventry Volunteer Centre

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The project has given us the opportunity to run a more efficient building and it is saving electricity costs. We have more efficient facilities resulting in a greater number of people being able to use them’ Yelvertoft Village Hall Management Committee

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NEW PEOPLE USING AND TAKING CARE OF PUBLIC SPACES

PEOPLE USING PUBLIC SPACES INCLUDING ALLOTMENTS

4 PEOPLE REPORTING REDUCTION IN CAR USE

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NEW LOW ENERGY COMMUNITY FACILITIES CREATED


‘200 plot holders have benefited and the cabin provides information regarding cultivation and growing fresh organic foods and recipe swapping whilst accessing tea and coffee making facilities for all plot holders.’ St James and District Working Men’s Allotment Association

358 TAKING PART IN GARDENING ACTIVITIES

We helped helped people people get improve We back to work the environment St James and District Working Mens Allotment is an organisation providing local residents and members of the wider community the opportunity to cultivate their own piece of land for the purpose of leisure gardening. The Association developed a community 'space' on-site where members can get together to socialise, share views, knowledge and experience and a place where community talks can be arranged and items impacted by weather can be stored. Following completion, the allocations officer is now able to use the cabin daily to meet with potential plot holders in a warm, dry and secure environment. The cabin is now used for meetings with Enterprise and the local police, for committee meetings, for social gatherings and fundraising parties. The renovation of the cabin has made this possible as weather is now not an issue. The project included the erection of a disabled ramp allowing all plot holders to access meetings and social gatherings. The cabin provides information regarding cultivation and growing fresh organic foods and recipe swapping whilst accessing tea and coffee making facilities for all plot holders.

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‘The project has provided access to cinema in a rural area. The majority of those attending would not go outside the village at night to attend a cinema. Since the grant there has been 15 film evenings in the village.’ Ringstead Village Social Club

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PEOPLE BECAME MEMBERS OF LOCAL HERITAGE ORGANISATIONS

TAKING PART IN ARTS AND CREATIVE PROJECTS

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‘As a result of the event new members have signed up to Northampton Gay book group. During the week after Booqfest FAN Northamptonshire recorded twice as many hits to its website.’ BooqFest

We helped helped people people get get back into Arts, We to work Culture and Heritage Corby Borough Heritage Forum is a heritage organisation enabling people to volunteer and support local heritage sites in and around Corby. The group were funded to put on an annual programme of speakers and talks on local heritage.

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The project enabled the Forum to promote itself through talks which were open to all the community and with a view to increasing membership and bringing heritage to a wider audience. Forum members were encouraged to bring any expertise they have to the meetings and help with ideas for future talks. As a result of the programme the group were able to recruit seven volunteers and widened audience numbers to 92 people for their speakers’ programme.

PEOPLE VOLUNTEERING TO MAINTAIN LOCAL HERITAGE ORGANISATIONS

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‘As a result of the event 22 new members joined up to the local sports facility and to a number of sports club and fitness classes. Whole families took part in the day’s activities and sports clubs were able to network and promoted to the local community.’ Corby Sports Forum

We helped enabledpeople peopleget toback get healthy We to work and active Corby Sports Forum is the voice for sport in Corby. All the local sports clubs in Corby, which is over 90 clubs, are members of The Forum. The Forum meets every two months and runs club roadshows and events for all clubs to increase their membership, help the clubs develop and promote sport within the Corby Borough for the whole community. The Forum ran a sports open day for the whole community to encourage families and individuals to find out more about local sports clubs on their doorstep and have a go at trying out new sports. The day involved a range of sports clubs and organisations. As a result of the event 22 new members joined up to the local sports facility and to a number of sports club and fitness classes. Whole families took part in the days activities and sports clubs were able to promote themselves to the local community.

PEOPLE REPORTED IMPROVED HEALTH (MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL)

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‘12 people were supported per session and the feet care activity supported especially those who were disabled.’ The Autumn Centre

PEOPLE TAKING PART IN SPORTS, LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

NEW HOURS OF SPORTS, RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

WERE ABLE TO ACCESS SPORTS,EXERCISE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

299 ACTIVITIES PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

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‘During the project all 17 member schools in Northamptonshire were visited and 90 teachers supported in training across the following areas: Safeguarding of children, Health and Safety, activities and class management in the teaching environment and new activities to aid the learning environment.’ Association of Supplementary Schools Northamptonshire

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PEOPLE DIVERTED FROM CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

PEOPLE TAKING PART IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO MAKE COMMUNITIES SAFER

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‘The young women have gained many benefits from the project. For example one young woman referred via the Youth Offending Team has not re-offended and now attends college in Kettering. She would like to become a youth worker and is coming back in the Summer to be a youth volunteer for the project.’ REAL (Realm of Experiential and Alternative Learning)

68 EXISTING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

We helped helped people make communities safer We get back to work Phoenix Youth Centre is a youth organisation providing a range of activities to enable young people to reduce their likelihood of engaging with the criminal justice system as well as reducing the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime. The project is a valuable community resource that covers many relevant issues and promotes a safe inclusive environment for young people aged 13-24. The group were funded to cover 40 weeks of youth project currently run on Friday Evenings. During the project young people were trained to take on the role of being youth club volunteers. The Young Volunteer Team now run and organise a junior Friday club for 8-12 year olds as a result of their training and education. This is a result of the Foundation funded Friday club. The volunteer team were also involved in a Summer scheme run at the Phoenix. New young volunteers are coming forward all of the time and it is seen by the young people as a positive way to progress.

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NEW COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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‘Over the course of the project we have engaged 320 people and all of these people have had their awareness raised about their rights not to experience discrimination.’ Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council

We helped people get back to work New Ark Foundation The group is a Social Enterprise providing family support, mentoring, youth outreach, community learning, volunteer development, and events to promote health, education and social welfare for Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Northamptonshire, with a focus on Black Africans. The project was based around the child care training and the students will bring their children along to be looked after in the crèche. The crèche served as the base for the students training requirements instead of looking elsewhere for a placement. Registered candidates took part in the upcoming training program in child care level three; some of the candidates upgraded their existing qualifications for child care training ranging from levels one to two. Some individuals went on to start up their own social enterprise and become self employed.

PEOPLE START ON THE PATHWAY TO EMPLOYABILITY

63 WE HELPED 63 PEOPLE TO BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED

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PEOPLE GAIN EMPLOYMENT

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JOBS CREATED THROUGH PEOPLE COMING OFF THE FREDERICK’S FOUNDATION WORK RELATED BENEFITS

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Frederick’s Northamptonshire Fredericks Northamptonshire is a joint venture between Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Fredericks Foundation (a business funding charity established in 2001). The project lends money to individuals and businesses to create jobs and income within the county, enabling people to move from benefits and into self-employment. The large majority of applicants were in receipt of benefits and the loans already agreed should generate in excess of 40 jobs in the coming months. The project is funded by Northamptonshire Community Foundation with partial match funding from the Regional Growth Fund. It also releases funding into the county from other sources, such as the Start-Up Loans Scheme headed by James Caan. A good working relationship exists on the ground between Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership and Frederick’s Northamptonshire, with clients being referred for funding or training as appropriate and several referrals have already been made by Fredericks Northamptonshire to the Northamptonshire Growth Hub.

(On this page) Founder of the Frederick’s Foundation Paul Barry Walsh with a local client

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Our Giving Impact by area

CORBY

Corby Community Arts Association

19% INCREASE ACCESS TO SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE

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15% 15% SUPPORT VULNERABLE PEOPLE 22% IMPROVE HEALTH

22% The project: The group ran workshops with a local school, families and community groups to create a procession and art installations in the heart of a local estate’s ancient woodland and celebrate this with a public event. What was achieved: The large mid winter event improved community cohesion by bringing different community groups together, school children, local residents and other people from local agencies. The event successfully encouraged other members of the community as it was such a spectacle. Local police attended, Corby Borough Council personnel, friends and family all came together to celebrate creativity and volunteering.

13% REDUCE ISOLATION

13% 31% IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION 5% CARBON FOOTPRINT

TOTAL NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES SUPPORTED

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DAVENTRY 26%

Time 2 Talk 26% INCREASE ACCESS TO SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

The project: The group which provides counselling and support services for young people used a grant towards office rent and service charges in order to keep the doors open 6 days a week for young people to access their services. What was achieved: The group was able to keep the doors open at Time 2 Talk for 6 days each week over the past 12 months. This has enabled them to support vulnerable people with accessing therapeutic counselling services which had a positive impact on better mental health and reduced the need for hospital admissions; as a result services have reduced the pressure on GP's and the NHS. In addition the group have been able to continue to deliver a wide range of prevention services.

24% IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION

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TOTAL NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES SUPPORTED

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19% PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY 18% SUPPORT VULNERABLE PEOPLE

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EAST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Headway East Northants

TOTAL NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES SUPPORTED 8% IMPROVE QUALITY OF LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC SPACE

7% The project: The group delivered a range of skills to a group of people experiencing multiple disadvantages and moved them towards a more active role in the community. The programme delivered a set of skills in active relaxation, managing day to day activities, comfortable communication and looking ahead for people living with brain injury. What was achieved: The group were able to put on a programme of workshop sessions which enabled clients to improve motivation, reduce anxiety, build self esteem and coping techniques for day to day activities. Clients have difficulties with aspects of daily life such as memory, organisation and concentration, therefore may experience added stress when in the community. This has also had a positive effect improving overall health and wellbeing.

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7% PROMOTE SAFER COMMUNITIES

32% IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION / WORKING TOGETHER

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KETTERING Spitfire Club

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64% INCREASE ACCESS TO SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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15% IMPROVE COMMUNITY FACILITIES

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10% REDUCE CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

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7% IMPROVE HEALTH 4% IMPROVE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER

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The project: The group which aims to foster and promote extra curricular activities for young people facing challenging circumstances at home or school provided disadvantaged young people who were currently not attending school due to either permanent or short term exclusion activities such as fishing, climbing, football, BMX’ing and bike maintenance. What was achieved: Young people in the age group 11-16 on the project who were all facing problems with schooling and exclusion through the project have learnt to cope with the day to day pressure sin a positive way diverting them from and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour through constructive activities and helped them cope with mainstream schooling. The majority are now back in full time mainstream or have been referred onto other projects for support.

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NORTHAMPTON Northampton Carnival Consortium

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32% IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION 8% IMPROVE COMMUNITY FACILITIES

8%

20% IMPROVE HEALTH

20% The project: Northampton Carnival Consortium which organises an annual carnival in Northampton was funded for ongoing and essential administration support in the build up to the big day working with a range of schools, charities and partner agencies. What was achieved: The administrator was able to contact and work with a wide range of groups in order to promote opportunities for creativity. This included Spring Boroughs Traveller Community. The role meant that groups completed forms at the correct time, participated in planned workshops and attended health and safety workshops. This support also extended to performers on stage. The group arranged auditions for groups to decide who would take part in the carnival event. The administrator organised this.

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5% CARBON FOOTPRINT

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SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE TOTAL NUMBER OF Brackley First BENEFICIARIES SUPPORTED Community

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2% IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION 4% INCREASE ACCESS TO SPORT, EXERCISE AND LEISURE

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6% REDUCE CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

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The project: Brackley First Community Responders which provides a network of trained volunteers to respond to life-threatening 999 calls applied for funds to provide additional equipment and new kits for volunteers to aid them in saving lives and supporting people living in Brackley and surrounding areas. What was achieved: The group increased its level of activity to support vulnerable people as additional kit made it easier for volunteers to sign on and respond to support emergency calls increasing the likelihood of lives being saved. The group have also developed a ‘Heartstart’ group training over 200 people in local communities in the signs of a heart attack and what to do in an emergency.

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WELLINGBOROUGH Castle Fields Community Group

38% IMPROVE COMMUNITY COHESION

38% 27% 27% IMPROVE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER

The project: Castle Fields Community Group were funded to put on a programme of activities and events to help improve and preserve a local park, the bandstand and surrounding area. In celebration of the successful refurbishment of the bandstand and the cleaning up of the park for the local community, events included performances and activities for the whole family. What was achieved: The group delivered events for the local community and an information day. This enabled the group to deliver a big event to promote the services of a range of local community groups and agencies. The group have improved the quality of the local environment and public space. As a result people have reported that they feel 'safer' and part of a 'community'. Community volunteering hours were provided and all posters were translated into a range of languages to make everyone feel welcome to take part.

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15% 15% IMPROVE QUALITY OF LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC SPACE

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15% PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY 5% REDUCE ISOLATION

5%

TOTAL NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES SUPPORTED

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTYWIDE Cruse Bereavement Care

32% IMPROVE ACCESS TO VOLUNTEERING

33%

32% 33% INCREASE EMPLOYABILITY

33% 1% 1% REDUCE ISOLATION

10% REDUCE CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR 7% IMPROVE HEALTH

33% PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY 1% INCREASE TO SPORT, LEISURE AND EXERCISE

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The project: Cruse Bereavement Care is a bereavement counselling service that benefits the whole of the county. In order to reduce the waiting list of clients and sustain their network of volunteer counsellors the group provides training for existing volunteers to become Supervisors to support their colleagues working with bereaved people and to pay travelling expenses for bereavement workers to counsel people in their own homes. What was achieved: The group have been able to improve access to volunteering by sustaining a network of volunteers who have all now attended a six week course to build their grief counselling skills across specialist areas such as sudden death or loss of a young person or child.

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ACS Recruitment Solutions LLP AES Wind Generation Neelam Aggarwal-Singh Millie Aldersley Nick Allen David Allsopp Always a Chance Fund Rosemarie Anderson David Armstrong John Attwood Edward Aubrey-Fletcher Barclays Corporate A Barkas Gillian Barnes Fanny Barnett Barratt Strategic Jane M Barrow Dialsingh Bassan M Batson-Patel Sally Beardworth Big Lottery Fund Emma Bignell M Billingham Claire Booth Lord Boswell of Aynho T I Brassey Lady Penelope Braye I C Brown Derek Bull M J Buxton Lily Canter Cave & Sons Fund Chantrey Vellacott DFK Cheaney Shoes John Church Andy Clarke D R & P A Clarke Evan Clarke Gill Clarke Charles Coaker Communication Workers Union Lord Compton G T C & D H Conant Simon Conner Cottingham Parish Council John Curtis Maureen Curtis M Wendy Curtis David Williams IFA Christopher Davidge Keith Davidson Hugh de Capell Brooke David Deacon Ronald P Dean Jacqueline Desmond Victor Dibosa John Dickie dng Dove Naish Norman Donovan Andrew D Douce Revd Peter Doyle William Dredge Duston School Electrical Testers Sir Peter & Lady Ellwood

Penelope Escombe MBE DL Eurocontinental Logistics Ltd Michael Adrian Evans Eveden Ltd Fablink UK Ltd Angela Farmbrough Georgina Farndon Kate Farndon Julia Faulkner E Faure Walker Deirdre Fenwick Ben Finnimore Ruth Fitch L M Fletcher P & D Flory Frank Haslam Milan Fredericks Foundation Caroline S Galloway

KPMG LLP (UK) R Lantsbery P O Lawson Simon Leatham Simon Leather Linda Lee Kim Lever Bryan Lewin Sylvia Lightburne Colin Lill B J Little Hywell Lloyd Loake Brothers Ltd Pam Long Lowther Charitable Foundation Matt Lynch Captain John Macdonald-Buchanan Kevin & Janet Marchand

Emery & R R Gay Gardner Joan M Giles Richard A Gill Doreen Godden Grant D Goodlad Anne Goodman Valma Grady

Lynn Margetts Michael H Marketis Marshman Price Alan & Maria Maskell Dominic McClean Patrick McCooey D McMullen Bill McQuillan James Miller Revd. P Morrell Lady C M Morton Dr A J L Mukhtar Natwest David Nelson Alison Newcomb NHS Trust John Nicholson Norman Taylor Educational & Aid for the Elderly Trust Marquess of Northampton Northampton Borough Council Northamptonshire County Council Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership Frances O’Callaghan Jane Orr Michael Orton-Jones Parochial Church Council of All Saints Lady Parsons Mr Pasley-Tyler Jonathan & Anne Pearson A M C Pember Lavinia Perry Richard Pollard Major John Powell C Preston-Jones Princess Motor Yacht Sales Pyke Smith & Cutler Ltd Rathbones Investment Management David Reynolds (W. E Hall Trust) Colin Richardson Colin Richmond-Watson Martin Riley Georgina Robertson Sir John & Lady Robinson Alan Roddis Paul Rogers Revd P R Rose Rotary Club of Northampton Lady Rowley Terry L Roy

Great Oakley Farms Ltd John Greenaway A J & M RGreenwell Guilsborough School Sarah Hampden-Smith John R & Sheila Hardaker J N R & J A Harker Sir Ewan & Lady Harper J M Harper E Head Heart of England Community Foundation Henry Martin Fund A J Hermer D Hersey Hevey Building Supplies Ltd Hewitsons Bob Heygate Highgate House Roy Hodges Jennifer Hodghton Anne Holemans Penny Hopkins Horner Foundation Jean Howell HSBC W E Huckerby Lady Susan Hunt Sally Imrie iPSL A Jackson Jennie Shepherd Associates Alistair Jepson John Armitage Charitable Trust John D Johnson Michael Jones H Kantorowich Nigel Kenyon Jonathan & Dorrie Kingsleigh-Smith David Laing Kirby Laing Foundation

RS Components Ltd Saga Magazine Commander Leslie Saunders-Watson Michael Sawford Satbachan S Sehmi Milan Shah Mo Shapiro Andrew Shaw William Shaw Shaw Energy & Chemicals Ltd James & Sorrell Shepherd-Cross Sir Derek Greenaway Foundation A & Dr E Slack Ivan Sljivic M Smith Annabel Smyth-Osbourne Kay Soteriou Paul Southworth Spire Homes Staverton CEV Primary School D C Stewart E M Stopford Sackville Sutton Bassett Fund Ian Tansley

Joan M Tice Tim Boswell of Aynho Robert & Joanna Tomkinson Lady Juliet & John Townsend Siew Fun Tsang John Tusting Unipart Group Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire Peter Waddup Edna Wadsworth S & C Waine Waitrose Charles & Joan Wake Sir Hereward & Lady Wake Catherine Wakeford Morcea Walker Sir Patrick Walker Bruce Wall P J Wallinger B Wallis Jean Watkinson Revd. Frank White WIBN Janice Willis David & Linda Wood Woodstone Charitable Trust John Woollett M Yoxon David Zigler

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Join us on the journey of making an impact and help us build thriving communities across Northamptonshire Since developing our Impact Assessment Framework we have been able to effectively evidence the value of local funding and demonstrate impact of individual donor, single programme or multi programme funding. This means we can communicate the real difference local grants and awards make to the communities on our doorstep in Northamptonshire. It means we can share our achievements with existing and new donors and work together to celebrate all the good work and tackle challenges now and in the future. As a Community Foundation we manage a range of funds on behalf of a wide number of donors. If you want to make a difference in Northamptonshire, we are a great place to start. Whether you are an individual, company, trust or local authority, we can provide the solution to your local charitable giving. We will help you make a lasting impact on the issues you care about across our communities. Since we launched in 2002, thanks to the generosity, support and involvement of our donors, we have been able to award over ÂŁ7 million across the county supporting over 2,500 groups tackling a range of community issues and concerns.

Please get in touch and find out more about how you can be part of the Foundation family.

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(Above) Rockingham Forest Trust


Jonathan Pearson is a fund holder with Northamptonshire Community Foundation and REAL is a group he has supported through his Fund which provides alternative learning opportunities for excluded and vulnerable young people aged 11-17 in Northamptonshire. At the Foundation we go that extra mile to connect donors with the causes they care about and that are close to their heart.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation Within Royal & Derngate 19 Guildhall Road Northampton NN1 1DP

‘Were it not for Northamptonshire Community Foundation I would have not known groups such as REAL existed. They provide me as a donor the opportunity to get to know a range of local charities and their activities. I get the opportunity to really get to know those groups and develop a meaningful relationship with them so we can work together to make a difference.’ Jonathan Pearson, Fund holder

Impact Report 2014

Telephone 01604 230033 Email enquiries@ncf.uk.com Facebook facebook.com/northantscf Twitter @northantscf www.ncf.uk.com

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales No 1094646 and a Company Limited by Guarantee (4269030)

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