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Yearbook 2014

Thank you It really doesn’t seem a whole year ago that we were writing the introduction for our last Yearbook, time really does fly when you’re busy and enjoying the rewards of working for the Northamptonshire Community Foundation. And what a successful year it’s been. Vital services During the past year we are thrilled to have funded 261 community groups and individuals a total of £705,899 to enable them to provide vital services to the communities and the people that they serve. Thank you to our fund holders and donors; we have raised £1.3 million which includes donations for now and for the future. Not only are funds essential to keep enriching our communities, but endowment building is also the key to our own sustainability in helping to shape the future of our thriving communities in years to come.

Valuable partnerships We value our partnerships and are delighted to be the chosen grant giving charitable organisation as the ‘go-to-place’ for the effective distribution of local funds, selected by a variety of donors to support a wide range of themes. Our strength is with our partners and we value our relationships with our locally committed philanthropists, our County, Borough and District Councils, the family charitable trusts, our valuable business supporters, the professional advisers who refer and recommend our work and the strategic work with our voluntary sector colleagues.

Inspirational We’ve visited the groups that we’ve helped to fund;

food banks, youth groups, older people’s lunch and social clubs, pocket parks, allotments, resource centres, education projects, cricket clubs, football clubs, counselling groups, disability projects, multicultural and community events, community choirs, theatre groups…… we could continue but the list is too long. All we ask is that you turn the pages of the yearbook, read the inspirational and humbling stories of the people and the communities that we give to and let us know what excites you. And if you’d like to get involved or know more about our work, please get in touch. Whether you’ve time, or funds, or both, to quote the wise words of Anne Frank,

‘No one has ever become poor by giving.’ Victoria Miles, Chief Executive David Laing, Chair

This year we were pleased to have been awarded the third bespoke Quality Accreditation Framework for Community Foundations, which is a quality mark with standards recognised by the charity commission.

Above: Victoria Miles, Chief Executive with David Laing, Chair

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Above: Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club. The winter woollies club, knitting to support the Surviving Winter campaign 2

The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Matching resources with need Our Surviving Winter campaign raised £30,377 It is estimated that over 4 million households live in fuel poverty across the UK. Your donations along with funds from NCC Warm Homes enabled us to distribute over £30,000 to support the core work of 12 community groups working with older and vulnerable people in our county who demonstrably needed extra support. Those who are living alone or feeling isolated. These groups are committed to supporting those most in need by providing social activities that have a positive impact on helping relieve the isolation and loneliness that many older people experience, particularly through the winter months. Our grants helped groups identify those in most need, they helped provide hot meals, companionship, advice and support. Your donations are used where they have a significant impact. Here’s what some of our recipients told us: “With the funding we were able to work with volunteer energy advisors who provided advice, information and support to 70 older and vulnerable people affected by the cold winter.

Northampton Association for the Blind used the Surviving Winter grant to help fund the Enable service. This provides help, advice and support, usually in the home on aspects of living with sight loss from daily living skills to maintaining physical, mental and general health and wellbeing. “85% of our clients are elderly many living alone, without social support or family networks and many at risk of living in a cold environment by not switching the heating on to save money, not being confident to make a hot drink or generally struggling to manage on their own. In the region of 450 elderly and vulnerable people received support, with visits from community support workers who gave advice and ongoing support.” Serve Rushden were able to assist in all aspects of organising the transition of the sleeping arrangements from upstairs to downstairs for a gentleman living in the Rushden area. The sister of the gentleman said: “I am so relieved we had people there that could help us. We are alone with no family and could never have done it by ourselves. Thank you again for the heater you brought us, my brother can sleep much more comfortably downstairs now.”

“We worked with health experts from partner agencies to help people understand the links between fuel poverty and poor health, making them aware of the help that is available to ensure they keep warm and well. This project gave easy and simple methods of reducing fuel bills, reducing energy use and keeping warm.” Deepa Bakrania, Dostiyo

Above: Pauline and Tessa, the Victoria Centre

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Northamptonshire food poverty network Northamptonshire food poverty network has continued to build on its activities to tackle food poverty in the county including holding a Food Poverty symposium, sharing good practice and information and the launch of a short film to highlight the services of food banks and other agencies tackling poverty. The network has also started to look at work addressing food waste locally and raising awareness on how local communities and food industries can reduce waste in partnership with other agencies. Rachel McGrath said, “The rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to food banks for help.”

The N100 Fund awarded £8,822 to five groups through the N100 grant giving panel. This enabled the support of projects including a bereavement counselling service, nutrition and play scheme for young parents, holiday activities for families on a low income, recreational activities for young people and a local women’s refuge. “The N100 grant enabled us to implement our Food ‘n’ Fun project

where children attended Food ‘n’ Fun sessions each week and learned

how to make and bake a variety of quick and healthy meals. The children learned how to make these meals from scratch and they took the recipes home and shared with their families.

“Carrying on the healthy theme, while the food was cooking youth

workers taught the children how to play traditional playground games

to encourage them to be active and work up an appetite. After lunch the children enjoyed a slower paced art and craft session linked to the food they had cooked earlier.”

Supporting vulnerable families

Above: Members of the food poverty network


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Chrissy Aldwinckle, The FAIR Project

Above: Brixworth Christian Fellowship

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Making an impact in 2014 Our approach to impact came from two key aims; firstly to build the monitoring and evaluation skills of the grassroots community groups that we fund on behalf of a range of donors and secondly to be able to have an impact tool that could help evidence and demonstrate the value of funding local groups. Previously we had evidenced our impact in terms of numbers of beneficiaries and volunteers supported through groups, anecdotal stories and project visits. Now we are able to ‘deep mine’ the impact of grants awarded and we can record this information in a smart and efficient way. Being able to capture the information enables us to also positively profile the value of the voluntary and community sector and its role in economic and cultural regeneration. We have formed an impact committee which will enable the Foundation to reflect on the performance of grant making delivery to educate, celebrate achievements and identify challenges. 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. For a copy of our new Impact Review email Rachel McGrath, Grants Director,

Above: Rachel McGrath, Grants Director - Northamptonshire Community Foundation


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

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Above: Liberty Drum Corps, performing at the 2013 Annual Awards


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Making a lasting difference Community First is a matched funding scheme exclusively for Community Foundations that provides a great incentive for both new and existing donors. In the past year we have raised an impressive £594,000 with contributions from the Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust, the John Armitage Trust, Rachel’s Fund and the Wellingborough Relief in Need Fund. The matched scheme provided an additional £297,000, a real boost that will deliver grants to smaller, grassroots community groups across our county. Giving locally has never been more effective, with match funding, gift aid and tax rebates an initial donation can be significantly increased, allowing a donor to create a fund and give to the areas they are passionate about. “We are proud to work with several partners and this partnership work is key to our on-going success. Thanks to these relationships we are able to build a sustainable source of support.

Barry Rogers, Partner at Tollers and Chair of trustees, the Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust said, “As a Charitable Trust it can be difficult for the trustees to locate unregulated and smaller groups who would benefit from our support. The Foundation provides an effective means of accessing such groups and comfort that appropriate ‘due diligence’ has been undertaken.”

“Our donors recognise that their unique fund, supporting causes in line with the brand, or close to the hearts of staff, is an asset to the current business and an investment in financial sustainability. Being seen as a positive influence in the local area is important and businesses increasingly recognise the critical role of CSR policies to their overall marketing strategies.” Victoria Miles, Chief Executive

Above: Northampton Door-to-Door Service

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Making a lasting difference We have been working closely with the trustees of the Northampton Queen’s Institute Relief in Sickness Fund to establish a named fund through its transfer to Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The fund will remain restricted with a focus on health and well-being for the people and communities across the county. We have been able to increase the fund from £1 million to £1.5 million under the Community First endowment challenge. “Running a small charity is becoming increasingly onerous, with all the rules and regulations now facing us and the Northamptonshire Community Foundation has the professional support and expertise to enable it to deal with the daily management issues that confront us. The Foundation has expanded enormously since it was founded twelve years ago and has been a huge success story. The trustees of the Queen’s Institute are confident that this charity which has done so much to help the health of the inhabitants of Northampton will continue to prosper under the guidance of the team at the Community Foundation.” Michael Orton-Jones, Former Chairman, Northampton Queen’s Institute Relief in Sickness Fund

Above: Victoria Miles, Chief Executive - Northamptonshire Community Foundation


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Above: Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service

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Above: Sam Cullinane, Sporting Champion


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Named funds

Always a Chance Arts & Music Fund Burnett Fund Castle Partnership Spring Boroughs Fund Cave & Sons Grassroots Endowment Fund Cecil Pettit Fund Child Poverty Action Appeal Comic Relief Northamptonshire Constance Travis Charitable Trust Coventry Community Building Society Fund David Laing Family Fund Diversey Grassroots Endowment Fund Genesis Housing Community Fund Goldsmiths Vulnerable Families Fund Henry Martin Centenary Fund John Armitage Charitable Fund Jonathan Pearson Fund Margaret Giffen Memorial Fund Mid-Counties Co-operative Fund Norman Taylor Trust (Elders Fund) Northampton Borough Council Small Grants Fund Northamptonshire 100 Fund Northamptonshire Champions Northamptonshire County Council Small Grants Programme Northamptonshire County Council Wrapped up in Northamptonshire Northamptonshire County Council Youth Grants Programme Northamptonshire High Sheriff ’s Initiative Fund Northamptonshire St. John’s Ambulance Fund Spire Homes Fund Surviving Winter – Northamptonshire The Compton Fund The University of Northampton Fund Wellingborough Relief and Educational in Need Fund Woodenspoon Grassroots Endowment Fund Yelvertoft Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Wilson Browne Kettering Community Fund

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Grants awarded In 2013 to 2014 we awarded £705,899 in grants to 261 groups and individuals. Always a Chance Fund £7,487

Constance Travis Trust Fund £62,343

Food Poverty Fund £1,796

Late Developers Photographic Group

REAL (realm of experiential and alternative learning)

Arts Alive

Daylight Centre

Rushton Primary School PCA

Northampton Food Bank

The Autumn Centre

Towcester Food Bank

Woodnewton Players

The Phoenix Youth Centre

RealiZe Network Ltd Twenty Twenty

Arts and Music (Chance to Shine) Fund £1,430 Burnett Fund £6,000 Safe Haven

Waterloo Performing Arts

Castle Partnership Fund £12,202 Amplitude Media Aprils Dawn

Chilled World


Creating Equalz CET

Community Court Yard Social Justice Support

Umbrella Fair Organisation

Cecil Pettit Fund £7,878 Aspirations Wellbeing Rockin’ Roadrunner Shacks Barn

Comic Relief Fund £17,776 Desborough Cornerstone Trust New Ark Foundation

Community First Fund £19,617 Audio-Centric

Brixworth Village Hall

Bozeat Baby and Toddler Group Barwick House Over Sixties Corby Eagles Football Club

Daventry Amateur Athletics Club Daventry Volunteer Centre

Desborough Town Football Club Desborough Town Cricket Club East Northants Faith Group Earls Barton Music

Earls Barton Youth Club

Greens Norton Community Choir

Guilsborough Playing Field Association

Little Harrowden Baby and Toddler Group

Oundle Badminton Club

East Northamptonshire VCS

Shout Youth Theatre

St Jude’s Kettering Food Bank

Wadenhoe Recreation Hall

Vineyard Church Daventry

NBC Small Grants Programme £43,412

Fredericks Fund £48,705 Grassroots Fund £12,442 Artists in Learning Network

Friends of Barnwell Country Park Gretton Pocket Park Society Life Music Northants

Mindfulness in the Community

Henry Martin Centenary Fund £136

Oundle Hockey Club

Janece Morrison

St Peters Church Oundle

Jonathan Pearson Fund £2,300

Northamptonshire Breastfeeding Alliance

Emma Connolly

Serbian Ensemble St. Eliah Corby

Sinead Turay

Walgrave Village Hall and Playing Fields Association

Wellingborough & District Talking Newspaper Whilton Community Choir Wilby Playing Fields Trust

Coventry Building Society Community Fund £4,250 Northampton Hope Centre Rushden Pensioners Forum

Your Personal Development Program

Diversey Fund £1,000

Guilsborough Juniors Football Club

Elders Fund £4,330

Good Companions

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Northamptonshire Country Centre

Ecton World War 1 Research Group

Wappenham Village Hall Committee

Corby Food Bank

New Routes

Friends of Northampton Bach Choir

SNVB (Formerly South Northants Volunteer Bureau)


422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Milap Dostiyo Wellingborough Group The Friend-Leys

The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Adventure Projects Trust

Castle Ashby Parochial Church Northampton Hope Centre

Peterborough Cathedral Development and Preservation Trust Peterborough 900

St Francis Chidren’s Society

Margaret Giffen Community Fund £39,115 Corby FM Ltd

Corby Irish Centre

Corby Street Pastors

Corby Trampoline Club Dial (Corby) Northants

Eden Park Teenage Parents Heavenly Cuppa

Lakelands Hospice

A-Life Faith Chapel

Abington Avenue Child Contact Centre Doddridge Centre Ltd

Friends of St Peters Church Marefair ENRYCH Northamptonshire Ekins Allotment Association Film Northants

Friends of Delapre Abbey

Friends of Northampton General Hospital

The Friends of Northampton Castle (FONC) Kings Heath Just Good Friends Looking Glass Theatre

Multicultural Festival Northamptonshire Northamptonshire Carers

Northampton Door-to-Door Service Northamptonshire Flower

Northampton Leisure Trust

Northampton Musical Theatre Company Performance Lab

Royal and Derngate Theatre The PBC Foundation The Film Lab

The Brookside Hall

NCC Small Grants Programme £158,486 AFG UK and Friends

Association of Northamptonshire Supplementary Schools

Abington Lawn Tennis Club (ALTC)

Barnwell Community and Church Action Group Bradlaugh Fields & Barn

Brigstock Handbells booQfest

Bellinge Community House

Bugbrooke Community Cafe Cast Vision CIC

Castle Fields Community Group Cold Ashby Bowling Club

Deanshanger Air Rifle Club Earls Barton Museum Trust Earls Barton Music Ecton Book Fund

Family Support Link

FAIR - Family Action In our Region Five Wells Credit Union

Friends Of Hardingstone Headway East Northants

Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (Northampton)

Kingsthorpe Park Allotment Association Life Music Northants

Marston St Lawrence Village Hall Mawsley Villagers Association

Milap Dostiyo Wellingborough Group New Ark Foundation

Northants Powerchair Football Club

Northampton O N Chenecks Football Club

The Brookside Hall

Tools for Self Reliance (Northampton) Umbrella Fair

Volleyball Northants

Wriggle Dance Theatre

Woodford-cum-Membris Bowls Club

NCC Youth Fund £122,984

Abington House of Fun

Blackthorn Good Neighbours Born 4A Purpose

Clubs for Young People Northamptonshire C2C Charitable Trust Catalyst Creates CIC Deafconnect

Free 2 Talk CIC

Isebrook School Friends Association Nether Heyford Playing Fields Northamptonshire YMCA

Pattishall Play Field Association Spring Learning Centre

Stagemasque Theatre Company

St James and Dallington Youth Club The Phoenix Youth Centre The Lowdown

Thorplands Club 81

Spire Homes Endowment Fund £13,550 Spire Homes

Sporting Champions Fund £8,950 Niklas Aarre

Isabella Aldridge Richie Bailey

Dominic Bond Sarah Branch

Evie Burbidge

Kyle Richard Cherry Claire Connon

Bradley Denny Emily Durkin

Nima Ghavami Lucy Hatton Tara Hayes

Crick Old School Trustees Crick Jubilee Wood

Crick History Society

Lilbourne Funds Consortium Lilbourne Youth Club

Yelvertoft Village Hall Management Committee Yelvertoft Cricket Club

Yelvertoft Bowling Club

Wooden Spoon Fund £7,000

Joanna Redman

Saints Study Centre

Bronwyn Richardson

Cameron Richardson Bethanie Ridout

Jaydene Robinson Charlie Salter

Northamptonshire Roller Derby League

FAIR - Family Action In our Region

Gabrielle Steele

Old Cricket Club

The Oundle School Mencap Holiday

Surviving Winter Fund £39,540

Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club (SCCYC)

Northamptonshire High Sheriffs Initiative £9,999

Central and District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

South Court Environmental Ltd

iDID Adventure

Northampton Hope Centre

Luke Spinelli

Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium

Michelle Murray School Of Highland Dancing

Hollie Taylor

Royal and Derngate Theatre

Victoria Centre

Care and Repair (Northampton) Limited

Silverstone Methodist Church

ECL Angling Club Northants

Zimwomen Association Northamptonshire

Crick Sports Field Association

Thorplands Club 81

Ruben Smalley-Kaspruk

St Crispin and Ryelands Cricket Club

Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund £44,049

Sophie Otter

Cruse Bereavement Care (Northampton)

Spring Boroughs Residents Association

Zindgani (Asian Men’s Group)

Wakeham Trust Fund £300

Northampton Hope Centre

St Barnabas Church


Fen Fulmar Oakley

Northamptonshire 100 Fund £8,822

Northampton Bangladeshi Association

Serve Rushden

Taylor Hinds

Northamptonshire Crimestoppers

Spirit Song Bird Group

Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club (SCCYC)

Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT) Dostiyo Asian Women & Girls Organisation Northamptonshire Association for the Blind Northampton Food Bank Spire Homes

Above: Members of the Small and Community grants panel

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“With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts.� Mark Zuckerberg

Above: Serbian Dancers, young children in full Serbian costume performing traditional dance


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Bringing donors and community groups together During the year we organise events, visits and grant panels providing opportunities for our donors to meet volunteers and representatives from community groups across the county. Our Annual Awards evening is a time to celebrate the work and achievements of our community groups and share these stories with donors and supporters of the Community Foundation. The official launch of the Northamptonshire food poverty network took place in October 2013. Lord Compton welcomed over 100 attendees brought together from across the county and including local charities, businesses and public agencies. The event showcased how local charities and food banks have been working together to tackle food poverty here in our county. A private tour of Althorp, donated to Northamptonshire Parkinson’s Charity auction was gifted to the Foundation by the bid winner David Laing. Earl Spencer who donated the prize, personally hosted the tour for our guests who also enjoyed a tour of the gardens with Althorp’s head gardener.

Throughout the year we visited many community groups including: The Northampton Food Bank, Blackthorn Good Neighbours, Clubs for Young People Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Country Centre, The Phoenix Resource Centre and Equata. Fund Development Manager, Naomi Butters, accompanied by N100 members Janet and Kevin Marchand, took the opportunity to see community group Corby Deep Roots, Tall Trees when they performed at the Oakley Vale Community Centre, Corby.

Chairman, David Laing, generously sponsored two tables for the Foundation at the annual Rockingham Castle International Horse Trials where N100 members and their guests met for an enjoyable day. Trustee and High Sheriff Anne Burnett hosted a private dinner for guests of the Foundation at the Judges’ Lodgings.

Above: Sporting Champions at the 2013 Annual Awards

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Why I volunteer “Knowing the amazing work achieved by Northamptonshire Community Foundation, it was not hard when the invitation came to become a volunteer grants advisor. “In the time I have been in this role I have been able to work with the Community Foundation team who have a passion and understanding of grant giving including specific advice. I work with trustees and other volunteer grant advisors who bring a breadth of understanding to meetings. I have learnt about the numerous projects and activities mainly run by volunteers that need some form of funding. “Being a volunteer grants advisor has given me an insight into the amount of time given by others in order to support projects that ‘fill gaps’ or enhance activities already in place. “Volunteering with Northamptonshire Community Foundation is very rewarding. Along with others I have a strong feeling that I am playing a part to improve lives in Northamptonshire. To me it is a privilege to have a role to support others through the trustees, other volunteer grant advisors and Community Foundation staff.”

“Being a trustee is an incredibly rewarding role and one which I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to experience. Living and working in Northamptonshire I wanted to be able to use my professional knowledge, experience and contacts in a way that was not for my own benefit or that of my employer but for a completely different purpose. “It is important to me that I contribute toward the community and the county in which I live. Prior to becoming a trustee I had always struggled to find time to do that whilst working. Being a trustee allows me to work with the Community Foundation without impacting on my professional life. “Personally I feel it adds balance and perspective to my life. I enjoy playing a small part in the valuable work and assistance that the Community Foundation gives in Northamptonshire.”

Sarah Banner, trustee and Associate at Shoosmiths Access Legal

Morcea Walker MBE, volunteer grants advisor


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Above: Performin’ Room

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Above: Anne Burnett, High Sheriff, visiting the Country Centre at Duston


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Why I give “We joined the Northamptonshire Community Foundation,

Northamptonshire 100 because we wanted to be part of a network where we could connect with others who feel passionate about

Northamptonshire and have the added bonus of being part of a collective giving circle.

How to give

There are many ways to support us 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 to the issues you care about across our communities. As a supporter, you can see for yourself the difference your support is making and we make giving simple, safe, tax efficient and cost effective. We make philanthropy affordable, easy to manage and as visible or anonymous as each donor requires.

natural progression, plus with the Community First initiative we have

We offer a bespoke philanthropic service and can give advice as to where your donation will make the maximum impact in the community.

enable us to leave a lasting legacy in our company’s name.”

Leaving a legacy

“After being an N100 member for two years, a named fund felt like a

been able to add an additional 50% to our donation. Our new fund will Mark Mulvey, Hevey Building Supplies “I have been involved with the Foundation for many years; as a donor and a grant recipient and I believe the work the Foundation does is invaluable.

“This year I have been fortunate enough to inherit some money, because I

feel so passionately about the work the Foundation supports, I decided to set up a named fund in my daughter’s name. The fund was matched through

Community First which means I have been able to create a bigger amount in the fund and leave a lasting legacy.

“Working with the Foundation has meant I’ve been able to choose the type of projects I would like to support and know the distribution of funds is in safe hands.” Alison Newcomb

We recognise that a legacy to Northamptonshire Community Foundation is a special kind of gift and all gifts, regardless of their size make a difference and help future generations. A gift will be used in accordance with your wishes and if you have a specific purpose in mind, we encourage you to discuss this with us. Your solicitor can best advise you and will ensure your intentions are recorded accurately and fully.

Our funds Our long term endowed funds allow our fund holders to choose to give across a broad range of causes or to direct their giving to a specific cause or issue. Many companies work with us in order to reach smaller charities and community groups within our county and there are two ways to direct your donation, either through an endowed fund or a flow through fund. Whichever option you prefer, we are utterly flexible and pride ourselves on setting up bespoke funds that perfectly suit our supporters’ wishes.

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Thank you to our supporters 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 The Hon Mrs M C Brudenell Derek Bull W R Butterfield 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 Raymond V Clifford 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 Theresa E Dickson 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

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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 Annis Garfield Emery & R R Gay Gardner Joan M Giles Richard A Gill Doreen Godden Grant D Goodlad Anne Goodman Valma Grady Grant Thornton UK LLP Great Oakley Farms Ltd John Greenaway A J & M RGreenwell Diana Griffiths 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 Martin Jeffrey 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 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 Margeret Giffen Charitable Trust 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 Royal and Derngate Theatres RS Components Ltd Saga Magazine Commander Leslie Saunders-Watson Michael Sawford Scotts of Thrapston Ltd Satbachan S Sehmi Gary Shaeffer Milan Shah Mo Shapiro Andrew Shaw William Shaw Shaw Energy & Chemicals Ltd James & Sorrell Shepherd-Cross Sir Derek Greenaway Foundation Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity 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 The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation The Compton Fund The Constance Travis Charitable Fund The Friend - Leys The Red Thread Partnership The Townsend Family Charitable Trust The University of Northampton The Wakeham Trust The Weatherley Charitable Trust T Thelwall M E & C Thompson J & SM Thorpe OBE 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

Above: Sealed Air (Diversey) volunteer day

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Statement of Financial Activities for the year ended 31 March 2014 Unrestricted Funds Restricted Funds Endowment Funds Total Funds 2014 Total Funds 2013 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000 Incoming Resources Grants – in furtherance of the Charity’s objects 167 565 615 1,347 1,261 Interest received 5 1 57 63 35 Other income 19 - 2 21 15 ________ ________ ________ ________ _______ 191 566 674 1,431 1,311 ________ ________ ________ ________ _______ Resources Expended Cost of generating funds Fundraising & publicity costs 92 8 - 100 95 Charitable Expenditure Grants payable - 578 128 706 624 Grant support costs 101 4 20 125 94 Governance costs 38 - 8 46 41 ________ ________ ________ ______ _______ Total Resources Expended 231 590 156 977 854 ________ ________ ________ ______ _______ Net incoming resources before transfers (40) (24) 518 454 457 Transfers between funds 29 (31) 2 - ________ ________ ________ ______ _______ Net incoming resources after transfers and before other recognised gains and losses (11) (55) 520 454 457 Realised and unrealised gains/(losses) on investment assets 7 1 (29) (21) 167 ________ ________ ________ ______ _______ Net Movement in Funds (4) (54) 491 433 624 Funds at 1 April 2013 115 248 2,745 3,108 2,484 ________ ________ ________ ______ _______ Funds at 31 March 2014 111 194 3,236 3,541 3,108

Balance Sheet as at 31 March 2014 Unrestricted Funds Restricted Funds Endowment Funds Total Funds 2014 Total Funds 2013 £000 £000 £000 £000 £000 Fixed assets Tangible assets - 2 - 2 4 Investments 114 47 3,053 3,214 2,650 ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ 114 49 3,053 3,216 2,654 Current assets Debtors and prepayments 15 3 7 25 38 Cash at bank and in hand 3 206 185 394 538 ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ 18 209 192 419 576 Creditors – amounts falling due within 1 year (21) (64) (9) (94) (122) ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ Net current assets (3) 145 183 325 454 ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ Net assets 111 194 3,236 3,541 3,108 ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ Funds Unrestricted Funds 68 - - 68 97 Designated Funds 9 - - 9 10 Restricted Funds - 189 - 189 247 Endowment Funds - - 3,044 3,044 2,606 Revaluation Reserve 34 5 192 231 148 ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ Total Funds 111 194 3,236 3,541 3,108 ________ ________ ________ _______ _______ A copy of the Foundation’s audited accounts for the year ending 31 March 2014 is available on request.


The Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Above: Wellingborough & District Talking Newspaper provides audio material for blind and partially sighted people living in Wellingborough, Rushden and surrounding areas. Yearbook 2014


Patron Lady Juliet Townsend President Deirdre Fenwick Chairman David Laing


Wendi Buchanan Keith Davidson Linda Davis John Nicholson David Reynolds Charles Wake Lady Catherine Morton


Sarah Banner Sandra Bell John Bruce Anne Burnett John Griff David Knight Alan Maskell Sally Robinson James Shepherd-Cross Robert Tomkinson


Victoria Miles – Chief Executive Rachel McGrath – Grants Director (Deputy Chief Executive) Naomi Butters– Fund Development Manager Anthony Brinklow – Grants Team Assistant Katharine Dowsett – Administration Services Officer Lynn Margetts – Fund Development and Marketing (Consultant) Kevin Smith – Finance Manager (Consultant)

We welcomed two new trustees to join our experienced and committed Board of trustees, Mr John Griff and Mr James Shepherd Cross and we said a fond farewell to Linda Davis and Wendi Buchanan. Two new members of staff joined the team, Katharine Dowsett, Administrative Services Officer and Fund Development Manager, Naomi Butters. And after eight years outstanding commitment and contribution we said goodbye to Jessica Pilkington.

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

Telephone 01604 230033 Email Facebook Twitter @northantscf

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

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