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Our Year | 2 The Foundation has run a very successful programme of supported grantmaking throughout the county. A milestone in 2014/15 and subsequently in 2015/16 saw a total of over £1million distributed in grants to groups and

Over

Since 2001 the Foundation has distributed £8.8 million to over 2,500 projects. projects across Northamptonshire.

15 years we have reached an average of 57,774

beneficiaries per year which is on average

8%

The Foundation has been successful during the past nine years in raising the permanent endowment from £450,000 at 31 March 2007 to an overall

of the population annually

Endowment Fund £8.3 million. With total funds under management of

£9,000,000.

Number of groups and individuals supported in the last year:

299

Grants made since our inception:

£8.8 million

300

donors/fund holder supported projects and bursaries Amount of grants made annually:

over £1 million

Total number of Northamptonshire population reached in the last year:

121,466

Number of projects supported since our inception:

2705


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INTRODUCTION

Having just celebrated 15 growing years of the Northamptonshire Community Foundation we would like to thank you for your continued support and because of this we’ve been able to help more local charities and organisations here in Northamptonshire to address issues that really matter including food and fuel poverty, helping young people into work and supporting elderly people who are lonely and isolated. Our impact results showed that whilst we are working to address the challenges and issues faced by our communities, child poverty is rising in many areas of our county and the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen. You helped us to support projects across Northamptonshire providing funding for arts, culture and heritage, health and wellbeing, sporting champions and organisations, disability support, children and young people and crime safety schemes. You’ll be pleased to know that for the second year running we have awarded grants in excess of £1million to help our local communities thrive and survive.

OBE DL Paul Southworth Chair of Trustees

All of this we could not have achieved without the support of our donors, fund holders, partners, staff and trustees here at the Foundation. We have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of funds we manage as more and more of you see the Foundation as a philanthropic solution to providing funds for much needed local causes.

As you turn the pages of this Yearbook and read the richness of the stories that unravel, the random acts of human kindness and the valuable support that continues to enrich our communities, I ask you to share the stories with others who may not have heard about the work of the Foundation and the organisations that it supports and encourage them to contact us, so that we can share the local knowledge and difference that community philanthropy can bring to an area. We look forward to working with you to achieve another 15 years of giving back to vital projects across Northamptonshire to ensure that we continue to make it a better place to live, work and play. Thank you.

Victoria Miles DL Chief Executive


Partnership Works

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The outstanding generosity of our donors and partners enables us to achieve the effective distribution of local funds throughout the county. We thank our partners for their ongoing support to the Foundation and the voluntary and community sector it supports. We were delighted to announce a three year grants programme with The First for Wellbeing Fund, which will support a wide range of health and wellbeing projects and activities across Northamptonshire. A much needed fund proving to be extremely popular with our communities.

Our strong association with Royal and Derngate on their Unforgettable Gift Campaign, meant that 300 disadvantaged children and families got the opportunity to see the Christmas show and pantomime at the theatres. Generous donations came from audience members and from the Foundation who helped to fund the gift of theatre to hundreds of children to enjoy an unforgettable magical live theatre experience.

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the second performance - once again we all had a fabulous time, the children were spellbound. The really great thing about that performance was the screens with the dialogue transcript, so the children got to follow the story better. Pamela Dobson from Northamptonshire Deaf Children’s Society


Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network

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Thanks to a successful award from the Big Lottery Help Through Crisis Fund, Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network is working in partnership with Re:store Northampton, Springs Family Centre and Citizens Advice Northampton and East Northamptonshire to tackle poverty. Northamptonshire Community Foundation will continue to facilitate the Northamptonshire Food Poverty Network promoting best practice in supporting people in crisis and develop a programme for clients of the partnerships to shape local services including volunteer placements and training to help build skills and aspirations. We are delighted that this vital project was originally funded by a generous Foundation fund holder and that the project has continued to grow, develop and attract further strategic funding.

Northamptonshire 100 This local giving circle continues to provide a way to pool funds with other likeminded people; individuals and local businesses to help give back to their county. By giving collectively N100 members give 100% (time and funds) to help create better communities here in Northamptonshire. Each year N100 members choose a giving theme; attend project visits and meet twice a year to award grants to local groups.

St Giles Charities Estates Trust We are working closely with other Charitable Trusts to help them increase their reach and award to projects and organisations in areas of need. St Giles Charities Estates Trust has entrusted the Foundation with generous donations this year, to maximise the impact of their grant giving to disadvantaged and vulnerable people living in Northampton. We are delighted that they have chosen to work strategically and effectively with the Foundation.


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Highlights of our 15th Birthday Year

march International Women’s Day and the launch of the Avon Female Empowerment Fund. High profile speakers included Sarah Franklin, Lawyer and British Women Racing Driver’s Club, Natalie Deacon, Executive Director of Avon, Pauline Black, British singer, actress and author and Suzy Van Rooyen, CEO of The Good Loaf.

may

june

Our Capture the Moment Photography Competition was successfully launched to raise the profile of the Foundation.

We celebrated 15 years of the Foundation with our friends and supporters at a Garden Party hosted by our Chair, Paul Southworth.

july The High Sheriff Initiative Panel visited three groups which they funded; King’s Heath Boxing Club, the Good Loaf and Thorplands Club 81.


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september Our Annual Awards was our best ever, with over 350 people attending to recognise the amazing work of our funded community groups and projects.

november Surviving Winter Appeal. We partnered with Tesco and McManus pubs to raise further funds and the profile of this vital appeal.

december #EndHungerUK Big Conversation Event. The Food Poverty Network held a big conversation event as part of a national campaign to end hunger in the UK


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Raising our Profile In this ever-changing digital age it is vital to have an active online presence to engage with current followers but also new audiences. Social media is also a great tool to form relationships with the local online community as well as businesses. Northamptonshire Community Foundation is now active on six social platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Wordpress and YouTube. Regular updates and content is shared across the six platforms. Our aim at the beginning of the year was to raise the Foundation’s profile online and we’ve done just that. We’ve seen an increase in social media engagement and have gained more followers and interest in the Foundation. A new audience was introduced to the Foundation as a result of our Capture the Moment photography competition.

+900 LIKES ON FACEBOOK

2,900+ FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER

Capture the Moment Photography Competition As part of our 15 year celebrations Northamptonshire Community Foundation launched a photography competition asking residents of Northamptonshire to send their photographs capturing images that showcase the heart of the community and county depicting what their local community means to them. The intention of the photography competition was to raise the profile of the Foundation on social media and target an audience in Northamptonshire that may not be aware of us. We were delighted with the response and the number of shares and likes increased as interest in the competition grew. The competition was heavily promoted through social media with a link directing users to the photography competition app. Through the duration of the competition we received 101 new

likes on Facebook and earned 91.3k impressions and 90 followers on Twitter.


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Braunston Canal, Barry Richardson Barry Richardson was the Judges’ Choice Winner with his photo of the Braunston Canal. With over 70 entries our panel of judges had the difficult task of selecting 12 from the many photographs received, all depicting different aspects of our county. The judges chose Barry’s photo as they felt it represented the community working together and showed the great countryside Northamptonshire has to offer.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Ria Farmer. Ria’s photo was taken on the drive of Delapre Abbey. This award was open to the public on our Facebook page to choose their People’s Choice Winner out of all 75 photo entries from the competition. Ria was crowned our People’s Choice Winner as her photo received a great amount of likes, 194 to be exact and the photo has been shared 31 times on Facebook.

Small Charities Week

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On Small Charities Week we sent our followers a poster and asked them to write down why they love Northamptonshire Community Foundation. We then asked them to send a photo of them holding the poster with their message.

15 year birthday messages As it was our 15 year anniversary we thought it would be nice to hear from the groups and individuals that we’ve funded during our 15 year history of giving. We asked them to send in their happy birthday messages. We then added these to our anniversary tree.


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Named Funds Named Funds continue to inspire donors to channel their giving through the Foundation Establishing a Fund through Northamptonshire Community Foundation Whilst there will always be a place for the conventional route of setting up a charity, a unique feature of Community Foundations is the ability to establish a personal or corporate fund where the administrative burden and legal compliance is managed by us but, importantly, you, the donor can remain as closely involved in the application of your money as you wish. A named fund with Northamptonshire Community Foundation works in a similar way to a charitable trust but is a lot easier to manage. Mick and Sheila White Fund This fund was set up by husband and wife Mick and Sheila White and is facilitated by Northamptonshire Community Foundation to support the county’s brilliant sporting talent. The Eagles bowls team are a recipient of the fund. The Eagles meet every Tuesday night at Kingsthorpe Bowls Club largely comprising of players with Down’s syndrome Supporting young people in sport and their carers. The group were kitted out with smart new polo shirts with a donation from the Mick and Sheila White Fund. Mick has always been a great passion of White said: “They are a fantastic group of people” mine. I am very much a local man,

born and brought up in the town so it is important to me to give a little bit back, helping youth progress in the county and beyond.

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Mick White, Fund holder

The Eagles

“For us, it is all about helping people who go the extra mile and watching The Eagles helps to bring an enormous sense of perspective about life in general.” Mick and Sheila supplied new club polo shirts to The Eagles with their team logo on the front. Mary Muir the team’s co-ordinator said: “The Eagles all love their new shirts. “They have become a real team since receiving them. “The bowlers with disabilities are dressed the same as the helpers and it is very clear to everyone in the club that we are The Eagles. Those with less communication touch The Eagle badge on their shirt and on another person’s shirt, so I know what an impact this has had on us all.”


As a donor, 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 visable or anonymous as each donor requires. We offer a bespoke service to our individual and corporate donors and can give advice as to where your donation will make the maximum impact in the community. Managed by Northamptonshire Community Foundation on behalf of Avon Cosmetics the Avon Female Empowerment Fund offers grants between £250 and £3,000 for projects that will improve the quality of life for women and girls in the county.

Avon has been empowering women for 130 years. At Avon we truly believe that if you empower women you can change the world. I am so proud to launch this fund with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation benefiting women and girls in this area, building on Avon’s history of supporting the causes that matter most to women. Natalie Deacon of Avon Cosmetics

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Avon Female Empowerment Fund Always a Chance Arts & Music Fund Briggs and Forrester Fund Burnett Family Fund Burton Wold Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Castle Partnership Spring Boroughs Fund Cave & Sons Grassroots Endowment Fund Cecil Pettit Fund Child Poverty Action Appeal Coles and Rice Fund Comic Relief Northamptonshire Constance Travis Charitable Trust Corby Community Association Fund Corby Parochial Charities Fund Coventry Community Building Society Fund David Keith Finnemore First World War Centenary Scholarship Fund David Laing Family Fund Diversey Grassroots Endowment Fund Enterprise Solutions Fund Genesis Housing Community Fund Goldsmiths Vulnerable Families Fund Henry Martin Centenary Fund Hevey Building Supplies Fund John Armitage Charitable Fund Jonathan Pearson Fund KHL Partnership Fund Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire Fund for Arts, Music and Heritage Margaret Giffen Memorial Fund Mid-Counties Co-operative Fund Mick and Sheila White Fund Norman Taylor Trust (Elders Fund) New Albion Wind Farm 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 Education Fund Northamptonshire High Sheriff’s Initiative Fund - (incorporating Samaritans Probation Trust) Northamptonshire St. John’s Ambulance Fund Rachael’s Fund Scotts of Thrapston Fund Spire Homes Fund Surviving Winter – Northamptonshire The Suede Respite Fund Sutton Bassett Grassroots Endowment Fund St Giles Charities Trust Fund The Compton Fund for Arts Culture and Heritage in Northamptonshire The Northampton Queen’s Institute Relief 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 General Fund £547 Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge International Women’s Day Fund £887 Eden Park Teenage Parents Northamptonshire Flower Pearls of Peace Zimwomen Association Northamptonshire David Laing Family Fund £100,000 Adrenaline Alley Fair Deal for Kids Campaign Fund £4,007 AFG UK and Friends Baby Basics Northampton KHL Big Local Community Chest Fund £7,759 Corby Community Arts Association Corby Music and Performing Arts Mad2Perform Woodsend Bowling Club Surviving Winter Fund - Northamptonshire £2,990 Care & Repair (Northampton) Northampton Borough Council Small Grants Fund £35,601 Abington Avenue Child Contact Centre Association of Northamptonshire Supplementary Schools C2C Social Action Dancemind Disabled Go Eldean Childcare Ltd EVE Multicultural Festival Northamptonshire Northampton Bangladeshi Association Northampton Door-to-Door service Pearls of Peace Re:Store Northampton Screen Northants Rockin’ Roadrunners Northamptonshire County Council Small Grant Fund £233,990 A Very Royal Street Party for Yardley Gobion Baby Basics Northampton

Bellinge Community House Bradlaugh Fields & Barn Brixworth Heritage Group Brookside Hall Broughton Under Fives Burton Latimer Town Cricket Club Busy Bees Pre-School C2C Social Action Castle Fields Community Group Catalyst Creates CIC Central Vineyard Northampton Cold Ashby Playing Field Association Collyweston Community Shop Community Court Yard Cruse Bereavement Care Northampton Daddys with Angels Daventry & District Housing Ltd Daventry Contact Daventry Volunteer Centre Earls Barton Music Farthingstone Nomads Cricket Club The Film Lab Friends of Abington Park Friends of Across the Boards Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum Fruitful Abundance Good Companions Great Houghton Playing Field Association Gretton Silver Band Growing Together Hargrave Music Festival Heyford Athletic FC Higham Ferrers Gateway Club Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation Inspiring Neighbourhoods CIC Moulton Allotment Association Nene Valley Community Action Nether Heyford Bowls Club Northampton Door-to-Door Service Northampton Gymnastics Academy Northampton Hope Centre Northampton Philharmonic Choir Northampton Street Pastors Northampton Town Football in the Community Northamptonshire Depression Support Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust

Northamptonshire Youngers Club Raunds Community Music Festival Re:Store Northampton Roade Village Hall & Playing Field Charity Rockingham Forest Trust Rush2The Den Tots & Adults Safe Haven Saheli Women’s Group Shine Development Concept CIC SNVB (South Northants Volunteer Bureau) South Northants MENCAP Gateway Club SSAFA Northamptonshire St Barnabas’ Church St Peter’s Church - TNG The Next Generation Standens Barn Wasps Community FC The Castle Wellingborough The Friend-Leys The Hawks and Supporters Foundation The United Benefice of Mears Ashby, Hardwick and Sywell, cum Overstone Tools for Self Reliance Umbrella Cycle Recycle Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire Weedon Sports Association Weekley and Warton Cricket Club Wilby Riding for the Disabled Trust Woodford Community & Sports Club Yelvertoft Pre-School Zimwomen Northamptonshire County Council Youth Grants Fund £152,657 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets Corby Olympic Amateur Boxing Club Crick Colts FC Daventry Rangers Earls Barton Youth Club Free 2 Talk CIC Goldings Youth Project Grange Park Youth Club iDid Adventure Inspiring Neighbourhoods Kettering Air Cadets Kettering Cycling Club Kettering Sea Cadets Northampton Bangladeshi Association

Northamptonshire Angling Action Group Northamptonshire YMCA Performing Room Rotary Club of the Nene Valley The Spitfire Club Springs Family Centre Thorplands Club 81 Time 2 Talk TS Collingwood Unity Leisure t/a Northampton Leisure Trust Northamptonshire County Council Strategic Arts Fund £25,000 Corby Community Arts Association Corby Deep Roots Tall Trees Northampton Music 365 Northamptonshire County Council Seed Innovation Fund £71,070 Candocare Co-operative Corby Furniture Turnaround Project Desborough Cornerstone Trust Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium Relate Northamptonshire Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club (SCCYC) Teamwork Trust The Good Loaf CIC Umbrella Cycle Recycle Northamptonshire Champions £10,000 Amanda Harris Amy Grant Andre Arissol Annabel Thomas Benjamin Vaughan Brodie Coleman Chloe Essam Claire Stancliffe Daniel Savage Elliott Callahan Elyse Giddens Evie Burbidge Evie Giddens George Evans Harry Boynton Hollie Taylor


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India Farrar Indiana Totty Isaac Akers Isabelle Aldridge Jacob Round Jamie Perrin Jessica Anderson Joseph Watkins Luke Spinelli Maisie Summers-Newton Niamh Bailey Piers Gulliver Rose Foden Sam Grant Tahlia Feasy Tom Darling Tom Symons Trinity Leeson Rice Younis Peach Royal & Derngate Arts and Music Fund £1,520 Comic Relief Northamptonshire £46,578 Corby Furniture Turnaround Project Goodwill Solutions CIC Hope Enterprises New Routes Umbrella Community Café

Constance Travis Community First Endowment Fund £55,148 Barnwell Community and Church Action Group Bellinge Community House Brixworth Cricket Club Cerebral Palsy Northamptonshire Community Court Yard Daventry Amateur Athletics Club Guilsborough Playing Field Association Hannington Village Hall Committee Heyford Cricket Club Kings Sutton Youth Club Naseby Village Hall Northampton Music 365 Northamptonshire Deaf Children’s Society Oundle Cinema Park Avenue Methodist Church Rushton Cricket Club Spring Borough Residents Association TATCON Umbrella Cycle Recycle Vision Youth Café Volleyball Northants Zindgani

Henry Martin Centenary Endowment Fund £6,903 Burnett Fund £4,047 Oundle Music Trust Oundle Town Cricket Club Wooden Spoon Grassroots Endowment Fund £6,250 HITZ Northampton Coventry Community Building Society Fund £1,500 Moulton District Guide Units South Northants BS-AC Community First Fund £16,550 DACT Mobility Geddington Village Hall Harlestone Cricket Club Home-Start Wellingborough and District Sacred Sounds Weston Favell Friendship Group

Margaret Giffen Communty First Fund £37,477 ACE Adrenaline Alley Brixworth Christian Fellowship Citizens Advice Services Corby and Kettering Northamptonshire 100 £11,634 (CASCK) Dial (Corby) Northants Friends of West Glebe Park EquATA (Equine Assisted Therapist Assn) HD Media CIC Homestart Northampton Helping Hands Advisory Service LGBT Partnership Integrated Cancer Therapies Reach for Health Nene Valley Community Action Serve Rushden Cecil Pettit Grassroots Endowment Fund £1,900 STAGES The Salvation Army Rothwell Jonathan Pearson Grassroots Endowment Fund Northamptonshire High Sheriff’s Initiative Weldon Cricket Club £11,650 Endowment Fund £10,767 Corby Food Bank Rural Enterprises CIC Hevey Building Supplies Fund £2,890 Daventry Vineyard Church Hope Project Hope Project Wellingborough Daylight Centre Rural Enterprises CIC East Northamptonshire Food Bank Victoria Centre Rachael’s Fund £1,500 Northampton Hope Centre Vision Youth Café Higham Ferrers Gateway Club Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance Northamptonshire Country Centre Re:Store Northampton Genesis Housing Fund £5,000 Blackthorn Good Neighbours Yelvertoft Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund £40,052 All Saints’ Church Yelvertoft Lilbourne Play Area and Park committee Lilbourne Village Hall Yelvertoft Cricket Club Yelvertoft Ladies Choir Yelvertoft Pre-School Yelvertoft Village Hall Management Committee

The Compton Fund for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Northamptonshire £50,178 Corby Community Arts Association Core at Corby Cube Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts Metro-Boulot-Dodo NMPAT Towcester Music and Performing Arts Centre Northamptonshire Museums & Historic Houses Forum Nubiwise Parish Church of St Edmund King & Martyr Hardingstone Phoenix Supplementary Performing Arts School Royal & Derngate Sulgrave Manor Trust Wriggle Dance Theatre The Northampton Queen’s Institute Community First Endowment Fund £20,000 Care & Repair Clubs for Young People Northamptonshire Northampton Door-to-Door Service Re:Store Northampton Briggs & Forrester Fund £2,875 Support for stroke sufferers St Giles Charities Trust Fund £24,466 Kings Heath Over 50s Live at Home Northampton Manna House Counselling Service NASS Northampton Northampton Town Football in the Community Rockin’ Roadrunner Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club Sutton Bassett Grassroots Endowment Fund £400 Community Heartbeat Trust


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Welcome to our Impact Review 2016

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Welcome to the Foundation’s third Impact Review. 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 Northamptonshire. The data paints a picture of the demonstrated 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 within the last year. 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. We provide impact case studies across individual awards and donor programmes. The themes, outcomes and indicators of the framework enable us 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. Based on projects completed in the last year submitted to the Foundation we have supported 121,466 people at an average cost of £6.33 per beneficiary. Out of 121,466* beneficiaries for completed projects 25,879 were in the top 20% of most deprived areas nationally. 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 living in the top 20% of most deprived areas. Our impact review work also helps inform us of our impact challenges for the following year which staff will address through a range of good practice approaches. The Foundation Impact Committee also reviews the Foundation’s progress every 6 months. Last year we worked towards increasing funding opportunities for groups in Wellingborough and Kettering for example. We were able to increase the beneficiary reach in Kettering from 3490 to 11,441 and in Wellingborough from 6737 to 16,700 based on completed reports. This was achieved through targeted communications and press, funder fayres, partnership working, face to face meetings with local groups and voluntary and community sector representatives. Northamptonshire Community Foundation also works in partnership with Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire to better support the groundwork for voluntary and community activity to thrive in local communities. This helps 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 we can help you make a lasting impact on an issue you feel passionate about. *Please note that one beneficiary may have benefited by more than one project but this is not information we can quantify or track and also an individual may have benefited in several different ways via a project.


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8060

PEOPLE USING NEW AND IMPROVED COMMUNITY FACILITIES

28,944 PEOPLE TAKING PART IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

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NEW COMMUNITY FACILITIES CREATED

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NEW COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

The range of activities funded includes community centres, youth and lunch clubs, celebratory and information events.

IMPACT CASE STUDY: ROCKIN’ ROADRUNNERS The Rockin’ Roadrunner is a nightclub for adults with disabilities. The club aims to allow people with disabilities and their carers a safe, fun event where they can access live music, DJ and performers. The club also creates opportunities for users to train in workshops and to perform or show work at the clubs events and annual festival. These activities aim to support users teaching new skills, building confidence and relationships. Over the last 5 years the club has hosted their annual Roadrunner Mini Festival. As a result of the grant the group was able to put on a programme of creative workshops for adults with learning disabilities resulting in working with an artist and team to be able to learn new skills, higher support ratio enabling more people to access the activity, making arts more accessible, safe and trusted environment for beneficiaries. 90 people participated in community activities as part of the project and for 36 people it was their first opportunity to do so.


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The range of activities include food and fuel poverty initiatives, debt counselling, projects supporting independent living and welfare advocacy.

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IMPACT CASE STUDY: BABY BASICS NORTHAMPTON Baby Basics provides Moses Baskets full of essential items for Mums with babies who find themselves struggling financially at this critical time of life. The service was set up in 2013 by 4 mums who volunteered their time, with the support of their local church and community to provide this valuable service to Health Care professionals.

1551

PEOPLE WERE SUPPORTED TO ACHIEVE INDEPENDENT LIVING AND

581

Baby Basics used their grant to recruit a part time member of staff to manage the current day to day operations of the project. This involved managing referrals from Health care professionals and other agencies, the donations process, volunteers, and general administration attached to recording information and ensuring that every basket that is sent out meets health and safety requirements. As a result of the grant 366 mums were able to access support services and be provided with resources to make life a little easier and reduce financial stress.

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2074

1484

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PEOPLE AT TENDIN G TRAINING OF WH ICH FOR 8 PEOPLE IT WAS T HEIR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO

NEW ROUTES

We helped people back into education and training The range of activities includes lifelong learning, training and work placements and social enterprise activity.

IMPACT CASE STUDY: NEW ROUTES New Routes is a community group which currently works with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in Northamptonshire, aged 12-16, who are struggling to stay in school or have not attended school for some time. These young people include those living in care or foster homes, young people with learning disabilities, including; ADHD, ADD, Asperger’s or low spectrum Autism and young carers. The group were awarded a grant to sponsor two ponies for young people to take part in a riding club. The project provided the young people the opportunity to learn how to care for horses, how to ride horses, how to work as a team and integrate on a positive level within the wider team at Holcot and work with the public. The young people learn transferable life skills and also have the opportunity of being accredited through the Northampton Open College Network. As a result of the grant award 12 young people have completed entry level and level 1 qualification in employability skills. All of the year 2 school leavers have moved on to higher education and the project has played an important role in facilitating this. The group has been able to help young people develop socially and emotionally.

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ONGOING VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES SUPPORTED

We got people volunteering The range of activities includes volunteering schemes and volunteering placements across a diverse range of groups working across a range of themes and geography.

IMPACT CASE STUDY: OUNDLE MUSIC TRUST

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REGULAR NUMBER OF RS VOLUNTEE SUPPORTED

The Oundle Music Trust aims to promote, develop and maintain education and appreciation of the arts and science of music in all its aspects and assorted art form. This is achieved through the promotion of concerts, an annual music festival and box office activities supporting other local arts organisations. The grant awarded supports performances during the Oundle International Festival 2016 provided a choir of amateur singers drawn from the Oundle area and funded rehearsal time. As a result of the grant award 2 volunteering opportunities were available which people could volunteer as stewards or take part in the choir. 5 volunteer stewards helped at the performance selling tickets, handing out programmes, showing people to their seats and selling interval drinks. There were 22 volunteers who took part in the choral workshop.


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Our environment The range of activities include pocket parks and green spaces, allotments, community transport schemes, walking and cycling

IMPACT CASE STUDY: PHOENIX RESOURCE CENTRE

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PEOPLE TAKING PART IN GARDENING ACTIVITIES

Phoenix Resource Centre is a Charity which works towards the protection and preservation of the environment for the public benefit by the promotion of waste reduction, re-use reclamation, recycling, the use of recycled products and the use of surplus. The group were awarded a grant to support staffing costs to support a food hub to redistribute food surplus to local food banks and other support agencies. The project was also supported by 15 volunteers. The main benefit of the grant award has been the availability and redistribution of a greater volume of food to and via the food banks, family centre and other support projects within Northamptonshire as well as a greater variety offering a healthier food based lifestyle. This has obvious and hidden benefits for the thousands of people that have access to the food banks during the grant term. This includes regular and healthier mealtime options improving overall wellbeing. The project has enabled 1000 people to be supported. It has meant a positive environmental impact of reducing food that would have gone to landfill. Overall 260 tonnes of waste was diverted from landfill.

593

PEOPLE USING PUBLIC SPACES INCLUDING ALLOTMENTS

297

TONNES OF WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL


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We enabled people to get healthy and active The range of activities includes healthy eating projects, disability support groups, sports and exercise clubs, counselling and support services.

IMPACT CASE STUDY: THE HEALTHY EATING PROJECT The Healthy Eating Project is a local community group providing workshops and learning opportunities that engage people in activities that promote their health and wellbeing. Such activities include cookery workshops, sexual health workshops, sporting activities, performing arts, complementary therapies and mentoring. The group were awarded a grant to run 40 healthy eating workshops working alongside people to examine their food choices; to revise their diets to embrace a healthier approach to food. Sessions include: the role of the food groups in our diet; and how they have an impact on health; recipes and menu creation for different health needs; developing cooking skills and shopping on a budget.

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PEOPLE TAKING PART IN SPORTS, LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF WHICH

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As a result of the award the group were able to support 61 people and have been a local resource for people with illness and/or a disability where they can access information and support their diet and health. 31 people reported improved health and 4 people also took part in sports, exercise and leisure activities as a result of the project. The project has also developed a cookery book to generate income based on the work of the group.

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4015 PEOPLE REPORTING IMPROVED HEALTH (MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL)

11,692 PEOPLE TAKING PART IN ACTIVITIES PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

28,708 6035 WERE NEW PEOPLE


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14,645 PEOPLE TAKING PART IN ARTS AND CREATIVE PROJECTS

ISITING PEOPLE V L A LOCA SITE HERITAGE

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We helped people get into arts, culture and heritage

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The range of activities includes dance, music, theatre, crafts, photography, digital media and the preservation and promotion of local audiences.

IMPACT CASE STUDY: LOOKING GLASS THEATRE Looking Glass Theatre is a local community theatre which aims to provide opportunities for young people under the age of 25 to enjoy and participate in theatre and the arts and puts on several plays throughout the year to schools, rural and community venues. The group were awarded a grant to perform in the churchyard of the historic St. Peter’s Church, Marefair, Northampton, with an outdoor performance of ‘Wind in the Willows’ and in Hazelrigg House an old historic building. Overall 375 people visited the Church and 1342 people were in the audience for all performances including performances in Kettering and rural venues. 180 Primary School children from St. James, Spring Lane and Malcolm Arnold were able to see a live theatre show on their doorstep for no cost. It was also the first professional job for the actors following on from graduating.

THEATRE

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NEW COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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We helped make communities safer The range of activities includes safer community initiatives, projects reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, victim support, neighbourhood watch schemes and personal safety programmes.

IMPACT CASE STUDY: RURAL ENTERPRISES CIC Rural Enterprises CIC offers informal educational opportunities for young people and their families to learn how to grow and produce their own food and to learn about other rural crafts. The group offer opportunities through after school clubs, Young Farmers clubs and during the day, to those in need of a more practical kind of education that is provided by school. The grant award supported a refurbishment project that has enabled the group to expand a programme of working with excluded young people to gain skills in growing their own food, preparing and cooking food and business skills. As a result of the grant award 60 students at risk of exclusion from school have been the main beneficiaries of this grant award being diverted from anti-social behaviour. Through working with the young people the group have enabled them to remain in school and participate in work experience places locally. Working with Green Acres has allowed students to complete their GCSE examinations which in turn has given them the opportunity to further their education by giving them the qualifications to be able to apply for college placements.

PEOPLE REPORTED FEELING SAFER IN THEIR COMMUNITY

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YOUNG OFFENDERS TAKING PART IN PROJECTS AND HAD NOT RE-OFFENDED WITHIN 3 MONTHS

PEOPLE DIVERTED FROM CRIME AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

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EX-OFFENDERS TAKING PART IN PROJECTS AND HAD NOT RE-OFFENDED WITHIN 3 MONTHS

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We helped people get back to work

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NEW BUSINESS STARTED

The range of activities included work and training placements, new job creation, skill building and training schemes.

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NEW WORK PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE

IMPACT CASE STUDY: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COMMUNITY HOUSING NETWORK Northamptonshire Community Housing Network helps people with disabilities to find the right home and supports people to set up and run their own business. They also help organisations to better help disabled people in the areas of housing and work. The grant award supported training and promotion costs to train business enablers, provide self employment course, resources and materials to support disabled people getting back into work. As a result of the project 63 people started on the pathway to employability and 75 people attended training as part of the project activity.

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PEOPLE BECOMING SELF EMPLOYED AS A RESULT OF A PROJECT

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PEOPLE STARTED ON THE PATHWAY TO EMPLOYABILITY

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Ways to give Get involved 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. We make philanthropy affordable, easy to manage, tax and cost effective and as visible or anonymous as each donor requires. We offer a bespoke philanthropic service and can give advice as to where your support will make the maximum impact in the community.

NAMED FUNDS

LEAVING A LEGACY

BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR GIVING CIRCLE

You can also:  give cash  transfer shares  or even donate property Whatever mechanism suits your circumstances, we will ensure your giving is handled tax efficiently, whether you are an individual, charitable trust or a business.

ONE-OFF OR REGULAR CASH DONATIONS

TRANSFER OF A CHARITABLE TRUST

The Benefits of transferring a Charitable Trust to Northamptonshire Community Foundation:

We can often provide better returns on investments as we are able to pool larger sums of money which are effectively and prudently managed through appointed investment managers.

Our local expertise means that we can identify current social need and often find beneficiaries and causes that provide the 21st century equivalent of the issues the original trust was set up to tackle.

Trustees can release the responsibility of managing and administering a trust fund directly, but retain an interest in the fund by acting as an adviser or continuing to award grants.


Our Year | 25 The Compton Fund was originally set up to support Arts, Culture and Heritage projects in the County, but we were able to widen the objects of the fund to support those disadvantaged communities to meet a growing need of poverty here in Northamptonshire. The Foundation works with us, to help distribute our fund and we acknowledge that they have the reach, knowledge and expertise to respond to the different needs of our communities. They measure the impact , exercise due diligence and regularly report back to us so we know that our fund is making a real difference to those who need it most. Lord and Lady Northampton

, Screen Northantsugh ro a group funded th nd Fu The Compton Clients sometimes want to make a lasting contribution to the local community that helped them thrive and prosper. Often this is when they sell their business out, as was the case with Mick and Sheila White of Dalepak. When Mick and Sheila wanted to use some of their business sale proceeds to help local young sportspeople, I referred them to Northamptonshire Community Foundation for two reasons. First, the Foundation has the infrastructure to take care of all the regulatory requirements so Mick and Sheila can just enjoy the process of seeing their donation make a difference without any worries. Secondly, the Foundation’s model is just what they wanted – not just to make a difference to someone’s life this year, but to make a difference every year. Phil Harris, Harris and Co.

As Administrator for a number of small Charity Trusts this year I have found it more and more difficult to organise meetings to bring together a quorate number of Trustees. I have also encountered difficulties completing self-certification forms and money laundering regulations with investors particularly when the Charity involved is so small. The Northamptonshire Community Foundation has the necessary qualities, expertise and professional staff to ensure that the Coles and Rice Charity continues into the future helping local people to achieve a better quality of life. Marina Eaton Trainee Legal Executive at Wilson Browne Solicitors.


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Spreading the warmth for On Giving Tuesday we launched our annual Surviving Winter appeal to raise vital funds to support older people in Northamptonshire through the bleak winter months. The winter can be one of the hardest seasons to get through for the most vulnerable in our community due to social isolation and the cold. With money raised from the appeal we aim to work to reduce the number of older vulnerable people in Northamptonshire who die from the cold and poor living conditions to 0.

The Big Give Match Funding Challenge On Giving Tuesday we called on everyone to support the appeal to ensure we could help even more of the most vulnerable in our communities and remind them that they are not forgotten. Every donation made on this day was doubled by our pledge donors. With the kind donations from our supporters we raised an amazing

£4,514.50 for our Surviving Winter appeal on one day.

#survivingwinterscarfie

#SurvivingWinterScarfie

Tesco Wellingborough

We asked our supporters to send in their Surviving Winter Scarfies to raise awareness of the Surviving Winter Appeal on social media.

Tesco donate £1,000 to Surviving Winter Tesco Wellingborough stores wrapped up warm to support Surviving Winter with all of their staff wearing scarves in stores across Wellingborough. Tesco generously donated £1,000 to kick start the Surviving Winter appeal on Giving Tuesday. As well as fundraising for Surviving Winter, Tesco also donated 100 blankets and food boxes to Northamptonshire’s Food Poverty Network. The blankets and food boxes will be distributed to those most in need during the winter months.


Our Year | 27 McManus Pub Company become our new charity partner

Mr Fletton’s Story

The popular Northamptonshire pub company are working with us to support the Surviving Winter appeal. Surviving Winter collection boxes have been placed at all 14 McManus pubs in the county. All customers dining will be given a card with their bill promoting the appeal.

The total for Surviving Winter since the campaign launched in 2010 is £200,000

There are also selected ‘winter warmer’ dishes where a donation from every dish sold will be given to Surviving Winter.

Mr Don Fletton beneficiary of the Surviving Winter Fund Serve Rushden are previous recipients of the Surviving Winter Fund.

Paul McManus & Paul Southworth at Fox & Hounds “I am delighted that we are able to join as a partner for the Surviving Winter campaign in Northamptonshire. Throughout the winter period, at our pubs and restaurants, we will be raising funds to support this great cause to help local people who are more vulnerable at this time of year” Gary McManus

The funding has provided one to one monitoring of particularly vulnerable older people who have been identified by their care workers and other methods, such as referral by friends or relatives. Mr Fletton received support from Serve Rushden & has benefited from the activities and services they provide.


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Thank you to our supporters Rosemarie Anderson Sir Peter & Lady Ellwood CBE, DL Richard A Gill Satbachan S Sehmi ACS Recruitment Solutions LLP Michael Adrian Evans AES Wind Generation Neelam Aggarwal-Singh Millie Aldersley Nick Allen Dennis Allsopp Always a Chance David Armstrong Ashby Lowery Residential John Attwood Edward Aubrey-Fletcher DL Barclays Corporate A Barkas Gillian Barnes Fanny Barnett Barratt Strategic Jane M Barrow Dialsingh Bassan Sharon Bassett M Batson-Patel Sally Beardsworth Sandra Bell Big Lottery Fund Emma Bignell M Billingham Claire Booth Lord Boswell of Aynho DL Brian Brough Lady Penelope Braye DL I C Brown Derek Bull Naomi Butters M J Buxton Rebecca Campion Lily Canter Cave & Sons Ltd CCLA Investment Management Limited Patricia Challens Challens Charity Link Cheaney Shoes Ltd

John Church CBE DL Andy Clarke Gill Clarke Raymond Clifford Charles Coaker Compton Charitable Trust Michael Connell Simon Conner Cottingham Parish Council John Curtis Maureen Curtis M Wendy Curtis Daventry District Council David Williams Independent Financial Advisers Keith Davidson Bianca de Capell Brooke David Deacon Ronald P Dean Jacqueline Desmond Victor Dibosa John Dickie Theresa Dickson Sarah Dixon dng Dove Naish Norman Donovan Andrew Douce Katharine Dowsett Peter Doyle William Dredge Duston School Sir Peter & Lady Ellwood Penelope Escombe MBE DL Eurocontinental Logistics Ltd Richard Evans Eveden Eveden Ltd Fablink UK Ltd Angela Farmbrough David Farmbrough Georgina Farndon Kate Farndon Julia Faulkner Deirdre Fenwick Ben Finnimore Victoria Fishburn Annis Flew Peter & Dee Flory Fortitude Financial Planning Ltd Fredericks Foundation

Brian Gallen Caroline Susan Galloway Emery Gardner Annis Garfield R. R. Gay Gay Gardner Joan M Giles Doreen Godden Grant Goodlad John Gorell (Barnes) Valma Grady Grant Thornton UK LLP Greens Norton Parish Council Diana Griffiths John Griffiths-Elsden Guilsborough School John R Hardaker Sheila Hardaker Hardingstone Relief in Need Charity Sir Ewan & Lady Harper Jennifer Harper John Harris Heart of England Community Foundation Henry Martin Ltd Hevey Building Supplies Ltd Hewitsons Bob Heygate High Sheriff’s Initiative Roy Hodges Jennifer Hodghton Anne Holemans Penny Hopkins Jean Howell Howes Percival LLP W E Huckerby A Huntington Sally Imrie Interdirect Martin Jeffrey Alistair Jepson John Armitage Charitable Trust John D Johnson Michael Jones H Kantorowich Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd Nigel Kenyon KHL Big Local

Jonathan Kingsleigh-Smith Kirby Laing Foundation KPMG LLP (UK) Caroline Laing David Laing Ian Laing Max & Diane Lang R Lantsbery Evan Larke Simon Leatham Simon Leather Linda Lee Kim Lever Bryan Lewin Terry Lewis Sylvia Lightburne Colin Lill Richard Lindley B J Little Hywell Lloyd Loake Brothers Ltd Localgiving.com Pam Long Jennifer Lowther Lowther Charitable Settlement Matt Lynch Jill Macdonald-Buchanan DL Kevin & Janet Marchand Margeret Giffen Charitable Trust Lynn Margetts Michael H Marketis Alan Maskell Dominic McClean Patrick McCooey Catriona McMullen D McMullen Bill McQuillan Moore Stephens LLP Dr A J L Mukhtar NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland David Nelson New Ark Foundation Alison Newcomb NHS Retirement Fellowship, Kettering NHS Trust John Nicholson JP DL Norman Taylor Educational & Aid for the Elderly Trust


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Lord and Lady Northampton Northampton Borough Council Northamptonshire County Council Northamptonshire County Golf Club NorthamptonshireEnterprise Partnership Jane Orr Michael Orton-Jones Parochial Church Council of All Saints Lady Parsons Paul Parsons Mrs Pasley-Tyler PBC - Business Recovery & Insolvency Jonathan & Anne Pearson Lavinia Perry John Powell Princess Motor Yacht Sales Pyke Smith & Cutler Ltd Rathbones Investment Management David Reynolds OBE, DL Colin Richardson Colin Richmond-Watson Ricoh UK Martin Riley Sir John & Lady Robinson Sally Robinson Alan Roddis Paul Rogers P R Rose Rotary Club of Northampton Lady Rowley Terry L Roy Royal and Derngate Theatre RS Components Ltd Sue Rudge Saga Magazine W F Saunders Michael Sawford Guy Schanschieff MBE Scotts of Thrapston Ltd Gary Shaeffer Milan Shah MBE Mo Shapiro Pamela Shapland Andrew Shaw William Shaw Shaw Energy & Chemicals Ltd James & Sorrel Shepherd-Cross

Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity Ivan Sljivic Kevin and Suzie Smith Annabel Smyth-Osbourne Kay Soteriou South Northamptonshire Council Paul Southworth OBE SP Law LLP Spire Homes Mike Stanton Staverton CEV Primary School Rosalind Stoddart Ian Tansley The Burnett Family Fund The Constance Travis Charitable Fund The Freemasons Grand Charity The Friend-Leys The Graduate The Northampton Queen’s Institute Relief in Sickness Fund The Red Thread Partnership The Townsend Family Charitable Trust The University of Northampton The Wake Fund The Wakeham Trust T Thelwall John Thorpe Joan M Tice OBE DL Tollers Solicitors Robert & Joanna Tomkinson Anne Toms John Townsend John Tusting Unipart Group Leonard Viner Victoria Miles DL Virani Food Products Ltd Peter Waddup Edna Wadsworth Waitrose Charles & Joan Wake Sir Hereward Wake Bt MC Lady Wake JP DL Catherine Wakeford P J Wallinger Jean Watkinson

Peter Wakeford Sir Patrick Walker KCB Bruce Wall Weatherley Charitable Trust Frank White Janice Willis Wilson Browne Solicitors Women in Business Network David & Linda Wood Woodstone Charitable Trust John Woollett Yorkshire Bank David Zigl

Annual Awards Ceremony at the Royal an d Derngate

15th Anniversary Garden Party


Staff, Trustees & Members Patron David Laing, HM LordLieutenant of Northamptonshire President Deirdre Fenwick DL Chairman Paul Southworth OBE, DL

Staff Victoria Miles DL Chief Executive Rachel McGrath Grants Director (Deputy Chief Executive) Naomi Butters Fund Development Manager

Trustees Anne Burnett DL John Griff David Knight Deirdre Newham MBE, DL, JP Paul Parsons Sally Robinson Guy Schanschieff MBE Dawn Thomas Hassan Shah Jo Gordon

Members Robert Tomkinson James Shepherd Cross DL John Bruce Sandra Bell Alan Maskell Wendi Buchanan Keith Davidson Linda Davis-Sinclair John Nicholson David Reynolds Charles Wake Lady Catherine Morton DL A full set of the Foundation’s recent audited annual accounts can be accessed online at www.ncf.uk.com

Introducing...

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Lucy Davies, Grants and Communications Officer “I’ve been working for the Foundation as a Communications and Grants Officer for nearly a year now. I have really enjoyed my time here so far. It has been great to promote the brilliant work of the Foundation and to see how it is making a real difference to people’s lives in Northamptonshire.”

Anthony Brinklow Grants Team Assistant Rachel Cooke Administration Development Officer Kevin Smith External Financial Advisor Lucy Davies Grants and Communications Officer Olumide Fadahunsi Apprentice Administration Officer

Hassan Shah, Trustee “The NCF performs a fundamental role in the county by ensuring that charitable funds are properly managed and ultimately reach the most vulnerable in our local community and it does so with transparency, equity and imagination. I am truly honoured to join the Board of Trustees.”

Grants Advisors Kizzy MacDonald Morcea Walker MBE Steve Summers Neelam Aggarwal-Singh MBE DL

Grants Assessors Terence O’Callaghan Srihari Iyengar Jo Nutt Lucy Nyingi Michael Heaton Lynn Hogg Fiona Cowan Dawn Thomas

Dawn Thomas, Trustee “Working within the 3rd sector for the last 12 years I have always appreciated the support my organisation has received from Northamptonshire Community Foundation in the past. I am now thrilled to be able to give something back whilst supporting other organisations access the wealth of knowledge and support the Foundation offers. I hope I will be able to serve as well as the previous trustees before me and look forward to the next fifteen years of the Foundations growth and reach throughout the county.”


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Inspired by what you’ve read? 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. Get involved with a variety of ways to give. If you’d like more information on how to get involved please go to: www.ncf.uk.com

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Northamptonshire Community Foundation Yearbook 2015/2016