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Northamptonshire Community Foundation

#PovertyHurts - Northamptonshire's Cost of Living Crisis Appeal

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is raising urgent funds to help local charities and community groups support people experiencing financial hardship and distress during the current cost of living crisis.
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Closed on 31/12/2022
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Northamptonshire Community Foundation in partnership with local newspapers has launched its #PovertyHurts appeal to raise urgent funds to help tackle increasing poverty and the impact of the current cost of living crisis for some of our most vulnerable local residents and those already experiencing financial distress. It will ensure that people who have been plunged into poverty can get the support they need.

We are encouraging local residents that can afford to do so to donate all or part of the energy rebate to our #PovertyHurts appeal. If 2500 residents donated the energy rebate we would raise £1 million to support local charities and community groups providing a much needed lifeline and services to people in financial hardship in Northamptonshire. All donations are welcome no matter how small. Every act of generosity is welcome at this time.

Rachel McGrath CEO for Northamptonshire Community Foundation said:

"Nobody should be struggling to cover their basic needs or making a choice between heating and eating. We know through feedback from local community groups and charities that many residents are going through really tough times especially those that have already been struggling with financial hardship. We supported our local communities through our Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund appeal during the pandemic and we will continue to do what we can through the current cost of living emergency to ensure help is provided to those who need it most."

To help kickstart the appeal, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, will be able to match fund the first £20,000 raised £1 for £1. Once match funding is secured through public donations the foundation will start making urgent grants to local charities such as food banks and fuel poverty support, debt advice, help for people with disabilities and older people, access to digital support and community transport services, homelessness charities, mental health support and wellbeing services.

About the charity

We are a grant-making charity, awarding much-needed grants across the county to create safer, stronger communities. Projects we fund include breakfast clubs, peer support groups for people living with disabilities, activities for older people, youth clubs, sporting activities and so much more.

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