Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Shining a Spotlight on Rural Community Needs

Our Shining a Spotlight on Rural Community Needs campaign will run throughout 2023, with the aim of championing and supporting rural communities across Northamptonshire.
£142,801
raised of £200,000 target
by 1 supporter
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Our Shining a Spotlight on Rural Community Needs campaign will run throughout 2023, with the aim of championing and supporting rural communities across Northamptonshire.

Supporting rural communities

We are delighted that we have £100,000 to kickstart a match fund appeal to boost grant awards to rural community projects, thanks to the generous support of the Constance Travis Charitable Trust.

Every pound you donate will release funds to make grants to projects supporting rural communities in 2023.

Tackling poverty & access to services

Nearly a third of the county live within rural communities, including rural towns. At Northamptonshire Community Foundation, we are developing a focus on rural philanthropy to ensure that these communities get their fair share of funding. This in turn will help tackle urgent needs such as poverty and access to services across our local villages and countryside. We invite you to get involved across the coming weeks and months.

We have recently been working with local donors and partners to raise and distribute funds in order to support a number of projects to tackle food and fuel poverty during the current energy crisis.

From this work, we have recognised the need to ensure funds are directed to tackle poverty in rural communities. A recent report from the Rural Services Network evidences how the cost of living crisis is hitting people living in rural areas harder than those living in towns and cities; people living in the countryside have to pay much more on essentials such as heating, housing and transport.

Get involved

Throughout 2023 we will be holding a series of Community Conversations to look at local need and community solutions with donors, partners and charities. We will be highlighting: facts and data about need across our rural communities, the good work taking place to provide activities and services, and our work in partnership with charities and networks championing rural needs in Northamptonshire.

Our match fund appeal will see the launch of a Northamptonshire rural Communities Fund, so we can start tackling the needs highlighted in our Community Conversations.

We will publish an updated Hidden Needs Report in 2023, which will also highlight needs across rural communities in the county.

For more information, contact Rachel McGrath, our CEO - rachel@ncf.uk.com - or Dean Jones, our Head of Giving & Development - dean@ncf.uk.com

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.

Donation summary

Total raised
£142,801.00
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£100.00
Offline donations
£142,701.00
Direct donations
£100.00
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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