Margaret Giffen Community Fund

Northampton Community Foundation

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The Northampton Community Foundation is inviting applications for the Margaret Giffen Community Fund to support projects up to £3000 tackling disadvantage and poverty across Corby, Kettering and North Northamptonshire.

Funding Information

Margaret Giffen Community Fund supports projects up to £3000.

Eligible Projects

Example projects might include:

  • Projects tackling child poverty, food poverty or fuel poverty
  • Projects providing free or low cost access to education and training activities
  • Free or low cost access to arts, sports and recreational activities for families on a low income
  • Advice, advocacy and support services for vulnerable residents

Eligibility Criteria

  • Your project can be a new activity, start up costs for a new group or service or building on the good work you already do. Revenue and Capital Funding is eligible.
  • Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group. Please note that as a general exclusion they do not fund social enterprises with persons with significant control (PSC).
  • Your total budget for the project you are applying for cannot be more than £20,000
  • You must have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee
  • You must have a set of written rules or a constitution that your group adheres to. They can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group
  • You must take care to ensure that young people or vulnerable people taking part in your activity do not come to any harm whilst in your care. To this end, you must have written procedures for keeping young people and/or vulnerable people safe otherwise known as a Child Protection or Vulnerable people’s policy. You will also need an equalities policy in place.