Lilbourne Windfarm Fund

£2,000 available annually to Yelvertoft village organisations. Priority will be given to groups who attend the Annual Parish Meeting, and non-constituted groups as constituted groups are encouraged to apply for the Yelvertoft windfarm fund. Lilbourne Windfarm Grant Procedure and Application Form Nov 2017. Deadline: 31st January annually.

Yelvertoft Windfarm Fund

Grants available up to £7,000 although larger projects may be considered. Available to any constituted group / organisation in Yelvertoft. For further information and to apply visit the NCF website here.

Janet and Bryan Moore Trust

Grants available up to £20,000 projects that help enhance and unite local communities such as childcare, scout groups, fitness groups and churches.  For further info and to apply please visit their website.

Prince’s Countryside Fund

Grants of up to £50k available for projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. Applications should support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside e.g. improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses, community shops, support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience helping children learn about food and farming. Visit the website for further information and to apply.

National Lottery – Awards For All England

Grants of between £300 and £10,000. Available to community groups, schools and Parish Councils with a bank account. Will fund activities that benefit the community such as hosting events / activities / performances, purchasing new equipment / materials, running training courses, setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group, carrying out special repairs or conservation work, expenses for volunteers, pay for workers and professional fees, transport costs. Visit the website for further information and to apply.

Funding Information and Help

Voluntary Impact is a website that gives details of funding and grant opportunities. They also have great advice on how to complete forms, obtain funding etc. Visit the website for further information.

Daventry District Council – Capital Grants

Grants available for organisations needing assistance with capital investment. Up to 50% of the total costs for projects valued over £1,000 is available and applications are welcome at any time throughout the year. To be eligible, the capital asset must be available in the District for a minimum of three years. Grants available from £500 to £15,000. For building works, the organisation must either own the property/land or have some form of long-term lease agreement with the land/building owner. For further information and to apply visit the website.

Daventry District Council – One-Off Event Community Funding

Grants of up to £500 are available to cover the up-front costs of putting on a community event. A key aim of these grants is to enable community groups to raise further funds from their community event. Applications are welcome from voluntary and community groups within Daventry District at any time throughout the year. Support is required from the Parish Council. Match funding from the organisation or Parish Council required. For further information and to apply visit the website here.

Daventry District Council – Community Project Funding

Up to £1,000 funding available to voluntary and community groups within Daventry District for the purchase of small items of equipment, or for training and/or volunteer expenses. Applications are welcome at any time throughout the year. For further information and to apply visit the website here.

Daventry District Council – Climate Action Grant

Up to £1,000 grant available to be used to fund a range of projects, such as tree or wildflower planting, reuse or recycling schemes, litter-picking initiatives and much more. For further information and to apply visit the website here.

Daventry District Council – Care and Repair

Home owner grants of up to £5,000 now available! Home Repairs Assistance Grants (HRAs) can provide up to £5,000 to fund a range of work and essential repairs to your home including repair/replacement  central heating boilers and radiators, new security measures, replacement windows and doors, roof repairs and replacements, and so much more. If you are a homeowner over the age of 18 and in receipt of a qualifying income related benefit why not give Care & Repair a call today. Interest free ‘Top-up’ loans are now also available. For work costing more than £5,000, eligible homeowners can also access a further £5,000 in the form of an interest-free loan that is only repayable when your property is sold. To find out if you could be eligible for a HRA Grant or Interest Free Loan contact Care & Repair. Email: . Phone:  01327 871100. Website.

Biffa Award

Award grants to projects that provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 available. You will need to find a third party contributor(s) to provide 10% of the grant you are applying for. For further information and to apply visit the website.


Grants available from between £5,000 and £50,000 for rural businesses in Northamptonshire. Applications considered from rural businesses: Enhancing farm productivity, Supporting farm diversification, Local food based projects, Local forestry based projects, Businesses with a link to agriculture or forestry, Supporting tourism , those which have a quantifiable positive impact on rural economy e.g. village shops, pubs, transport, village halls etc. , woodland owners. Visit the website for further information and to apply.

Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community. Open to everyone – Aviva customers, employees, insurance brokers or financial advisers (whether associated with Aviva or not) and the general public. Get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and your project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds. Awards up to £25,000. Visit the website for further information and to apply.


Grants available for small to medium businesses in Northamptonshire. Growth revenue grants (£1,000-£10,000) will fund up to a maximum of 33% of the total price of the goods or services. This type of grant will support specialist consultancy, projects, goods and services related to increasing sales, improving productivity and profitability and improving business processes. Grants have previously been awarded to support market research, website design, re-branding, marketing collateral, customer relationship management software and recruitment for hard-to-fill posts. Maximum Velocity capital grants (£5,000 to £50,000) will fund up to a maximum of 25% of the total price. Project ideas include investment in technology or processes that facilitate growth and create jobs, such as plant equipment, new machinery, and an extension to land or premises.  Visit the website to apply.

Sports England

Various grants available.  Small grants £300 to £10,000 for non-profit organisations to help people play more sport. A larger community asset fund dedicated to enhancing public spaces in our local community. Any outdoor space could be considered. New grants available all the time so a website to keep revisiting.  Visit the website to apply.

Rural Business Hub Grants for Village Halls and Community Buildings

The programme offers grants from £500 up to a maximum of £10,000 and can fund projects such as:

  • Creating or improving an existing room so it is suitable for a meeting room with AV equipment and Wi-Fi capability
  • Improving the building fabric and comfort of the hall to attract more bookings from micro-businesses such as fitness instructors and educators. Examples include new flooring, new doors and windows, better insulation, a more efficient heating system. Decorations and new furnishings might also qualify if they are part of a more substantial project to improve the actual building fabric
  • Provision of new space or improvement to existing space for a community service such as a day nursery or pre-school

The programme will also cover the installation of Wi-Fi and the first year of its contract. Improvements don’t have to be exclusively for business use, they can benefit all users of the facility but must demonstrate in what way the improvements could support new or existing use by businesses or social enterprises. Match funding for the scheme is 50% although this can include in-kind support from volunteering time to enable these improvements which set at £10 per hour. Visit the website to apply.

Yelvertoft Community Funding Initiative.   ‘Friends of Yelvertoft’

Yelvertoft has access to a many sources of funding available which could enhance and support our community, however each source of funding has its own rules and regulations and many of these are not available for the Parish Council (PC) to apply to.  The route to obtaining this funding is often complex and the PC has asked for help in providing support on these applications. To be clear, although the Funding Initiative is a PC initiative, it will have no link to the PC, takes no direction from the PC, and is a completely independent initiative supporting each organisation separately and possibly several in competition for the funding.  In fact, one of the funders it can apply to for project funding is the PC itself.  The PC will support (under auditable procedures) ”in confidence” if required, any application from any organisation or potential organisation offering your group advice and support; either in a procedural context or if you feel appropriate leading your request on behalf of your group.

The Compton Fund

Up to £5,000 funding available to voluntary and community groups that support arts, culture and heritage projects across Northamptonshire.  For further information and to apply visit the website here.

Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport Fund

Up to £1,000 funding available. Bursary scheme designed to support the county’s sports clubs, groups and non-profit organisations. Grants of up to £1,000 for sport activities catering for any disability, sensory impairment and/or mental health problem.  For further information and to apply visit the website here.

Community Groups tackling Loneliness Grant

Grants of between £300 and £2,500 available. Funding will be available to small charities and community groups in England with an annual income of £50,000 or less, which are working to reduce loneliness by helping people feel more connected.  For further information and to apply visit the website here.

Northampton Town Football Community Trust

Run a range of projects across the town and county to engage young people and adults in the areas of physical and mental health, education training and employment, women’s and girls’ football, anti-crime, disability, tackling loneliness and social isolation. Staff for the Tackling Loneliness project making befriending phone calls, doorstop visits, online social groups, walks and stadium visits. (when allowed) I was looking to find out if we can support any agencies doing this?

Funding to deliver adult mental health aware courses, via Mental health England,  free places for voluntary charity/community groups.

For further information please visit the website or email Anna Letts 

Carbon Reductions Emission Fund

This new £1 million fund launched by Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme is offering grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 to charity initiatives that reduce the climate change impact associated with energy.  For further information please visit the website.

Plunkett Foundation – More Than a Pub Programme

The More than a Pub programme provides business development support to enable the community control of pubs in both rural and urban communities.  Combined finance packages of up to £100,000 are available (£50,000 loan and £50,000 grant) to help community groups secure control of their local pub.  For further information please visit the website.

Winter Grant Scheme

The £170 million COVID Winter Grant Scheme will be made available to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy (heating, cooking, lighting), water bills (including sewerage) and other essentials. This will be distributed via local authorities, who are encouraged to provide support to a broad cross section of vulnerable households in their area. £16m will be available to fund local charities through well-established networks and provide immediate support to front-line food aid charities.  For further information please visit the website.

UK Community Renewal Fund

The government has launched a £220 million Renewal Fund for 2021/22 to invest in skills, business, communities and place, and supporting people into employment.  The fund is 90% revenue funding and 10% capital funding, and grant monies must be fully spent by 31 March 2022.  A secondary priority list of “Other Places” includes Wellingborough, Daventry and Northampton.  South Northamptonshire is included in the fund, but not as a priority.  Bids must be submitted in early May 2021. Projects that might fit include large-scale projects to improve the environment, maintenance or opening up of active travel routes, feasibility studies for capital projects, and pilot projects aimed at unlocking future funding.  For further information please visit the website.