Northamptonshire Funding Fair – July 2023

Are you a community group that requires funding for a project, new activities and play equipment, building repairs or more?

This is your chance to attend and hear presentations from a range of funders who could help you with your projects.

The funding fair will take place on Wednesday 5 July 2023 from 10am to 4pm at:

King’s Park
Conference Centre
Kings Park Road
Moulton Park

Following virtual funding fairs being held in recent years due to the pandemic, this will be a great opportunity for groups from across Northamptonshire to listen to presentations from local and national funders who can help contribute towards community projects in the county.

Each of the sessions will provide information on how best to apply for grants, along with a hints and tips presentation.





The National Lottery Community Fund

Awards money raised by National Lottery players to communities across the UK enables people and communities to thrive. Applications are accepted from constituted groups or clubs, not-for-profit companies or community interest companies, and statutory bodies (including town, parish and community councils).

Awards for All

A quick way for voluntary and community groups to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.

Charity Bank – Supporting Social Impact

The session will provide a brief overview of Charity Bank. Who we are, what makes us different to other banks and how we support charities and other organisations that are driven by social impact.

North Northamptonshire Council

Information about Community Funding, Members Empowerment Fund and Well Northants grants the various streams of funding available from NNC.

West Northamptonshire Council

Voluntary and community sector organisations that deliver important services in West Northamptonshire can now apply for Discretionary Community Funding Grants.

Applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday, 28 June 2023.

The Garfield Weston Foundation

If you are a UK registered charity or a CIO or have exempt charity status, you may apply for funding at any time and will receive a decision within 4 months. They make unrestricted grants for core and project costs. They support organisations across:

  • arts
  • education
  • youth
  • health
  • museums & heritage
  • community
  • environment
  • faith and welfare, particularly to those in need, in regions of economic disadvantage

Co-op Group

Co-op support projects that help make communities fairer for everyone. You can apply if you’re a not-for-profit group, wanting to fund a specific project that benefits your local community.

Jonathan Badger Consultant

Jonathan Badger Consulting offers consultancy based on over 35 years of direct experience working in fundraising/development/advancement roles across the UK’s NGO, health, arts and higher education sectors – helping enable transformation for causes as varied as:

  • mental health
  • cancer research
  • access to education
  • academic excellence
  • environment

Services offered include:

  • fundraising strategy development and implementation (specialism in major / principle gift fundraising)
  • international fundraising
  • case-for-support development
  • fundraising review and audit
  • interim posts
  • campaign feasibility and development
  • coaching for fundraising teams and volunteer boards

Nova Funding

A fundraising consultancy aimed at small-medium sized charities, supporting them to launch, grow and excel in their fundraising, so that charities can shine brightly and make an impact in the world.

The ‘Emmas’ provide practical, hands-on support – adding capacity in overstretched, underfunded charities as well as expertise, mentoring and cost-efficient solutions that help charities to hit the ground running with their fundraising.

Groundwork UK Funded programmes (Tesco)

This session will cover the funding streams administered by Groundwork UK and include Tesco Community Grants (in-store Blue Token voting).

The Save Our Wild Isles fund supports nature-based projects, where funds raised are matched up to a total of £5000 match donation per project.

Grow Cook Eat are a food-based programme, with grants now available from £300 to £5000.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) Hints & Tips

Northamptonshire Community Foundation will be presenting a session where they will be giving advice on what to consider before and when in the process of completing grant applications.

BBC Children in Need

We offer project grants and core grants funding to organisations working towards positive change and addressing disadvantages for children aged 0 to 18 years old.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF)

The NCF is a unique charity which promotes and manages philanthropy.

In this session, you will learn about funding available from the leading independent grant-making charity in the county.


Information for community buildings about The Rural Community Buildings Loan Fund and an update about the Platinum Jubilee Village Halls Fund.

£700 of National Lottery funding to support the set-up of Good Neighbour (volunteer community) schemes across the whole of the county.

Constituted groups with a bank account may apply.

The Rural Support Programme in North Northamptonshire offers support to vulnerable rural-based residents with food vouchers and help with energy costs.

Book a place

The funders will all be presenting at the event, providing valuable information on how best to apply for grants. There will also be a hints and tips presentation.

Places are limited and you must book to reserve your place on the presentation of your choice.

Book a place at the event here.


This year’s Funding Fair has been organised by Northamptonshire Development and Funding Workers Network.

For further information, email