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Grants of up to £5,000 available NOW for organisations working in Northampton

Is your organisation based in Northampton?

If not, are you delivering services in Northampton?

If the answer is YES to one or both of the above then you may be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000.

Does your organisation generate income that has a positive social/ environmental benefit?

If your answer is still yes then we may very well be able to help.

The Social Investment Fund is for organisations that make a positive difference, that have specific social/environmental objectives.

This funding isn’t just for Community Interest Company (CIC) and social enterprises. Charities and limited companies can also apply. The crucial factors are:


  • That you are generating an income from the service/product you are providing.

  • That the profits you generate are being used for a positive social outcome and your articles of incorporation state this.


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What next?

  • There are two funding streams available so decide which one you are applying for: Start-Up (less than 2 years of trading) or Build It up (2+ years trading).

  • Download the Application Form and the relevant FAQ pdf document.

  • Start working on your application form and, at the same time, get in contact with our team for support. You can email specific questions or send a draft application for feedback:

  • In the meantime, prepare your one-page business plan – don’t fear, this is short and simple. HERE is a template to get you started.

  • When you are happy with your application form send it, with your one-page business plan and any other additional information required, to:

FAQ & Application Process

Meet some of our grant recipients

  • Milly, a farmer from Yelvertoft in Northamptonshire runs ‘No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents’ and received a £3,500 grant to fund a new website and promotional film. Read Milly’s full story.

  • The Lewis Foundation received a £5,000 grant to fit out their new shop in Northampton’s Grosvenor Shopping centre, which is giving the charity a fresh stream of income. Read the full story.

This pot of funding has been funded by Northampton Forward as part of the Town’s Fund and supported by West Northamptonshire Council. Promoting these grants is WNSET (West Northants Social Enterprise Towns). 

If you would like to talk to a member of the WNSET  team to find out more about the fund and how it can support your organisation please contact us now at

Completed applications should be sent to


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