Community groups in Kettering are working together this winter to create warm, safe spaces where people can go if they are in need. The warm spaces in Kettering and the surrounding area are free to visit in and around town where you can go to keep warm if you are worried about heating costs this winter.
The list includes the town library, churches, Kettering Women's Centre, Oasis Wellbeing Group and Grange School. It's being updated constantly, so please click on the link below for the latest information.
Warm spaces Kettering
Unit B, The Courtyard, 1 Horsemarket, Kettering NN16 0DG
Tuesday 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 10am to 1pm
Thursday 11am to 12:30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm
St Peter and St Paul Soup Kitchen
Market Place, Kettering NN16 0AN
Thursday 4 to 6pm
Offering soup, bread, food and items donated by the community.
Click on the link below for a list of all food banks and meals services in Kettering.
Food banks and hot meals in Kettering
Warm Spaces North Northamptonshire
Information on Warm Spaces and Food Banks from North Northamptonshire council.
Warm spaces and food banks in North Northamptonshire
Fuel Grants for Retired Single People
The Kettering Charities for the Poor provides grants of up to £70 for single elderly people of limited means who live in Kettering and Barton Seagrave. You must live alone and be over 66 and your income should be less than £300 per week (some exceptions apply). Applications for 2022 are now closed.
Flare Report App
Street harassment is not OK
A new, free smartphone app – Flare Report – has been launched to help women and girls feel and be safer on the streets of Northamptonshire.
Flare Report app allows women to quickly and anonymously make a report about inappropriate behaviour on the street. It's not for emergencies, Flare Report is a way to tell the police about street harassment and similar incidents. Most women do not report incidents of street harassment – like cat-calling or inappropriate behaviour – so the information submitted on Flare Report will help build a clearer picture of what is happening in the county. This will enable the police and other partners to understand where inappropriate behaviour is happening, and take action to stop it.
Flare is free to download and can be installed on any mobile device.
Find out more about the Flare app
Grange Community Hub
Grange Community Hub, at Grange Primary Academy, is a multi purpose facility run by the Grange community for all the people of the Grange community.
They are currently running a series of groups and activities, with more being planned for 2023. Find out more on the Grange Community Hub web pages.