Grants boost to support vital community groups

 Grants boost to support vital community groups

Town councillors have agreed on funding for community groups in the last round of grants awarded for the year.

The money has gone to North Northants First Responders to give training to volunteers, Off The Streets to run anti-knife workshops and Kettering Food Bank.

Grants to celebrate the King's coronation were given to Kettering Sea Cadets, the Crescents Community Centre and the First Responders. The groups have been awarded the grants to boost volunteering in their organisations as part of The Big Help Out initiative on the extra bank holiday in May.

The amount of money given out to organisations around the town now adds up to a total of £34,000 for the past year.

Cllr Mark Rowley, chair of Kettering Town Council's Finance and Governance Committee, said: "We are really pleased to have been able to help so many different organisations in Kettering this year. These grants are so important to local groups and can make a real difference to people in the town. We hope as many people as possible apply for the next round of funding, which will be available soon."

Applications for grants for 2023 to 2024 will be open later in the spring – and councillors have agreed to add an extra £5,000 to the grants budget.

Check out the full details of all of the grants awarded by Kettering Town Council.

Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2023 12:00 by Emma Dezelu

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