COMMUNITY TRUST RECEIVES NATIONAL LOTTERY GRANT – News
The Northampton Town Community Trust celebrates after receiving £10,000 in funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the UK’s largest community activity funder.
The Northampton Town Community Trust will use its funding to continue the Connect Northamptonshire project, the latest iteration of the club’s social inclusion/wellbeing efforts. The program brings together successful elements of the initial COVID response layout and has been expanded to include more vulnerable people, as guided by our community.
This new funding from the National Lottery will allow NTFC CT to start this project in March 2022 and run it for 38 weeks. It is aimed at people with disabilities and the elderly, two of the demographic groups most affected by the pandemic. In response, the Northampton Town Community Trust will provide the following outcomes: (1) Reduce feelings of loneliness; (2) Increase social connections within/among age groups and communities (shared interests); (3) Sensitize non-beneficiaries to loneliness. This will be achieved by offering weekly friendship check-ins, our overtime hub sessions hosted at the stadium as well as cross-generational community building activities.
National Lottery players raise over £30million a week for good causes across the UK. The National Lottery Community Fund distributes a portion to projects aimed at helping people and communities thrive and prosper.
Phillip Smith, CEO of Northampton Town Community Trust, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means we can continue to deliver the recovery work that has resulted from the pandemic, while evolving to support people living with a disability and promote intergenerational links. It will make a big difference in people’s lives.
During the pandemic in 2020 alone, the National Lottery Community Fund has given away almost £1 billion to charities and community organizations across the UK.
To find out more, visit TNLCommunityFund.org.uk