Northampton Saints Foundation has received a £3000 grant from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF)’s Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund.
NCF has played a crucial role in supporting the local community for the last 19 years, and is now the leading independent grant-making charity in the county.
The outbreak of Coronavirus has created unprecedented strain on Northamptonshire’s voluntary sector, and so NCF launched their Response and Recovery Fund to aid local charities and community groups supporting people affected by the social and economic impact of the virus.
“Being here for the young people that need us is driving us forward, and this grant from NCF’s Response and Recovery Fund will allow us to continue to do that.”Catherine Deans, Managing Director
“We are very grateful indeed for the £3000 grant received from Northampton Community Foundation, during what are incredibly challenging times for us,” said Catherine Deans, Managing Director at Saints Foundation.
“The application process was simple and straightforward, but most importantly was very fast. The grant ensures that we can continue to support vulnerable young people on our Engage programme after the Easter holidays.
“We are facing real challenges caused by an almost immediate halt to our fundraising activity and events, as well as through the pausing of our Education programmes.
“We are still working very hard though to secure income through current partners, supporters and other grant funding. Being here for the young people that need us is driving us forward, and this grant from NCF’s Response and Recovery Fund will allow us to continue to do that.”