Last week saw the official launch of the Northamptonshire Anchor Institutions Network, bringing together organisations who have a significant impact in the county to work together to address important social and economic inequalities to make Northamptonshire a great place for people to live, work and visit.
It is only by working together with shared commitment and priorities, that we can achieve a great impact which has been endorsed by anchor institutions network members at last weeks official launch event and commitment of pledges. The Network, which is Foundation is part of, will work together to seek best practice, measure impact, hold each other to account and actively commit to the following:
- Empowering the next generation
- Employment opportunities
- Social value gained from local investment
- Enhancing sustainability
This is an exciting step forward for Northamptonshire, bringing together public and private sector organisations in a new way of working towards one shared goal. Together, the Network will work towards improving the wellbeing and create strong, safe, resilient, and inclusive communities for our residents.
Catherine Deans, Managing Director at Northampton Saints Foundation said "We are delighted to be part of the Northamptonshire Anchor Institutions Network and look forward to working with other organisations to drive a positive change across the county. Through our work to create positive futures for people, we are aware of the challenges young people face and understand the importance of working collaboratively with others to make a difference in the community".
The Network will meet regularly in person to discuss and set out actions to address their agreed priorities In total, there are currently 23 members including: West Northamptonshire Council, North Northamptonshire Council, Northamptonshire Children Trust, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, Northampton Hospital Group, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board, St Andrews Healthcare, Police, Fire, Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, University of Northampton, Northampton College, Tresham College, Moulton College, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, NNBN, Barclays, Northamptonshire Chamber, Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils, Northampton Saints Foundation, Northampton Town FC Community Trust.
For more information or if you are interested in joining please get in touch.