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New fund launched to regenerate Spring Boroughs and Kings Heath

Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE Group, has developed a fund with Northamptonshire Community Foundation that will benefit local residents in the borough of Northampton.

The organisation has given £10,000 to the Community Foundation to award to projects focusing on improving education and skills in their local community.

Over the next twelve months, Keepmoat Regeneration will be supporting the communities of Spring Boroughs and Kings Heath through its regeneration programme in partnership with Northampton Partnership Homes. 

Helen Town, Head of Asset Management & Development at Northampton Partnership Homes, said “I’m really excited about the launch of this community fund. When we were looking for a long-term partner to work with, it was really important that opportunities for community investment were offered. I can’t wait to hear about the ideas for projects generated by groups that work in the communities we are currently investing in. This will be the first of many joint initiatives with Keepmoat to promote our “whole home, whole neighbourhood” approach to regeneration in Northampton.”

As part of its commitment to building stronger communities, Keepmoat Regeneration is inviting community groups, charities and social enterprise businesses to apply for funding for projects improving education and skills in the local area.

Martin Smithurst, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Regeneration, said: “We’re proud to be working in Spring Boroughs and Kings Heath on behalf of Northampton Partnership Homes to regenerate neighbourhoods and leave a lasting legacy by investing in the local area.

“We know that hundreds of groups have great ideas for how to improve education and skills in the local community, but require more money to get them off the ground, and that’s where our funding comes in.
“Not only will this initiative help Northamptonshire Community Foundation provide funding straight to groups that need it most, but it also gives local residents the opportunity to support the projects they know can make a real difference to their area. 
“We can’t wait to see the positive impact this funding will have."

Keepmoat Regeneration’s Fund for Enterprise will offer grants of up to £5,000 to support education, training and social enterprise activities in Spring Boroughs and Kings Heath.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a panel to discuss their application in further detail.

Rachel McGrath, Grants Director/Deputy CEO Northamptonshire Community Foundation, said “We are delighted to be managing this funding programme on behalf of Keepmoat Regeneration to help improve the activities and facilities provided in the areas of Kings Heath and Spring Boroughs. The awards made will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of local people living in these areas and will make a real difference.”

For further information and to apply please go to Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s website or contact Rachel McGrath on 01604230033.