The High Sheriff in Northamptonshire

One of the most important tasks is to encourage those in either statutory bodies or voluntary organisations in their endeavours to improve life in the community. Recognition of those giving time and expertise for the good of others, and financial support for their projects, form a large part of the High Sheriff's work.

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Northamptonshire Community Foundation
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As part of the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, The High Sheriff's Initiative Fund is a named fund that encourages and supports groups and organisations to work together with young people to set up projects and initiatives which will make a real difference to their daily lives and to the lives of others in those communities. The Fund improves the opportunities to young people from 5 through to 19 years who are at risk of becoming - or have become - involved in the criminal justice system. It seeks to help young people realise their potential. The work of small grassroots community organisations, work which reaches out to and involves young people who have become excluded, work which is led by young people and projects that improve the safety of a community are of particular interest to the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, and this Fund makes grants either fully funding the costs or combining with others to fund larger projects. Grants are both for new initiatives and for ongoing support for established groups.

Recent grants

Braybrooke Primary School - £350
Working with the travelling community we aim to create a story telling chest to help make the children more aware of other cultures and new ways of learning.

1st Irthlingborough Scout Group - £2,432
It has been identified to replace / repair & acquire additional equipment necessary for Group to maintain outdoor activities for all Young People.

Aqueduct Centre - £1,994
Run a talent contest which will include - Vocial Training workshop, free style dancing, singing drama workshop and jam sessions competitions.

Corby Gymnastics Academy - £500
To locate to more suitable and permanent premises locally, so that we can offer better facilities to our current members and reduce our waiting list.

South Northants BS-AC - £824.26
Jacket Purchase – allow the club to buy BCDs specifically for kids

Braunston Playing Fields Association - £2,070
To organise and run a summer scheme of workshops and activities for local children.

Enterprise Education Foundation - £1,840
The project will provide an opportunity for 14 young people (aged 15 - 18) to plan and deliver, under supervision, elements of a major live event at Rockingham Speedway.

Weston Favell Youth Club - £385
To cover start-up costs including insurance, NAYC affiliation and first aid courses

Adrenaline Alley - £993.60
To purchase 12 purpose-built BMX racks so young people can store their bikes securely at the site

Vision Youth Cafe - £1,019
Towards the cost of developing the Soundbox partnership project to provide events and activities for young people in Towcester

Tools for Self Reliance (Northampton) - £1,100
To provide refurbished gardening tools that will be used by youth projects throughout Northamptonshire

Brookside Hall Community Association - £804
To provide activities for children in Brookside to increase their pride in the area

REAL (Realm of Experiential and Alternative Learning) - £1,600
To fund 20 boxing sessions for 10 young people suffering from autism, ADHD, Tourettes and behavioural problems