Well Northants community grant fund open for applications

West Northamptonshire Council’s Public Health Team are inviting individuals and organisations who have an idea that will help to improve the health and wellbeing of their local community to apply for a community grant fund as part of the Well Northants programme.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for residents and organisations who live in the Blackthorn, Kings Heath and St David’s areas of Northampton. Those are invited to put forward their project idea, ensuring that it meets the need of one of the priorities highlighted for that area. These can be found in the table below.

All applicants will be asked to present their project idea at a local event which will be held in each area, for those who live there to come along and vote for the project that they would like to see delivered in their area. The project with the most votes will be awarded the funding and support to help deliver the project in the area.

WNC’s community development workers have been meeting with residents, visiting community groups and hosting café events to better understand local priorities.

The table below includes information on the area priorities, application deadlines as well as details on the community voting day events taking place. Applicants are asked to register their attendance for the community voting day events via the links provided.

Please note that your details will be confidential and will not be shared are further or used for other projects.

The community areas and their priorities

 Area Area priorities Application deadline Community voting day details
Blackthorn Bringing people together

Better communication

Support for families and children

Improving community safety

Healthy clean spaces

24 February 2023 Event date:

11 March 2023, 10am to 1.30pm



Growing Together Northampton, Longmead Court, Northampton, NN3 8QD


Event link to sign up:


Kings Heath Getting to know each other

Healthy and clean spaces

Access to services

24 February 2023 Event date:

11 March 2023, 2pm to 5.30pm



Kings Heath Primary Academy, North Oval, Northampton, NN5 7LN


Event link to sign up:



St David’s Bringing people together

Working in partnership

Community safety

Improving communications

17 February 2023 Event date:

04 March 2023, 2pm to 5.30pm



Saint David’s Church, Eastern Avenue South, Northampton, NN2 7QB


Event link to sign up:



Support and information:

For more information about the Well Northants community grant including local priorities, deadlines and community voting dates visit: www.westnorthants.gov.uk/community-safety-and-emergencies/community-involvement  or contact the Well Northants Team on: wellnorthantswest@westnorthants.gov.uk

For additional support in completing an application please contact Gayle Wallace at: Gayle.wallace@btconnect.com or call on: 078144 22696.

Gayle will also be hosting online advice and information sessions via zoom at 9:30 am on the following dates:

  • 2, 9, 16 and 23 February
  • 2 March

To join the support sessions on Zoom, please click here at 9.30am on the dates above: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84449836742

Meeting ID: 844 4983 6742

About the Well Northants Programme

West and North Northamptonshire Councils Public Health Teams are taking a community-based approach to address health inequalities in Northamptonshire focusing on those who are most vulnerable. The outcomes we want to achieve are:

  • To build resilience within local communities so that they are empowered to take action together on health and the social determinants of health.
  • Reduce the health inequalities faced by those who are most disadvantaged or excluded.

Well Northants aims to empower communities so they can become more connected, more resilient and improve their wellbeing.

Find the application form here and the guidance form here .