Clerk: Mrs Caroline Holgate
Hunsbury Library
Overslade Close
East Hunsbury
Northamptonshire
NN4 0RZ

Grants to local community organisations

East Hunsbury Parish Council has statutory powers to make funds available to local organisations for the overall benefit of East Hunsbury and its residents.

We will ensure that our grant making is:

  • Open
  • Transparent
  • Fair
  • Competitive
  • Supports priorities and issues faced by East Hunsbury

The document below sets out the guidelines for making a grant and formalises the application process to ensure access, openness and fairness to the groups and organisations we aim to support.

At the Resources Committee held on 9th March 2021, we were pleased to be able to approve three grants for local community initiatives.

South Northants Community Responders is a volunteer organisation which was established in October 2012. Their volunteers are fully trained by, and work in partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service to provide a "first response" to life threatening and serious emergency calls in their local community.

The Parish Council supported a previous grant application made in 2018, to purchase two new defibrillators. The batteries of these life saving devices last between 3 and 5 years and have been used on at least 3 occasions since 2018, so replacement batteries will be required to ensure they are kept rescue ready for use in the local community.

South Northants Community Responders applied for a grant of £300.00 to fund replacement batteries for two defibrillators, which are carried by their volunteer responders living in the area.

This year, Friends of Hunsbury Library group is 10 years old and Hunsbury Library will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in the autumn. The library services they have been able to offer have been severely curtailed because of the pandemic, but as they start to look ahead they felt that this would be the perfect time to celebrate Hunsbury Library, to clean and smarten it up, and create a 'Community Garden' to bring the community together and give us all something to look forward to.

This work will include repairing the raised flowerbed and preparing it for planting, leading into a community project, recruiting local people with an interest in gardening, to plant the area with a mixture of shrubs and flowers. Volunteers including local residents and school children will be recruited to maintain and look after the garden.

The Friends Group applied for a grant of £816 to enhance the outside of the building, making it look smarter and more welcoming to the local community.

Simon de Senlis School applied for a grant of £434 to fund litter picking kit for the school, so that they can help to maintain and improve their local area, and be a visible part of the community supporting local volunteers with litter picking.

The grant also supports the work being undertaken in school as they are in the middle of a fabulous 'Recycle and the Environment' whole school project.

Simon de Senlis is a happy and successful primary school for the children in and around East Hunsbury, and they are fortunate to benefit from a very supportive parent community and welcome an opportunity to give back to the community by engaging in litter picking.

The parish council have been able to support all three of our local schools with litter picking equipment.

South Northants Responders