Empowering councillors and communities scheme

The Empowering Councillors and Communities Scheme is a scheme which grants a small amount of funding a year to each of Northamptonshire County Council’s 57 councillors to spend within their electoral division.

Funding for local people and the community

Councillors can fund large or small schemes of benefit to local people and the local community.  For example, your councillor could give money towards:

  • new playground equipment for a local park
  • a disabled access ramp for a community centre
  • or even pay for coach hire for a day out for elderly residents

How do you apply for funding?

You can apply for funding through your County Councillor if you are an organisation with its own bank account and which is a not for dividend organisation or business. 

Examples of organisations eligible for funding are:

  • Residents' Associations
  • Parish Councils
  • Voluntary groups
  • Charitable organisations
  • Sports clubs

Contact your County Councillor

If you would like to contact your County Councillor you can find their details by using the link below:

More information about the scheme

For more information about the scheme, including up-to-date information on what your councillor has spent, please use the link below:

East Northants Resource Management Facility Fund (Kings Cliffe)

The East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF) Fund is available to organisations within a 10 mile radius of the ENRMF landfill site at Kings Cliffe, with preference being given to applications from organisations within a 5 mile radius of the site.

The fund has been made available as part of the planning consent which granted Augean permission to deposit low level waste at the ENRMF landfill site. The funding is aimed at supporting community projects and organisations.

Please note that applications submitted to the Fund now will be subject to a decision in February 2021

ENRMF Fund Guidance and Application Form