New Local Voluntary Sector Funding Available

Published: Wednesday, 20th July 2016

Grant application process for Service Level Agreements now open

Kettering Borough Council is pleased to open its grant application process for Voluntary Sector Service Level Agreements for 2017 – 2021. Organisations can now apply for funding to provide certain services and support for residents and businesses in the borough. Funding will be provided for a maximum of four years with opportunities available in these 10 areas: 
  • Activities for Young People
  • Community Watch
  • Debt and Money Advice
  • Discrimination Casework
  • Healthy Living
  • Housing Options
  • Independent Living
  • Shopmobility
  • Upcycling
  • Voluntary Sector Local Infrastructure

Further information is available at

Completed forms and supporting documentation should be returned by midday on Monday 5th September 2016 to: Community Services Manager, Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX.

Any queries about the available funding should go to Council’s Community Services Manager Carole Stephenson, on 01536 534 289. Decisions will be made no later than December 2016.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: 
“We are extremely proud to be able to continue to support community and voluntary organisations through our funding schemes. I would encourage anyone involved in groups that wish to bid for a Service Level Agreement to consider the criteria and make sure they apply before any deadlines”.

Cllr Lesley Thurland, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture, said: “Despite the financial pressures local councils are facing, Kettering Borough Council has continued to provide this funding to local voluntary organisations and we welcome applications from local voluntary sector organisations to bid for funding for a wide range of projects and initiatives. I would urge organisations within this sector to apply - who knows, it could be YOU!"