Happy To Help CIC

Who we are

Happy To Help is a social enterprise subsidiary of NPH. Our aim is to improve the health, wellbeing, economy, environment and availability of opportunity for the benefit of NPH residents and their communities.

What we do:

  • Help vulnerable and struggling residents by providing basic personal items such as food, hygiene and cleaning products.
  • Help some of our residents with furniture, white goods and essential items such as kettles, crockery and bedding.
  • Provide volunteering and training opportunities through our Paint Shop in Kings Heath to help with confidence, skills and keeping people active and included.
  • Give small grants and support to residents and community groups to help make a positive difference.
  • Provide services to help vulnerable NPH residents to live independently, such as helping with gardening and odd jobs around the home (launching this Autumn).

Want to get involved?

There are a number of ways that you can get involved:

  • Follow NPH on Facebook @NPHConnect or Twitter @NPH_news, to stay up to date with the positive impact that Happy To Help are creating in Northampton.
  • Volunteer to help out in our Paint Shop in Kings Heath.
  • Apply to our Communities Fund to support your resident or community group.

 

 

What’s the Community Ideas Fund?

Got an idea to help where you live? Maybe it doesn’t cost much but you don’t want to spend ages filling out forms or handling money.

Maybe you know of a community group or club where you live that could do some good work with a small amount of funding. Maybe you just need some help, advice and support to get a club or group up and running in your neighbourhood.

We want to hear from you!

Read our frequently asked questions.

The Happy To Help Communities Fund offers funding and support to community groups, projects and causes in Northampton.

Since 2018 we’ve provided funding to 26 groups across Northampton, from local resident groups to the county’s Toy Library. We’ve funded running and room hire costs, trips out for youth groups and senior citizens, catering costs for drumming groups and ‘knit n natters’ and support for local food banks.

Groups can apply for funding or for items of value of up to £250. If your group and its activities have a positive impact on the lives of NPH residents, we’d love to hear from you. Simply complete the online application form or contact us if you’d like to discuss your application before applying.

Don’t worry if you’ve not applied for funding before – we want to make it as easy as possible. If we think we can help, we’ll work with you to see if we can make it happen, so don’t be put off by the application form – contact us for a chat.

What to do next

  • Tell us what you want to do by completing the online communities fund application form
  • If you have any questions or would like help applying to the fund, please get in touch by emailing happytohelp@nph.org.uk or call 01604 837836
  • Then we will contact you - simple!
Apply to our Community Ideas Fund

 

Complete our Community Ideas Fund Application here:

 

What’s the idea?

Our Community Ideas Fund is aimed at helping you and your neighbourhoods do something positive for your community. We’ll fund groups or purchase items on your behalf up to a value of £250. Some examples might be

  • Buying tools for a community allotment
  • Providing equipment for local youth club
  • Sponsoring a kids football team
  • Helping with the costs of hiring a meeting room for your residents group
  • Contributing towards the cost of a community event

 

But it’s not just about the money!

Payments will only be made to constituted groups (those groups that have a set of written rules and bank account.

Where individuals and non-constituted groups are applying to the fund, Happy To Help will instead pay for items or services on your behalf.

You might have a great idea that costs very little but need some help organising volunteers, printing flyers, getting your neighbours together or maybe setting up a group or club. We can help with these things too.

 

How do you get the ball rolling?

Don’t worry if you’ve not applied for funding before – we want to make it as easy as possible.

If it’s an idea that we think we could help with, we’ll work with you to see if we can make it happen.

 

What to do next:

  • Have a read of our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for more information
  • Tell us what you want to do by completing as much of the application form below
  • Then we'll get in touch with you. Simple!