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Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire works to improve the quality of life for all of Northamptonshire’s communities by supporting voluntary and community action across the county. 

They aim to: 

  • Deliver a wide range of services, including specialist support, advice and training, to over 2000 voluntary and community organisations and charities each year
  • Promote and support volunteering in the county
  • Help voluntary and community organisations and individuals contribute to Northamptonshire’s development and services 

What does Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire do?

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire provides a wide range of support and services to groups, helping those that are starting up, as well as organisations that are already established. They are committed to equal opportunities and to making our services relevant and accessible to smaller, community based groups.  Find out more about their full range of services and support here.

In addition to support for groups, they support individuals, particularly volunteers, and offer regular drop-in surgeries at local venues in each district. 

They have an intermediary role, supporting and facilitating joint working between voluntary and community groups and with statutory bodies; and helping to ensure that the interests and concerns of the Voluntary and Community Sector are properly represented.

Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire is a member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)

Aimhigher Northamptonshire is working in partnership with Commsortia on the Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

Working Progress Project funded by the Community Fund and The European Social Fund (2019-2021)

Aimhigher has been contracted to continue working on the Building Better Opportunities Programme in Phase 2 as one of the delivery partners. Our work will be a seamless continuation from Phase 1 with some new targets.

Working Progress Project Offers Holistic Support into Work

8 Northamptonshire based organisations are working together to provide holistic support to people across the county. Commsortia has partnered with the University of Northampton to deliver this £2.2 million Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, helping people back onto the path into employment. Working Progress offers rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual.


Who are our beneficiaries? Anyone who is 19+ and out of work can take part, but we focus on those with additional barriers to work who often fall into these categories: Disabilities, Over 50's, BAME Groups, (Ex-)Offenders, and Carers.

Who is funding the project? The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme and is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.