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Northamptonshire Community Foundation Makes Progress in Tackling the County’s Hidden Needs

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) is making progress in tackling the highlighted priority needs in the county, as revealed by their first Hidden Needs report.

The report, commissioned by NCF and researched by the University of Northampton’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, launched in March last year and revealed several notable social inequalities, particularly relating to health and wellbeing; and education and skills.

Victoria Miles Holding Hidden Needs Report

Victoria Miles Holding Hidden Needs Report

Since the launch of the report, NCF has worked with a range of partners, fund holders and donors to help address the social issues that need the most urgent attention across Northamptonshire.

On Wednesday 27 February, NCF presented an updated report at Northampton Filmhouse, showcasing how the Foundation has been working to tackle the priority needs within the county. Introduced by Victoria Miles DL, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, guests were invited to hear from a range of speakers to learn more about the needs of our communities and the progress that has been made over the past year.

Rachel McGrath, Deputy CEO of NCF said: “We commissioned the Hidden Needs report to highlight urgent and priority needs across Northamptonshire. Since the launch of the report, we have raised public awareness, tackled some of those needs through the funding we manage on behalf of donors and encouraged wider debate and discussion. We have had feedback that groups have also used the report as evidence to lever funding from sources outside of the Foundation. We look forward to sharing  progress made with our partners and donors and will continue to engage with them in how to best address the most pressing needs in our communities.”

The full Hidden Needs report can be found online at http://www.ncf.uk.com/about-us/hiddenneeds.

In association with Northamptonshire Community Foundation. To find out more about the fantastic work of NCF visit www.ncf.uk.com or call 01604 230033.

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