Northamptonshire ACRE news

  • ACRE has received close to £1.4m from the Big Lottery Fund to lead a nationwide partnership of eight organisations that will help and inspire rural communities across the UK to set up social enterprises.
  • The Summer edition of Northamptonshire ACRE's Village Viewpoint magazine is now available to download.
  • We are expanding the Bulk Oil scheme to offer Liquid Petroleum Gas in cylinders and for bulk tanks. Find out more here.
  • Helping rural communities. Find out about the support we offer, whether carrying out a community plan, developing local services, looking for the best broadband or advising village halls.
  • This £700,000 Defra fund, managed by ACRE, encourages communities to raise funds, knowing a loan could be available to help them meet their target and win funding from other sources.
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Healthwatch Northamptonshire Care Act 2014 workshop

care act workshopThe Care Act 2014 is the single largest change to health and social policy for a generation. The majority of the Act comes into place in April 2015.  There are new duties for local authorities, as well as changes to how care is charged for, who has to pay and how much people will have to pay towards their care. This workshop will help you to find out more. Download the leaflet here.

Care Act 2014 workshop

Thursday 11th September 2014

9.30 am for 10.00am start – 1.00pm finish

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Big thank you to everyone who donated garden tools

Many thanks to everyone who has kindly donated spades, hoes, rakes and even mowers to the Community Payback scheme. The group are extremely grateful as these tools enable them to continue with their excellent work of ground maintenance in  communities. If you would like to know more about the Community Payback scheme or would like to nominate a project in your area, please click on the Community Payback logo to go to the Northants Probation Trust website for more information.

You can continue to donate tools to the scheme by contacting us on 01604 765888 or email  

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