Latest 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.
  • 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.
  • Daventry District Council (DDC) is consulting with residents in the district to get their views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme, which is facing a funding gap of £51,000 .
  • East Midlands ESF Community Grants Fund 2014 – 2015 provides grants of up to £15,000 to voluntary and community groups across the East Midlands to undertake innovative activity to engage and progress unemployed or economically inactive people. Round three opens on 1 October 2014.
  • The Alzheimer’s Society Befriending Scheme for people living with dementia has been operating throughout Northamptonshire since 2010. They are currently looking for people with a variety of interests to spend time with people living with the early stages of dementia. Could you be a volunteer?
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Liquid Petroleum Gas scheme

We are expanding the Bulk Oil scheme to offer Liquid Petroleum Gas in cylinders and for bulk tanks. Find out more here. We are expanding our Bulk Oil scheme to offer Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) in cylinders and for bulk tanks. This is in conjunction with Swift Energy Consultants Ltd and FloGas. There is no additional cost to ordering LPG as it is covered under the bulk oil membership. For more details click here.

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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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