The Horner Foundation


The Horner Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to partnering with organisations who are working in our communities to provide out of school and experiential opportunities for middle and high school youth. The Foundation prioritise organisations that work with youth at risk and those that empower youth to make decisions about their own personal health and wellbeing.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is pleased to help promote the launch of the Horner Foundation Awards for Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire for 2017-19. The Horner Foundation supports not-for-profit organisations with a focus on Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD)*, as a way to enhance and enrich the lives of youth. We hope that by participating in sports, youth learn self confidence, resilience and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

*Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) Programs use sports to engage youth, and then provides the support and opportunities yuoth need to be healthy contributing citizens now and as adults. A high quality SBYD program has  a combination of life skills development, academic enrichment, mastery of adult and peer realtionships, and vigorous physical activity. See below for a digram that illustrated how SBYD programs influence young people:



The grant range is $10,000 to $50,000 per year. Project and capital funding are eligible. Here are the geographical statements for 2017-2019: Geographical Statements


Launched on 6 January 2017 the awards for Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire are available through applying directly to the Horner Foundation and groups can find further information and apply here: Apply via this link: Make a Letter of Intent


Please note that applicants must operate within a 20 mile radius of Oundle which includes Corby, Kettering, Higham Ferrers, Rushden and Wellingborough.

A total of $125,000 USD will be allocated across the two counties. You can find further information on the types of activities that previously been awarded in 2015-2017: Previous grant awardees: Previous Grant Awardees

The application is a two stage process which includes a Letter of Intent (LOI) in the first instance. If the Horner Foundation is interested in the Letter of Intent then the group will be invited to make a full application. The timescales for 2017 are:

January 6: Letter of Intent (LOI) available on website
February 3: LOI submissions due to the Horner Foundation via
March 24: Successful candidates notified and invited to write full proposal
May 26: Full proposals due to the Horner Foundation
August 4: Successful candidates notfied via email
Mid August: Grant Awards dispersed

For further information please go to: