Our Projects

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At KCU our aim is to provide services to the local community to help improve lives.

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Mentoring and befriending Service 

Since April 2016 KCU has offered support through the Inclusive Volunteering Project. When the project came to an end in 2022 mentoring and befriending continued as part of KCU support services.

Our team of mentor/befrienders walk alongside their mentees to help them achieve their goals. As trained befrienders they can also help their mentees to connect with services in the local area until they feel more confident to attend meetings.

The aim of the service is to:

Help to access support and support networks.

Increase opportunities to help those who engage with the project to reach their full potential, particularly those with more complex needs.

Reduce isolation, increase confidence and improve wellbeing through volunteering, regardless of ability, disability or circumstance

Increase local organisations’ understanding of disability, mental health and wellbeing issues affecting people and the mentoring/befriending approach

If you are supporting someone you feel would benefit from volunteering plus have a mentor please contact sylvia.mclevy@kcultd.org.uk or call 01536481989

If you would like to a become mentor/befriender please check out our volunteer page for more information.

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Dignity in Crisis Project and Household Improvements

Home Improvements – HSF4

Through Household Support Fund 4, KCU will be supporting households across North Northamtonshire with a first time or replacement white goods appliance.


Application is through referral only, access to applications will go live on the 1st of April. There is a limit of units per month, once the limit is reached KCU will not hold a wait list, applications will close until the 1st of the following month until the 1st of December 2024 when the last applications will be received.  Please check the website to avoid disappointment.

The project will run from the 1st of April 2024 until 1st of December 2024.


Applications for Home Improvement is now closed please refer further applications from the 1st of June. Please send completed forms to: carly.fawkes@kcultd.org.uk.

Home Improvements Form

Dignity in Crisis

Through the Dignity in Crisis project we aim to provide services to the local community to help improve their lives. With the support of funding from the Community Fund at The National Lottery, we launched the Dignity in Crisis project to focus on practical support to people facing temporary or ongoing financial difficulties.

We can provide help with:

Emergency Food parcels

Essential furniture package (beds, sofa tables)


Bedding (household goods)

If you are supporting someone who needs practical support of essential household items in the Kettering area, please use the referral form and email it to carly.fawkes@kcultd.org.uk.