Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Parish and town councils in Northamptonshire are about to benefit from a Government grant under the UK Community Renewal Fund (CRF). Northants CALC has been awarded a grant of £281,625 and part of the money will be used to map important community assets and services across the county.

An application was submitted to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for funding to build capacity in parish and town councils, develop a solid evidence base, and design an administrative framework for devolution in Northamptonshire. It is a unique and ambitious project which will enable North Northamptonshire Council (NNC), West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and the county's 271 parish and town councils and parish meetings to be well prepared for any future decisions about devolution.


Project Definitions and Scope

AMP offers an important opportunity to undertake timely local research on the assets (land and property), services, and any assets of community value currently owned and provided by your Unitary Council. We have produced a guide outlining the information that is classed as in and out of scope for AMP.

The guide can be downloaded here:


Parish Online - Data Mapping

AMP is working with Parish Online to offer an online platform to record the mapped data collated by councils - items being mapped include: assets (land and property), services, and any assets of community value currently owned and provided by your Unitary Council.

Councils engaging with AMP will receive a free 6 month subscription to the service enabling them to participate in the project. In order to sign up to Parish Online, please visit our AMP Parish Online page here - this is also where you'll find a link to detailed instructions from Parish Online for signing up and mapping your data.

We have produced the following guides and templates to assist you with the data collection and mapping stage:


AMP Events and Updates

To view a full list of our upcoming and past events for AMP, please visit the event page here.

Please find below the recording of a Parish Online Training Workshop

Recorded Parish Online Training Workshop


Helpful Information and Project Documents


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Last updated: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 12:40