We are a Social Enterprise registered in the United Kingdom as a Community-Interest-Company (CIC). Our passion is to bring help to people going through difficult times in Northampton especially in situations where children and young people are involved. We therefore want to welcome you to our website. We hope you will find helpful information about us and how you can be involved in developing our local community, help someone in need, how we can be of help to you or vice versa.

Latest News!

Due to the on-going COVID-19 global crisis, we have reviewed and applied a few changes to our projects. We are glad to announce that food parcels will now be available Monday to Friday. Necessary measures are in place to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff;

  • Food Bank: We have extended the opening times for our food bank to Mondays and Thursdays 12noon – 3pm. Before now, the food bank was only open from 12noon – 1pm. Venue for the project remains our office base on 38 – 40 Kettering Road Northampton NN1 4AH.
  • Doorstep tinned food/toiletries delivery service:  This services is now available Monday to Fridays. Request/referral for this service can be made using our food parcel booking page on this website, or by email (referrals@shinecic.org.uk) or by the telephone number on our contact page. We advise that request/ referrals be done before 12 noon for same day delivery. Eligibility criteria now includes people who are isolated/termed as “high risk” (over 70s, pregnant women, people with underlying health conditions).
  • New Services: We are glad to be adding to our projects two new services. Job connect and Grant Application Support for Single mothers. 

Recourse Walk is a 17mile walk from Northampton to Wellingborough on Saturday 7th August to raise funds so they can keep supporting this category with food & other daily Necessity items. If you’d like to donate please click the donate button below 

our Projects

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REcourse Walk

The “Recourse walk” means raising awareness and funds to support in bringing security and stability for NRPF people. NRPF means no security or stability. 
Date August 7th

Arise AFRIk

‘Arise Afrik’ aims to make quality early years education available in deprived core villages of Nigeria at a low cost.
We are presently working on the pilot project with a team of UK volunteers who will teach and also train teachers on international standard & best practise in the school.


Every Monday & Thursday 12noon – 3pm at
38 – 40 Kettering Road
(New Covenant Church building opposite Jaguar showroom)


We serve free hot meal every first and third Saturday of the month, between 12 noon – 1pm at 38-40 Kettering Road Northampton NN14AH. “The project is done in collaboration with New Covenant Church Northampton”

This service is presently unavailable during this pandemic because a large number of those who use it are people experiencing homelessness/rough sleepers and they are being housed and fed by the local authority.


We understand various circumstances hinder people’s mobility, it could be due to health issues , shortage or lack of fund, restricted or monitored movement, childcare issues etc. Whatever it is, we run a doorstep delivery of tinned food and toiletries Monday to Friday

Pastures Winter Night Shelter

This project is a joint effort of Shine Development Concept CIC and New Covenant Church Northampton. Pasture Night Shelter is an extension of the love of Jesus to the homeless and rough sleepers in Northampton who sleep on the streets during winter. The shelter provides a high quality, warm and safe space to the homeless in Northampton where they can come for a good meal, get their laundry and personal hygiene sorted out and get a good night sleep. We accommodate 10 people every night both male and female. We welcome more passionate people to join our team of volunteers who support the homeless and treat them with dignity & respect at the Night Shelter. For any enquries please email us at pasturesshelter@gmail.com


I was delighted when my food parcel arrived every little thing was used especially with my children. It had everything we need in it I appreciate this so very much, thank you x

We need you

As a Not-for-profit organisation, we depend on donations, funding and free contributions to support our numerous clients. Apart from that, we use make use of volunteers to carry out all our projects. Either you’ll love to give us your generous contributions or volunteer on any of our projects, we greatly appreciate every support we receive. Please kindly use any of the details on our contact page for further information if you wish to be of help.