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We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs and challenges in the county through research and analysis.

Hertfordshire Matters report is a comprehensive analysis of the need existing in our county.
Our case studies showcase some of the grants we have given and their impact in the local community.

Hertfordshire Matters: Take a look at our needs analysis research which measures the health and vitality of the county and identifies significant trends and issues that are affecting our communities. It helps inform our grant-making.

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Borehamwood Foodbank case study

1 in 5 parents of school children will skip meals in order to make sure there is enough food for their children to eat* - a grant of £1000 helped a local foodbank provide 400 meals to families in need last summer
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The Living Room case study

Supporting those affected by domestic abuse - a grant of £4,964 from the PCC Action Fund will help a local charity provide weekly therapy sessions and raise awareness of the issues
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Herts Young Homeless case study

Stalling the rise in homelessness - a grant of £10,000 helps local charity provide a safe, clean and supportive ‘breathing space’ for 18 to 24 year olds to stay overnight in times of crisis
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Children's Fund case study

During 2016/2017 Herts Community Foundation provided over 70 small grants across the county, distributing over £15,000 to families in need. Read how we helped Alex and her family.
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Surplus food bringing communities together
A £5,000 grant is helping Gratitude to combine surplus food, volunteers and the community to create weekly cooking clubs. Feeding not only people but encouraging healthy eating habits and social interaction.
Chair based exercise boosts independence and well-being
A £5,000 grant is helping an established and well attended chair based exercise group to provide a weekly class for a further 12 months.
Empowering children with Down Syndrome and their families
DS Achieve received a £5,000 grant towards the running costs of their 'Little Achievers' group which provides pre-school children with Down Syndrome and their parents / carers with targeted educational support to help the children achieve their full potential.
Swimming lessons for children with disabilities
A £5,000 grant is helping Level Water to provide free, specialist one to one swimming lesions for disabled children across Broxbourne.