The HCC Integrated Community Support Team wants to work closely with the voluntary sector to improve the quality of life for adults in Hertfordshire. These grants are designed to complement HCC’s Community First approach. They aim to develop the resilience and capacity of our communities, helping them to help themselves and reduce the demand on statutory services. They are also designed to facilitate the strength-based approach of Connected Lives which places emphasis on prevention, enablement and community opportunities. This will be a strong tool in combating loneliness. Connecting people with what is important to them will allow them to stay independent and prevent or reduce reliance on formal care services. The team wants to ensure a joined up support and care network for those who need health and adult social care including older people, those with disabilities and those with mental health issues.
Projects must be focused on prevention, have clearly defined and demonstrable outcomes and be able to show how they could reduce demand on statutory services.
For more information on the fund including eligibility criteria, full grant criteria and application guidance click on the link below. HCC Community Grants Guidance Notes
Guidance notes for applicants for 2018-19 programmeTo make an application click here
If you have an idea for a project but need to talk it through with someone, are thinking about developing a partnership or would like some advice on whether your project fulfils the criteria before committing to an application, contact the grants team at Hertfordshire Community Foundation:
Tel: 01707 251351