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Local funding for local groups

Hertfordshire Community Foundation provides a range of grants to support the county's community and voluntary groups.

An overview of the grant programmes is shown below. Please click through to the relevant page for full details including eligibility criteria and application guidelines.

PCC Action Fund


Application Deadline:
25th May 2018


Grants of up to £5,000 to support innovative local schemes which aim to reduce crime and make our communities safer.



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HCF Large Grants


Application Deadline:
25th May 2018


Grants of up to £5000 are available for groups helping to tackle identified needs in Hertfordshire.




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#iwill programme


Application Deadline:
14th September 2018


Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 available for projects helping to encourage youth social action such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering (formerly known as Youth Social Action Fund)
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HCF Small Grants


Application Deadline:
Rolling


Grants of up to £1000 to support grassroots organisations (annual income of under £100,000) who are helping to maintain and strengthen our communities.


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Hertfordshire Children's Fund

Application Deadline: Rolling

Grants of up to £300 for families in crisis to cover the cost of essential items such as beds, bedding and white goods.

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Older People's Fund for Welwyn

Application Deadline:
Rolling


Grants of up to £5000 for organisations working to support the needs of older people in the Welwyn Garden City area.

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High Sheriff Awards 2017/2018

Closed until Autumn 2018

Awards of up to £2500 for groups involved in volunteering, social justice and youth crime prevention.



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St Albans Fund for the Future

Closed until Winter 2019

Unrestricted grants of £500 or £1000 per year for up to 5 years available to groups working in the St Albans District.


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Community Grants Programme

CLOSED

Grants of up to £10,000 for projects with a focus on prevention and supporting people to take positive actions to reduce the difficulties they experience.

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Comic Relief Core Strength

CLOSED

Grants of up to £10,000 for small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs.




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Catch up with our latest news

Grant to support the futures of young carers
Carers Week (11 -17 June) aims to highlight the physical and mental strain felt by unpaid carers and how some people are suffering from a lack of sleep, feelings of isolation or are neglecting their own health and well-being. .
Five Hertfordshire Voluntary Groups Awarded QAVS
Congratulations to the five local community and voluntary groups who were awarded one of the highest honours for the sector, a Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), on the 2nd of June. Hertfordshire Community Foundation are very proud to have played a part in four of these outstanding groups success by being able to have provided them with grants in previous years.
Dame Stephanie shares her experiences as an entrepreneur and philanthropist
To help celebrate HCF's 30th Anniversary Dame Stephanie Shirley gave an inspirational talk to over 160 guests who attended a lecture on 22 May 2018 at the University of Hertfordshire. Dame Stephanie came to England at the age of five as a Kindertransport child refugee.
How well do you know Hertfordshire?
Hertfordshire is a county of contrasts - there’s much to be proud of but still much to do. .