Building Effectiveness 2019

An exciting opportunity for up to 10 high potential organisations to benefit from a tailored, supported development programme.

We are now into year 3 of the Building Effectiveness Programme. It will be funded by Will Hobhouse (High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 2017) and a number of other Hertfordshire Community Foundation's fundholders. It is managed by HCF Training and Development and delivered in partnership with the Cranfield Trust.

Following the application deadline on 3rd December, here are the organisations chosen by our selection panel to participate in the 2019 programme:
Citizens Advice East Herts
Citizens Advice North Hertfordshire
Citizens Advice Stevenage
Community Learning Partnership
Earthworks St. Albans
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Home-Start Hertfordshire
Redbourn Care Group

We look forward to working with them all and wish them all the best for an exciting and challenging year ahead!
About Building Effectiveness
The timetable for 2019 is summarised in the infographic above.

Building Effectiveness is open to voluntary and community organisations in Hertfordshire that have been operating for at least one year and have a minimum income of £100,000. We also require that organisations should employ at least one paid manager.

Download the guidelines for Building Effectiveness 2019 and the slides presented at the Information Session for applicants:
HCFT BE A Guide to Building Effectiveness 2019
HCFT BE A Guide to Building Effectiveness 2019
HCFT BE 2019 Info Session Slides
BE 2019 Slides from Info Session 21st Nov 2018

Information about the experience of those who participated in previous Building Effectiveness programmes is available via these links:

Building Effectiveness 2017 - this page contains a film and case studies showing the impressive outcomes achieved by the 10 organisations.

Building Effectiveness 2018
- shows the list of organisations who are currently working hard to achieve the objectives on their Development Action Plans.

Catch up with our latest news

Eight Hertfordshire women and girls projects share in £3.4 million of national funding
Hertfordshire projects working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost.
Announcement of the Building Effectiveness participants for 2019
We are delighted to announce the 10 high potential organisations who will be participating in this tailored, supported development programme.
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.