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Hertfordshire Matters

Our Needs Analysis for Hertfordshire Communities

In 2016 Hertfordshire Community Foundation published Hertfordshire Matters, our needs analysis that indicates the health and vitality of the county across broad themes and helped to identify significant trends and issues that are affecting our communities.
The report was produced in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire and the Hertfordshire County Council Community Information and Intelligence Unit.

The research is helping us to:

  • Identify priorities for grant making

  • Inform our donors and inspire local philanthropy


  • It is also a useful tool for groups making evidenced-based funding applications.

    The full report is over 100 pages long. There is an accompanying Highlights report which includes feedback from the community survey which you may have taken part in.

    In addition to the in-depth Hertfordshire Matters Report we also produce annual themed interim reports as part of our commitment to understanding the needs, challenges and opportunities in our county.

    Strong Communities



    Our Strong Communities report was published in 2017 and was our first interim report. It contains data, feedback from our communities, links to further information and snapshots of some of our activities which are helping to improve community cohesion in Hertfordshire.

    Learning Disabilities



    We wanted to find out more about the needs of those with learning disabilities in the county, and in particular how HCF can best support the groups who help to meet them. 'Learning Disabilities' was published at the end of June 2018.

    Our ongoing research and learning provide us with the resources to support our quest to make sure that our grantmaking is as effective as possible and that the money is going where it is needed most.

    Please read, share and discuss these reports and let us know what you think!


    Hertfordshire Matters: Full 2016 Report
    Hertfordshire Matters: Highlights Report 2016
    Results of the Hertfordshire Matters survey
    Strong Communities
    2017 report Strong Communities

    Learning Disabilities Report

    To keep up to date with Hertfordshire community data click here for access to HCC Community Intelligence team.



    Public Health Profiles



    Keep up to date with public health 'snapshots' in your area, updated each year with key statistics

Catch up with our latest news

London Marathon 2020 places available
Hertfordshire Community Foundation is fortunate to be able to offer guaranteed London Marathon 2020 places. .
Funding boost available for small community groups in St Albans
The St Albans district is fortunate to be home to many inspiring small community and voluntary groups who are making a real difference to the lives of local people. However, many groups are struggling to find the essential funding they need to keep going.
Welcome to our new Chair, President and Trustees
Following our Annual General Meeting which was held on Thursday, 26 September 2019 we are delighted to announce several changes to the team at Hertfordshire Community Foundation. .
Love Herts Day - Celebrating local charities
On Thursday 19 September 2019 a team from Hertfordshire Community Foundation joined the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Sarah Beazley, for a very special road trip around Hertfordshire to celebrate the inaugural ‘Love Herts Day’. .