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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

Celebrating a picture-perfect project
In the last quarter of 2019, members from the Daylight Club worked with a photographer, an artist and a writer to create a photo exhibition and photo book. .
Winter appeal receives generous donation from Aylett Nurseries
Thank you to Aylett Nurseries who raised an incredible £2,201. 60 through their winter mini wonderland charity collection.
Thank you for your support of the Hertfordshire Christmas Quiz - Answers can be found here
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the High Sheriff’s Christmas Quiz. We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
Hertfordshire Christmas Quiz - a fun way to help the people of Hertfordshire
It’s time to test your knowledge of our county and celebrate everything that is Hertfordshire. .