Grants of up to £50,000 for groups undertaking major projects to address identified need in Hertfordshire

Applications have now closed for this round - please keep checking here for details of the next round

The HCF Major Grants programme invites applications from projects which demonstrate an innovative approach to addressing identified need within Hertfordshire. In particular, groups who can identify and evidence a need or an opportunity to take on a larger scale project.

The grants panel meets to consider applications four times throughout the year.

Suitable projects may include:

  • Capital works (where any necessary planning consents have been secured)
  • A new project
  • An opportunity to extend or enhance services
  • An opportunity for collaborative working
  • Multi-year funding to create sustainable projects or deliver bigger impact
  • Research or strategy development
  • An opportunity to build long term financial stability or income generation

    During the assessment of applications priority will be given to:

  • Projects which can show a clear case for support
  • Groups who can demonstrate how the impact of the project will be measured and reported

    HCF is looking for projects that:

  • Meet an identified need in the county - we encourage groups to reference evidence and relevant research where available and/or to reference HCF’s Hertfordshire Matters reports
  • Demonstrate how the money requested will help make a positive difference (i.e. have clear objectives and outcomes).
  • Are well thought through and costed appropriately.
  • Are well connected to the communities they serve.

    For more information, please download the Fund Criteria and Guidance below.

    To make an application click here
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