• Meeting room customer - September 2015 said "

    "Thank you for always making our visit to HCF such a pleasure.  I think our delegates are very fortunate to be meeting here"

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  • Hannah, Volunteer, June 2015 said "

    "I am very happy to have joined HCF and would like to thank the team for their very warm welcome."

     

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  • Resolve - an adult structured drug and alcohol day service delivering services from The Old Post Office, Woodhall Community Centre in Welwyn Garden City received a grant of £2500 to help pay rent and provide a base for the group to work from.

    Joe Heeney, Service Manager at Resolve said "

    Joe Heeney, Service Manager at Resolve said: “HCF gave Resolve our very first start up grant in 2008 and has supported Resolve over the last five years with a number of Grants. These have allowed Resolve to deliver an ever growing number and level of services to the many adults we see come through our doors daily in need of support to stop the destructive cycle of alcohol and/or substance misuse.”

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  • Harpenden Building Society have had a fund with Hertfordshire Community Foundation for a number of years.

    Paul Marsden, Chief Executive, Harpenden Building Society said "

    The service that Hertfordshire Community Foundation offers is flexible and cost effective. Our fund has been tailored to our needs and the Foundation's knowledge of local charitable groups helps our staff committee make informed decisions on where we target our support

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  • The Elliston Family Fund was set up to help older people in the Welwyn Garden City area.

    The Elliston Family Fund said "The knowledge and expertise of Hertfordshire Community Foundation has been invaluable in setting up and running a family fund, which generates income to benefit in my locality."

  • SCOOTs - a Wheels to Work Project being managed by CDA for Herts and helps address the transport difficulties faced by young people in rural Hertfordshire received a grants for £5000 to help purchase additional scooters and safety equipment.

    Ricky Moore, Scoots L2O Project Manager said "Hertfordshire Community Foundation has helped Scoots to expand its help within the local community by allowing us to help an additional 3 clients. Michael Smith is a client from Hinxworth currently being helped from Scoots. He said "Being on Scoots has totally changed my life and that of my family. It has given me freedom and independence. I was given incapacity benefit for life 5 years ago and never was expected to work but the last 6 months have totally changed my life. I have a job making ice-cream and I am now totally independent. The scheme is amazing!"

  • Tracks - a specialist nursery for children aged between two and six who have complex social and communication disorders received a grant for £2335 to help train their staff to a higher level and help them expand their services.

    Michael Shaw, Tracks said "The Trustees are incredibly grateful for the timely support provided by Hertfordshire Community Foundation. It is fundamentally important to a small charity that we are able to deliver consistently our specialist provision. Thanks to this grant, two of our senior Lead professionals attended as SCERTS Training Course; one Trustee and one Lead professional attended a NAS (SPELL) Training Course; two of our Teaching Assistants attended Elkland Speech and Language Training; and two Teaching Assistants have progressed to staged Level 2 by attending a Sherborne Development Movement Course. As a result we feel TRACKS is at the cutting edge of research in the field of autism education and tailoring what we learn to the Tracks Approach"

  • Gaddesden Place RDA received a grant for £4000 to help purchase a new hoist and 3 slings to enable those with disabilities to enjoy and benefit from horse riding.

    Trevor Mills, Trustee of Gaddesden Place RDA said "On behalf of everyone at Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Centre, we are grateful for the grant received from Hertfordshire Community Foundation, which has enabled us to purchase an electric hoist. This will make it easier for our less mobile riders to mount their ponies safely and will reduce the need for lifting by, and risk of injury to, our helpers."

What our supporters have said...

"Thank you for always making our visit to HCF such a pleasure.  I think our delegates are very fortunate to be meeting here"

Meeting room customer - September 2015

"I am very happy to have joined HCF and would like to thank the team for their very warm welcome."

 

Hannah, Volunteer, June 2015

Joe Heeney, Service Manager at Resolve said: “HCF gave Resolve our very first start up grant in 2008 and has supported Resolve over the last five years with a number of Grants. These have allowed Resolve to deliver an ever growing number and level of services to the many adults we see come through our doors daily in need of support to stop the destructive cycle of alcohol and/or substance misuse.”

Joe Heeney, Service Manager at Resolve

The service that Hertfordshire Community Foundation offers is flexible and cost effective. Our fund has been tailored to our needs and the Foundation's knowledge of local charitable groups helps our staff committee make informed decisions on where we target our support

Paul Marsden, Chief Executive, Harpenden Building Society

The knowledge and expertise of Hertfordshire Community Foundation has been invaluable in setting up and running a family fund, which generates income to benefit in my locality.

The Elliston Family Fund

Hertfordshire Community Foundation has helped Scoots to expand its help within the local community by allowing us to help an additional 3 clients. Michael Smith is a client from Hinxworth currently being helped from Scoots. He said "Being on Scoots has totally changed my life and that of my family. It has given me freedom and independence. I was given incapacity benefit for life 5 years ago and never was expected to work but the last 6 months have totally changed my life. I have a job making ice-cream and I am now totally independent. The scheme is amazing!

Ricky Moore, Scoots L2O Project Manager

The Trustees are incredibly grateful for the timely support provided by Hertfordshire Community Foundation. It is fundamentally important to a small charity that we are able to deliver consistently our specialist provision. Thanks to this grant, two of our senior Lead professionals attended as SCERTS Training Course; one Trustee and one Lead professional attended a NAS (SPELL) Training Course; two of our Teaching Assistants attended Elkland Speech and Language Training; and two Teaching Assistants have progressed to staged Level 2 by attending a Sherborne Development Movement Course. As a result we feel TRACKS is at the cutting edge of research in the field of autism education and tailoring what we learn to the Tracks Approach

Michael Shaw, Tracks

On behalf of everyone at Gaddesden Place Riding for the Disabled Centre, we are grateful for the grant received from Hertfordshire Community Foundation, which has enabled us to purchase an electric hoist. This will make it easier for our less mobile riders to mount their ponies safely and will reduce the need for lifting by, and risk of injury to, our helpers.

Trevor Mills, Trustee of Gaddesden Place RDA
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