Grants of up to £5,000 to promote the health and wellbeing of older people in Bushey and the surrounding areas.

Next application deadline: Midnight 2nd August 2022 for decisions in October. Current applicants can expect decisions in early March.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to groups working to promote health and wellbeing for older residents of Bushey and the surrounding areas (including Watford, Radlett and Borehamwood).

HCF are looking for projects that:
  • Demonstrating how the money requested will help to make a positive difference (i.e. have clear objectives and outcomes).
  • Projects are well thought through and costed appropriately.
  • Groups are well connected to the communities they serve.
  • Groups are able to spend the funding within 12 months of the grant being awarded.

    Please note this fund is part of our regular HCF Large Grants programme. You can only hold one HCF Large Grant at a time. Please do not apply more than once even for multiple projects, and do not apply if you currently hold a grant via our HCF Large Grants or HCF Small Grants programmes.

    To apply for a grant, projects and groups must also meet our usual HCF Large Grant criteria, available as a pdf below.

    For more information, please call the grants team on 01707 251351 or email

    We do not have a separate programme for this fund. To make an application via HCF Large Grants click here.

    HCF Large Grants
    HCF Large grants criteria and guidance

    Did you know we also have a Hertsmere Crowdfunder for projects in Bushey or Potters Bar? Find out more about Hertsmere Borough Council's Innovation Fund here.

    Are you new to fundraising? Have you already tried but want to improve your effectiveness?
    If your answer is "yes" to either of these, then you will benefit from the courses provided by HCF Training and Development.
    Click here for more information about our Building Sustainability programme and the other training and support available.
  • Catch up with our latest news

    Giving to HCF before 5 April 2022 could lower your tax bill
    With end of the tax year fast approaching now is a good time to consider tax planning to maximise the use of your individual allowances, reliefs and exemptions for the current tax year. Some of these will be lost if not used before the end of the tax year.
    High Sheriff Awards celebrate charitable projects helping local young people to excel
    Lionel Wallace DL, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire publicly recognised and rewarded thirteen Hertfordshire voluntary organisations at the 2022 High Sheriff Awards ceremony held on 10 March 2022. .
    2022 High Sheriff Awards - Online event
    Join the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Lionel Wallace DL on Thursday 10 March 2022 to celebrate and recognise local charities and community groups that are supporting local young people to excel. .
    Seeing the impact of HCF's grant making - West Herts ABC
    As a Grants Manager for HCF, one of the highlights of the role is visiting charities we have supported, with fundholders in attendance, to see the impact of their giving, and the difference it makes in local communities. .