TOGETHER WE CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs and challenges in the county through research and analysis.

Hertfordshire Matters report is a comprehensive analysis of the need existing in our county.
Our case studies showcase some of the grants we have given and their impact in the local community.

Hertfordshire Matters: Take a look at our needs analysis research which measures the health and vitality of the county and identifies significant trends and issues that are affecting our communities. It helps inform our grant-making.

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Borehamwood Foodbank case study

1 in 5 parents of school children will skip meals in order to make sure there is enough food for their children to eat* - a grant of £1000 helped a local foodbank provide 400 meals to families in need last summer
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The Living Room case study

Supporting those affected by domestic abuse - a grant of £4,964 from the PCC Action Fund will help a local charity provide weekly therapy sessions and raise awareness of the issues
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Herts Young Homeless case study

Stalling the rise in homelessness - a grant of £10,000 helps local charity provide a safe, clean and supportive ‘breathing space’ for 18 to 24 year olds to stay overnight in times of crisis
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Children's Fund case study

During 2016/2017 Herts Community Foundation provided over 70 small grants across the county, distributing over £15,000 to families in need. Read how we helped Alex and her family.
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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. .