Funding Local Causes

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

Spring Walk raises money for local charities
Over 40 enthusiastic participants gathered in the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside in Buntingford on a sunny morning on 18 April to raise funds and awareness for a good cause. The spring walk was organised by Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s (HCF) Ambassador Henrietta Buxton and graciously hosted by HCF Trustee James Hopkins and his wife Sarah.
High Sheriff Awards celebrate charitable projects across Hertfordshire
Liz Green, the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, publicly recognised and rewarded ten Hertfordshire voluntary organisations at the 2024 High Sheriff Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, 26 March 2024. The annual Awards, now in their 29th year, celebrate the excellent work undertaken by charitable groups and individuals who have made a significant contribution to Hertfordshire’s communities.
Affinity Water supports The Red Shed Garden Project
Hertfordshire Community Foundation is delighted to announce the recent grant funding allocation to The Red Shed Garden Project, a charity dedicated to supporting individuals living with dementia in Hertfordshire. This funding, made possible through our partnership with Affinity Water and facilitated by our grant-making efforts, highlights our joint commitment to addressing local needs and promoting social well-being.
Complete the HCF Environmental Sustainability Survey
Ensuring a resilient future for Hertfordshire charities in the face of climate changeIn light of the disproportionate impact of climate change on vulnerable communities, it is crucial for charities to build resilience for an uncertain future. At Hertfordshire Community Foundation, we're planning a comprehensive support programme to empower local charities to improve their sustainability.