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

Building Effectiveness 2024: Open for applications!
The Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Hertfordshire can now apply towards the Building Effectiveness 2024 programme. This initiative is set to challenge and support VCSE sector leaders in identifying and addressing issues that hinder their organisations' growth and long-term sustainability.
Successful gathering for Private Client Advisors
Thank you to all our delegates, speakers and sponsor who joined us at our exclusive Private Client Networking event held on Friday 24 May at the very beautiful and newly opened Apple House at the Serge Hill Project..
Exclusive networking opportunity for legal, financial and advisory professionals in Hertfordshire
Legal, financial and advisory professionals working with private clients in Hertfordshire are invited to join Hertfordshire Community Foundation on Friday, 24 May 2024 for an exclusive Private Client Networking Lunch in collaboration with Longmores Solicitors. .
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.