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Hertfordshire Covid-19 Winter Grants Scheme - grants of up to £5,000 to address food and fuel poverty

Open with decisions made on a rolling basis. Deadline: 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to groups working in areas of deprivation in Hertfordshire that support vulnerable adults by providing access to food and/or support with bills such as fuel and water.

Larger grants (up to £10,000) may be considered where a group can demonstrate an ability to work across a larger geography or support significant numbers of local residents. If you would like to apply for a grant in excess of £5,000 please contact grants@hertsf.org.uk before making an online application.

All awarded grants must be spent within three months of receipt.

This funding has been made available by Hertfordshire County Council as a part of the Government’s £170m National Covid-19 Winter Grants Scheme to support vulnerable people over the winter.

Applications from charities, groups and non-profit organisations supporting vulnerable adults that fall into any of the following categories are eligible to apply for funding:
  • Individuals in crisis (eg people facing poverty, experiencing or at risk of homelessness, poor mental health, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction etc) and their families, with our without children
  • Those facing food poverty
  • Those facing fuel poverty
  • Minority and marginalised groups who have been particularly impacted by Covid-19

    Applications from groups who employ benefit advisors wishing to distribute food and fuel vouchers to vulnerable adults will also be welcome.

    Applications are welcome from charities, community and voluntary groups and not for profits of all sizes. However priority will be given to local groups with an in depth knowledge of the issues they are dealing with and the communities they serve.
  • Before applying please read the full criteria below.
    Hertfordshire Covid-19 Winter Grants Scheme Criteria
    Hertfordshire Covid-19 Winter Grants Scheme Criteria


    If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact us at grants@hertscf.org.uk in the first instance.

    To make an application click here.

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