Crowdfund Hertfordshire

An alternative way to raise funds for your community project

HCF is delighted to partner with Hertfordshire County Council to support the new Hertfordshire Crowdfund platform.
The site provides access to a range of local funds including:

Hertfordshire County Council's Community Innovation Fund.
This fund provides support of up to £5,000 per project to support groups working with adults to reduce social isolation, loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, create volunteering opportunities, support vulnerable adults and reduce or delay demand for HCC's services in the community. Click here to find out more and to apply.

Hertsmere Borough Council's Innovation Fund
Up to £5,000 available to groups in the Potters Bar parish area and in the Bushey parish area supporting all age groups in the local community to address need and deprivation. Funding can be used to support a wide range of projects including those which create a lasting capital community asset. For more details of the funds available, or to register your interest in running an Hertsmere Crowdfunder please click here.

The Sustainable Hertfordshire Fund
Match funding grants of up to £5,000 are available to support projects and activities that are helping Hertfordshire become carbon neutral and tackle climate change. The fund aims to inspire and back projects that support Hertfordshire County Council's climate emergency response by assisting with one or more of their ambitions. Click here to find out more or to apply.

For further details on the above funds please contact Ana Siewniak at

Online support and training

Crowdfunder has re-launched their coaching offer as ‘Education’ with new ways to learn how to crowdfund and build skills, whatever your learning style:
  • The Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub: a new coaching hub for projects to get the support to raise the funds they need, when they need it.
  • Weekly drop-ins: Regular access to a Crowdfunding coach and peer to peer learning
  • Monthly webinars : Expert help from our Crowdfunder coaches with tips and inspiration from successful project owners
  • Online learning programmes: a bespoke set of online courses for project owners to follow at their own pace as they learn the core skills of crowdfunding
  • A heartfelt thanks from us for the HCC donation which enabled us to reach our Crowdfunder target. You were literally the donors who carried us over the line.
    Sue Mott, Stepping Out with Carers CIC
    I have learnt a whole new set of communication skills to encourage community giving. I found the crowdfunding process easy to understand and navigate with the online tool allowing me to create a simple 'shop window’ to showcase and explain our project to the general public .It greatly increased our project’s visibility within our community and allowed us to reach out to other communities so they can connect what we are doing and how it might benefit their communities also.
    Claire, The Hadhams' Community Hub

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