Local funding for local groups

Hertfordshire Community Foundation provides a range of grants to support the county's community and voluntary groups.

An overview of the grant programmes is shown below. Please click through to the relevant page for full details including eligibility criteria and application guidelines.

If you need any extra help in completing an application form please do get in touch with the Grants Team on 01707 251351 or email

Made By Sport

Next application deadline: Reopening on 1 June with a rolling deadline until 20 August 2021 or until funds expire

Grants of up to £2,021 available for sports clubs and organisations to help them to continue to bring sport and physical activity into young people's lives following the pandemic

The Quercus Fund

Application deadline: 6th August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 for voluntary and community groups improving the lives of young people up to the age of 25 in the Watford district.

PCC Action Fund

Next application deadline: 3rd August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 to support innovative local schemes which aim to reduce crime and make our communities safer.

HCF Large up to £5,000

Next application deadline: 3rd August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups helping to tackle identified needs in Hertfordshire. This includes emerging needs linked to the Coronavirus pandemic.

HCF Large Grants - Friends of Bushey Seniors

Next application deadline: 3rd August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 to promote the health and wellbeing of older people in Bushey and the surrounding area.

Crowdfund Hertfordshire

Next application deadline: rolling

An innovative way for local groups to access local funding including Hertfordshire County Council's Community Innovation Fund.

Hertfordshire Children's Fund

Next application deadline: Rolling

Grants of up to £300 for families in crisis to cover the cost of essential items such as beds, bedding and white goods.

St Albans Care Leavers Fund

Next application deadline: rolling

Grants of up to £500 available for individuals aged 16-25 who have previously been in care in St Albans

HAPpy Holiday Activity Programme Christmas

Next application deadline: Closed - will reopen in the autumn for Christmas school holiday applications

Grants available for the delivery of Christmas school holiday activity programmes to children eligible for free school meals aged 5-16

HCF Small up to £1,000

Next application deadline: Currently closed while we prioritise our response to Covid-19. Please apply to HCF Large Grants

Grants of up to £1000 to support grassroots organisations (annual income of under £100,000) who are helping to maintain and strengthen our communities.

High Sheriff Awards 2021

Open for nominations: 12th August 2021

Awards for groups empowering young people, or encouraging young people to volunteer in the community.

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