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

PCC Action Fund

Next application deadline: 25th September 2020

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

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.

Crowdfund Hertfordshire

Next application deadline: Rolling

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

HCF Large up to £5,000

Next application deadline: 5pm 5th October 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups helping to tackle identified needs in Hertfordshire.

HCF Large Grants - Friends of Bushey Seniors

Next application deadline: 5pm 5th October 2020

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

HCF Small up to £1,000

Next application deadline: Currently closed while we prioritise our response to Covid-19

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

Anglian Water Positive Difference Fund

Next aplication deadline: Currently closed

Grants for groups supporting communities through the current crisis in Letchworth, Baldock, Hitchin and Royston.

Coronavirus Relief Fund for Hertfordshire

Next application deadline: Currently closed

Applicants to this fund please note you may have to wait a little longer to hear the outcome due to the huge volume of applications received. For groups supporting vulnerable people most affected by the emerging issues of the threat of the coronavirus.

#iwill - youth social action

Next application deadline:
Currently closed

Grants from £1,000 to £5,000 available for projects helping to engage young people in social action such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.

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