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

HAPpy Holiday Activity Programme Christmas School Holidays

Open for Christmas school holiday applications deadline: 6th October 2021

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

HCC Community Opportunities & Day Activities

Programme restarted after pause for pandemic
deadline: 22nd October 2021

Grants to provide services and activities which help improve the lives of older people and adults with disabilities in Hertfordshire


PCC Action Fund

Next application deadline: 26th October 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: 26th October 2021 for decisions in early December

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: 26th October 2021 for decisions in early December

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.

HCF Small up to £1,000

Next application deadline: rolling decisions, within two months of application

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

The Quercus Fund

Next application deadline: Closed

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.

Made By Sport

Final Application deadline: Closed

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

High Sheriff Awards 2021

Nominations are now closed

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

Covid Local Support Grant

Grants of up to £10,000

Funding for groups supporting vulnerable people particularly affected by the pandemic to help with access to food and fuel

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Catch up with our latest news

Webinar for Community Opportunities and Day Activities grants
We are pleased to invite interested parties to join an informative webinar to learn more about the restarting of this programme. .
HAPpy: Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme Christmas launch
This Christmas, Hertfordshire County Council, Herts Sports Partnership and Hertfordshire Community Foundation will once again join forces to deliver healthy food alongside physical and enrichment activities, under the name ‘HAPpy: Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme’. HAPpy aims to tackle the triple inequalities of holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation.
Please help up to understand the need in Hertfordshire in 2021
In May 2020 HCF conducted a survey to better understand the impact of Covid-19 on the local sector and to help HCF to shape our grant making and training and development in response to the pandemic. .
Save the date: Nominations open for the High Sheriff Awards on 12 August 2021
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Lionel Wallace DL, is inviting the people of Hertfordshire to save the date of Thursday, 12 August 2021. .