Funding Local Causes

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 grants@hertscf.org.uk.

Household Support Fund for Groups

Grants of up to £10,000

Application deadline: rolling


Funding for groups supporting adults and families in need to access food, fuel and water and wider essentials



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HCF Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000

Application deadline £5,000 grants: currently closed until further notice

Application deadline £10,000 grants: Friday 13th September 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 available for projects addressing need and deprivation in Hertfordshire, with regular deadlines throughout the year.
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HCC Community Transport Fund

Grants of up to £500

Application deadline: rolling

To help people access Community Activities
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Hertfordshire Community Spaces

Please contact us regarding your eligibility for this programme

Funding for community groups to open their doors wide to their community, made available by Hertfordshire County Council as part of the Government’s Household Support Grant
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Access to music

Grants of up to £1,000

Application deadline: rolling


Charities, community groups, non-profits and schools can apply for grants to improve access to music for children and young people in Hertfordshire.
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The Frank Litchfield Trust

Grants of up to £5,000

Application deadline: Rolling

For groups within 20 miles of Royston, addressing need and disadvantage including rural isolation
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Training & development

Application deadline: 31 January 2025

Hertfordshire voluntary & community organisations providing adult social care can now apply for grants towards workforce learning & development. Grants of up to £1,500 for organisations & £500 for individuals working within an organisation.
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HAPpy Holiday Activity & Food Programme (HAF)

Application Deadline: Currently Closed

Grants available for the delivery of school holiday activity programmes to children from aged 4 to 16 (Reception age to year 11 inclusive) eligible for benefits related free school meals
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HCC Building Life Chances

Grants of up to £10,000

Application deadline: Currently closed

Funding for groups supporting vulnerable people affected by the pandemic to help address inequalities
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Hertfordshire Educational Fund Trips/Activities


Application deadline: Currently closed

Schools can apply for funding to subsidise educational trips/activities taking place in this academic year (2023/24)


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All Ages Together in St Albans

Grants of up to £2,000

Application Deadline - rolling

Community and voluntary groups working with different generations to tackle loneliness and isolation in St Albans and District can apply

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The Quercus Fund

This programme has closed for applications

Grants of up to £5,000

Grants of up to £5,000 available for voluntary and community groups supporting young people in the Watford area.
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Hertfordshire User Voice Grant Fund

Grants from £12,000

This programme has closed for applications


For groups that support people with a learning disability who either live in the community, or in supported living or care settings.
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Hertfordshire Grassroots Domestic Abuse Support

Grants from £10,000 to £50,000

This programme has closed for applications

This HCC funding is for organisations who work with people from under-represented groups who may not be accessing traditional domestic abuse services.
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Enviromental projects

Grants of up to £5,000

This programme has closed for applications


Funding for projects that aim to improve our local environment in Hertfordshire, help residents reduce their energy use and educate about the impact of climate change.
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Catch up with our latest news

Building Effectiveness 2024: Open for applications!
The Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Hertfordshire can now apply towards the Building Effectiveness 2024 programme. This initiative is set to challenge and support VCSE sector leaders in identifying and addressing issues that hinder their organisations' growth and long-term sustainability.
Successful gathering for Private Client Advisors
Thank you to all our delegates, speakers and sponsor who joined us at our exclusive Private Client Networking event held on Friday 24 May at the very beautiful and newly opened Apple House at the Serge Hill Project..
Exclusive networking opportunity for legal, financial and advisory professionals in Hertfordshire
Legal, financial and advisory professionals working with private clients in Hertfordshire are invited to join Hertfordshire Community Foundation on Friday, 24 May 2024 for an exclusive Private Client Networking Lunch in collaboration with Longmores Solicitors. .
Spring Walk raises money for local charities
Over 40 enthusiastic participants gathered in the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside in Buntingford on a sunny morning on 18 April to raise funds and awareness for a good cause. The spring walk was organised by Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s (HCF) Ambassador Henrietta Buxton and graciously hosted by HCF Trustee James Hopkins and his wife Sarah.