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 Easter

Next application deadline: 5th March 2021

Applicants will be notified of the panel decision by 18th March 2021

Grants available for the delivery of holiday activity programmes to children aged 5-16 in the Easter holiday

PCC Action Fund

Next application deadline: 13th April 2021

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

HCF Large Grants - Friends of Bushey Seniors

Next application deadline: 5pm 13th April 2021

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

HCF Large up to £5,000

Next application deadline: 5pm 13th April 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.

Hertfordshire Covid-19 Winter Grants Scheme

Next application deadline: 16th April 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to groups working in areas of deprivation in Hertfordshire that support vulnerable adults by providing access to food and/or support with bills such as fuel and water.

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

Co-op Food Fund

Next application deadline : Currently closed

Charities and community groups addressing food poverty can apply for grants of up to 5,000

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.

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.

#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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Catch up with our latest news

Grants to run activities for Hertfordshire school children this Easter
The Easter holidays are looking brighter for disadvantaged children and young people in Hertfordshire thanks to an exciting partnership. Hertfordshire County Council has joined forces with Herts Sports Partnership and the Hertfordshire Community Foundation to deliver healthy food and activities over the holidays.
Tax allowances can help you to make a difference
With end of the tax year fast approaching now is a good time to consider tax planning to maximise the use of your individual allowances, reliefs and exemptions for the current tax year. Some of these will be lost if not used before the end of the tax year.
Next Generation Giving: Professional advisor webinar, 24 February 2021
Professional advisors are invited to join us on Thursday 25 February at 12pm for our ‘Next Generation Giving’ webinar. .
Winter grants available to combat food and fuel poverty in Hertfordshire
The Hertfordshire Covid-19 Winter grants scheme is open for applications and the deadline for applications has been extended to 15th February. .