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: Closed

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: currently closed but will open again shortly

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: Currently closed: panel meeting end of May, outcomes known early June

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: Currently closed: panel meeting end of May, outcomes known early June

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.

Made By Sport

Application deadline 20th May

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

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