Funding Local Causes

Grants to individuals

Funding is available to help combat disadvantage and exclusion in Hertfordshire.

We are able to make small grants to support individuals and families, via applications from a supporting worker.

Please note we cannot accept self-referrals. Grant applications must be submitted by a professional person from a recognised organisation who has an on-going professional relationship with the beneficiary (e.g. health professional, teacher, social worker or support worker) and who can verify the beneficiary’s situation. We can only discuss grant applications with the professional involved.

If you are an individual looking for support, please ask a professional supporting you (as outlined above) to apply on your behalf. Do not apply to us, or call us directly as we will not be able to help you.

If you are an individual in crisis, you may find it useful to contact Herts Help.
These funds help families with young children as well as young people living in Hertfordshire.

The Ware Charities Fund

Next application deadline: Rolling

Grants of up to £500 for disadvantaged individuals/families who are permanently housed or have a secure offer of housing in the parishes of Ware, Thundridge and Wareside to cover the cost of essential items such as white goods, children’s furniture etc.

Please read the guidance notes for what we can and cannot fund before applying.
READ MORE

Hertfordshire Children's Fund

Application deadline: rolling

Grants of up to £500 for families in crisis to cover the cost of essential items such as beds, bedding and essential white goods.

Please read the guidance notes for what we can and cannot fund before applying.

We can only award 1 white good item per family.






READ MORE

Bowley Fund


Next application deadline: rolling

Grants of up to £500 for disadvantaged families living in Watford and Three Rivers to purchase essential white goods and children’s furniture.

Please read the guidance notes for what we can and cannot fund before applying.

We can only award 1 white good item per family.





READ MORE

Do you want to stay informed about new grant funding available?


Sign up to our grant funding newsletters

SIGN UP

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.