Grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 for groups helping to tackle identified need in Hertfordshire

Next application deadline: Midnight 2nd August 2022 for decisions in October. Current applicants can expect decisions in early June. The programme may close for applications early if we have reached capacity.

Please note that we are receiving a higher number of applications than usual, and may close before the stated deadline if we have reached capacity. Don't delay applying.

The HCF Large grants invite applications from projects that are addressing need within Hertfordshire.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects addressing our current priorities. At present these are:
- Mental health needs in children and young people
- Social isolation in people over 65

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects addressing all other identified needs, including needs emerging from the covid pandemic, and to support refugees in Hertfordshire.

Successful applications from this programme are funded by a range of the individual, family and corporate funds managed by HCF.
The grants panel meets to consider applications four times throughout the year. You can apply to this programme any time throughout the year and your application will be reviewed at the next meeting, based on the current deadline.

HCF are looking for projects that:
  • Are meeting an identified need in the county - we encourage groups to reference evidence where available. We encourage applicants to reference our own Hertfordshire Matters reports or other relevant research or data where appropriate.
  • Can demonstrate how the money requested will help them to make a positive difference (i.e. have clear objectives and outcomes).
  • Are well thought through and costed appropriately.
  • Are well connected to the communities they serve.
  • Will be able to spend the funding requested within 12 months of the grant being awarded.

    You must also meet our HCF Large Grants criteria which are available as a pdf below. You can also watch a short video explaining the difference between the HCF Small and Large Grants Programmes here.

    To make an application click here

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