Funding Local Causes

Keeping the Heart in Herts Charitable Fund

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Hertfordshire Community Foundation and the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce are delighted to launch a new and exciting initiative – the ‘Keeping the Heart in Herts Charitable Fund.’
This new charitable fund is managed by Hertfordshire Community Foundation and provides a simple yet effective way for Hertfordshire businesses to support the communities that they operate in.

Members of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce's business community are invited to come together and contribute to this new fund. Through the pooling of regular annual donations the Keeping the Heart in Herts Charitable Fund will support local people in Hertfordshire and address a wide range of social need including domestic abuse, homelessness, poverty and mental health issues.

The fund has already secured the support of KANE (winners of the Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2022 and previous winners of ‘Inspiring Herts Awards 2020/21).

With over 35 years’ experience in local grant making HCF is ideally placed to support your business’s local charitable giving. By working together Chamber members can pool their support and contribute to the communities and society of which they are a part of and enable HCF to support more local people in need, in perpetuity.

I would like to find out more…
We are inviting Chamber members to make an annual commitment to the fund. Gifts can be made directly from your business, or from you as an individual (tax relief may apply). We know business performance varies from year to year so you can either agree a fixed annual donation, change the amount you give each year or gift a percentage of your business’s profit.
We look forward to promoting your involvement across our social media channels.

How do I sign up?
Simply complete the standing order form and return by post to ‘Keeping the Heart in Herts Fund’, HCF, Foundation House, 2-4 Forum Place, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 0RN. or please email a scanned copy to amanda.jansen@hertscf.org.uk

Alternatively, if you would like to ask any questions about the fund, including how it will help local lives, please contact Amanda Jansen, Head of Philanthropy on 01707 280348.

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Your organisation's donation could support:

  • Lunch clubs to combat loneliness among older people

  • Emotional help for people struggling with their mental health

  • Advice for parents caring for children with disabilities

  • Practical help for those experiencing food and fuel poverty


KANE, a 2nd generation family business based in Welwyn Garden City, is delighted to support HCF. By contributing the Keeping the Heart in Herts fund, KANE will improve the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which our colleagues live and work. I would encourage other local businesses to join us to ensure those living in Hertfordshire can access support when they need it the most.
Jonathan Kane, Chief Executive Officer, KANE

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