Started in 1996, Hertfordshire Children's Fund has been providing effective, practical support to disadvantaged children (aged 0-18) and their families in Hertfordshire by providing grants of up to £300 for essential items such as washing machines, cookers and beds to ensure they can keep their children healthy, safe and clean.
Applications must come from a worker or trained volunteer who is part of an organisation that is supporting the family or young person and is capable of assessing their needs. Applications can be made via paper (a Word document is attached below - please note at the moment you do not need to get the family to physically sign the form, just confirm you have their approval) or via our new online application form here
. Applications made via our online form are secure.
If the application is successful, the payment will be made to the organisation so they must be able and prepared to administer and supervise the grant on our behalf.
For example, applications are welcomed from those working for: Hertfordshire County Council Social Services
Charitable and voluntary groups e.g. debt advice agencies, family support etc.
Decisions are made on a rolling basis, and we endeavour to respond with a decision within a month.
Please read the full guidelines and terms and conditions (below) before making an application. Please note, for security reasons we no longer accept paper applications.
Make an application online here.