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Providing essential and timely support to disadvantaged children and families in Hertfordshire

For nearly 20 years, Hertfordshire Children's Fund has been providing effective, practical support to disadvantaged children and their families in Hertfordshire by providing grants of up to £300 for household essentials such as washing machines, cookers and beds to ensure they could keep their children healthy, safe and clean.
The Fund works alongside health visitors, social workers and other professionals to step in where most other sources of funding have been exhausted, making sure that each family's needs are properly met.

Applications come through the professionals who know of the children and can verify their situations. During the assessment and decision making process, consideration is given to the applicant’s ability to finance the item themselves, whether a grant for the item is the most appropriate way to help and whether they need to be signposted to other organisations for further support e.g. budgeting, benefits advice, advocacy services etc.

The Fund relies heavily on contributions from individuals, groups and businesses in order to continue to support those in need. If you would like to donate to the fund, take part in a sponsored event or organise your own fundraiser in support of the Hertfordshire Children’s Fund, we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to donate to the Fund you can do so via the Fund's Just Giving page , alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to 'Hertfordshire Community Foundation' and post it to:
Hertfordshire Children's Fund, HCF, 2-4 Forum Place, Fiddlebridge Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0RN

Click here to read the story of a family we were able to help.

If you would like to make an online donation to the Hertfordshire Children's Fund please click below

Watch this short interview with a grant recipient to see the difference our Children's Fund grants make

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Thanks so much. This means so much to the family, I had been so worried that they would not have any beds to sleep on. So this is amazing. Really appreciate the support.
Resettlement Worker
The little boy was so pleased with his bed. He was really delighted and mum was very happy to have a functioning fridge. Thank you so much HCF.
Support Worker, Targeted Youth Support Team
'J' has asked me to pass on her thanks to you for the grant enabling her to purchase a new washing machine. It arrived yesterday and she's delighted with it (in her words "I'm so happy!") so thank you to you all at HCF for making that possible.
Debt Coach
Thank you so much for your support in this matter, the family are moving into their new home this weekend, Mum has already taken delivery of the beds and built them ready for the children to sleep in tonight - the children are very excited. Mum was so appreciative of your help.
Pastoral Care Manager
Finally we can eat what we want. I am soooo happy. Thank you for this great help and support.
Children's Fund beneficiary
Thank you so much for the cooker. The mum is so happy she cried!
Family Support Worker
Thank you so much!
I know that this will be such a big help for the family in need.

This is an amazing grant!
Primary Support Services Teacher - NHESC
Finally we can eat what we want. I am soooo happy. Thank you for this great help and support.
Children's Fund beneficiary
Thank you so much for the voucher… the family were so happy to be awarded this. It has really helped mum, has taken a lot of pressure off mum.
Family Resettlement Worker
"Thank you so much for your support – I know 2 little boys who are going to sleep a lot better now."
Trust Officer, Dacorum Community Trust

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