Crowdfund Hertfordshire makes first pledge to help project tackling isolation

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) have recently made their first crowdfunding pledge on Crowdfund Hertfordshire to raise money for ‘COME ON OUT’.

‘COME ON OUT’ is a new innovation project that gives lonely isolated people with mental health challenges an opportunity to get support while exercising, socialising and developing friendships over lunch.

Exercise isn’t only good for our physical health, it can help support and improve our mental health too. We only need 30-45 minutes of moderate exercise three times a week to make a difference to our physical and mental wellbeing. Combining this with the act of talking and sharing a meal can be an incredibly powerful combination for people who struggle with isolation.

Crowdfund Hertfordshire has been set up specifically for the county to provide applicants with access to local funding, including HCC’s Community Innovation Fund and the fund is being managed by HCF on HCC’s behalf.

If you are interested in learning more about crowdfunding and how to set up your project, please book a place on the free webinar coming up on Thursday 18 June, 12pm to 1pm.

Book your place HERE

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