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Grants to protect and enhance Hertfordshire’s natural spaces

HCF have launched a new grant programme for projects improving the environment in Hertfordshire.

Helen Gray Foundation Director for Hertfordshire Community Foundation said; “We are launching this new funding to coincide with COP26, the UN climate summit in Glasgow, as the aim of this fund is to support projects across Hertfordshire which protect our beautiful countryside, while also addressing social issues.

“Grants of up to £5,000 are available. We are looking for innovative green projects that improve our local environment, educate about the impact of climate change, and have a positive impact on the lives of Hertfordshire residents.

“These can range from the regeneration of green spaces, restoring local habitats and litter picking, to community gardening with an environmental focus.

“This new funding is important as the quality of the local environment directly affects each of us. Hertfordshire Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for all residents and with this funding, as well as our other grant programmes, we are working towards making Hertfordshire a better place to live now and for the future.”

Hertfordshire charities and non-profit organisations that are interested in applying for a grant can visit www.hertscf.org.uk/environment

Hertfordshire Community Foundation is also working with Hertfordshire County Council to launch the Sustainable Hertfordshire fund, as part of Hertfordshire’s Crowdfunder platform. Voluntary and community organisations will be able to apply for up to 50% of their project costs that support the Council’s climate emergency response.

Find out more about the fund available through the Hertfordshire Crowdfund platform here:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/programmes/crowdfund-hertfordshire

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