Around 10% of the county’s population is living in its most deprived areas including 28,100 children
During 2016/2017 HCF provided over 70 small grants across the county, distributing over £15,000 but they often received more requests for help than they are able to fulfill.
Alex Elmadhi from St. Albans said: “As a mum with five year old twins, I was facing relationship and financial difficulties, and struggling to make ends meet. When my fridge stopped working, I didn’t know how I would find the money to replace it. Fortunately my support worker referred me for a grant from HCF, which helped me buy a fridge. I was incredibly grateful for HCF’s help without which I don’t know what I would have done.”