Funding Local Causes

Publicising your grant

Being awarded a grant is great news for your organisation and your local community. At HCF we are keen to work with you to spread the news of your organisation’s amazing work and the difference it makes to people’s lives.
This will not only raise the profile of your organisation but also increase awareness of Hertfordshire Community Foundation, so we can continue to raise money and support more groups.

Acknowledging your funding
When talking about your project, please mention that it is funded by Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
Please use our logo on any printed or online materials about your project, including:
  • Posters

  • Leaflets and flyers

  • Websites

  • Press releases



You can request our logo files from our marketing officer by emailing marketing@hertscf.org.uk or calling 01707 251 351

Social media
Social media is a great way to promote your work and the support of HCF. For example you could let people know about the funding, when a project will launch, upcoming events or to share stories from some of the people you’ve supported. Do remember to use photos as these really do help to bring your work to life.

You may like to use the hashtag #FundedByHCF and tag us so we can also share the good news! Our social media accounts are:
  • Facebook - @hertfordshirecommunityfoundation

  • Twitter - @HertsCommunityF and our Director is @Helen_E_Gray

  • LinkedIn - @HertfordshireCommunityFoundation

  • Instagram - @hertscommunityf



Media coverage
Getting local newspaper or radio stations to publicise your funded work is a great way to reach people in your area. You could send your local media a press release or call up directly with information about your project.
Local newspapers also love photos, and if you’re trying to get on local TV or radio then you’ll need to have someone available for interview who is either running the project/work or benefiting from it.

Press releases
Press releases should set out why your funded work is important and the difference it will make to people’s lives and your local area. Always remember to paste your press release into the body of an email (instead of an attachment), put details of your announcement in the subject area and include your contact details.
When including photos don’t forget to include the full names of any people pictured.

Case studies
We are always keen to hear about how funding awarded through Hertfordshire Community Foundation changes lives. We use case studies about people supported by projects we’ve funded throughout our publications and publicity materials, including on our website and public campaigns.

If you would like to send us a case study please include:
  • The person’s situation before they got involved in the project

  • How they found out about the project

  • What services or activities they took part in

  • The difference it has made to their lives



Please provide a photo (if possible) and ensure you have consent that the person included is happy for their story to be used in materials available to the public (We can provide a template for gaining consent if you need it).

For support with any of the above please contact Danielle Hood, Marketing Officer for Hertfordshire Community Foundation
Danielle.hood@hertscf.org.uk
01707 251351

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