Funding Local Causes

Grants of up to £500 for disadvantaged individuals/families who are permanently housed or have a secure offer of housing in the parishes of Ware, Thundridge and Wareside

Next application deadline: Rolling

The application must be for disadvantaged individuals/families who are permanently housed or have a secure* offer of housing in the parishes of Ware, Thundridge and Wareside.

* Secure, Assured, or Assured Shorthold Tenancy
Grant applications must be made by a practitioner (e.g. a support worker, social worker, case officer, senior support worker, health visitor, senior teacher or lecturer, minister of religion, local councillor etc) who knows the applicant and is qualified to assess their needs.

If you are unsure if the applicant resides in one of these parishes, please check the parish map and postcode on the links below:

If you have any further queries, please email us at


The Ware Charities is a local organisation, long established and funded by legacies, which can in approved circumstances provide financial support to:

  • people in need living in Ware, Wareside or Thundridge, and

  • those in need from outside this area who are being educated or trained in one of these parishes (i.e. at local schools and colleges)

The Charity can provide support to, for example:

  • individuals and families struggling for basic living needs (e.g. critical white goods and basic furnishings)

  • those needing help with education expenses (e.g. school trips, education equipment including uniforms, IT etc)

  • parents and carers seeking to retrain and needing help with course fees

In 2023 The Ware Charities concluded that local individuals and families would be better served if the fund was administered by Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF).

HCF are pleased to fulfil The Ware Charities’ aims by continuing to administer this fund for the benefit of individuals and families living in the parishes of Ware, Thundridge and Wareside.


The Ware Charities Guidance Notes December 2023

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