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Trustees of charities and trusts

Charities and trusts can benefit by transferring assets to us when trustees wish to retire, when an original purpose is hard to fulfil or when the charity is being wound up.

As part of our mission to continuously increase investment in Hertfordshire, we work with established or new trusts and foundations that would like to outsource part or all of their grant-making. We are also able to handle the transfer of dormant or moribund trusts. We often work on behalf of other funding bodies and charitable trusts enabling them to support many smaller local Hertfordshire based projects. Our partnerships with organisations such as Comic Relief helps them to channel vital funding into our network of local causes.
Services to Trusts and Funding Bodies
Both private trusts and foundations and national funding bodies use HCF’s local knowledge to make grants that fit their criteria and strategy, giving local voluntary and community organisations access to funding opportunities that might not otherwise have been available to them. In this way we can provide such partners with an administrative service via our grant-application and panel processes.

Dormant and Ineffective Trusts
Many private charitable trusts become dormant because they have difficulty identifying beneficiaries, or because the trustees and founders find the administration and responsibility of running a charity too onerous. A dormant trust’s funds can be revitalised by being released to HCF, where they can be used to support areas of current need in Hertfordshire. This service is endorsed by the Charity Commission. For further details please download the document below.

To find out more please contact us.

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Coronavirus Relief Fund survey results have been published
We are really grateful to all 222 organisations that responded to our recent online survey. We’d also like to thank the 14 local organisations working across a range of needs that were interviewed by video conferencing or phone as part of our research.
Crowdfund Hertfordshire webpage launched to help local charities and businesses
A new Hertfordshire wide crowdfunding platform went live this week giving local groups and organisations an opportunity to secure funds through crowdfunding. The site has been established by Hertfordshire County Council and will be managed by Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
NEW: Good Governance online training for senior leadership
Our new webinar series has been developed to support the Hertfordshire voluntary sector to ensure good governance during COVID-19 and beyond. .
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HCF is committed to continuing to support Hertfordshire’s local voluntary sector organisations helping those most affected by the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. .