Who can apply?
You can apply if you work or volunteer for a group that:
is based in Hertfordshire
is a not for profit voluntary or community group or faith group
runs a venue, like a village hall, community centre, or religious building - or operates a service in a venue which could be used as a warm space
has a Safeguarding policy that covers the activities you want us to fund plus a policy covering COVID and infectious diseases
has an up to date Risk Assessment
has up to date Public Liability insurance
We would also encourage groups to speak to others in their area to agree who is best placed to become a ‘warm space’.
What can we fund ?
Anything that will help you to provide a welcoming warm space to those who need it, including the following:
provision of free or subsidised drinks and food
other relevant costs for example transport to the venue
If you are a rural space or need to help residents to get to your venue, you are able to apply for additional funding to facilitate transport. You can apply for up to £500.
Useful Resources - please read
If you are successful with your application you will be asked to register on the HCC Warm Spaces directory so that people can find you easily and see what you can offer. Click here to go the HCC page
to see the directory and also to find a range of useful resources that can support you in running your Warm Space including links to policies, advice and training.
Before applying please read the guidance notes below. Warm Spaces Guidance Winter 23
If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
in the first instance.