Funding Local Causes

Appeal to help residents in need this winter

More than 55,000 people in Hertfordshire are living in fuel poverty, with cold homes putting them at risk of suffering illness, poor health and even death this winter.

As energy prices remain high and more and more people are impacted by the cost-of-living crisis, this year it is more important than ever that we make sure the most vulnerable people in our society are kept safe, warm and well.
How we help
Our Winter Appeal raises money to give out in grants to help local charities and community organisations to support those in most urgent need during the coldest winter months and the current cost-of-living crisis.

Grants have supported grassroot community organisations like Jedidiah UK who provide a free fresh food pantry in Hertford helping people who are struggling to make ends meet access healthy fresh food which would otherwise go to waste, and the Bedwell Community Centre a vital community space in one of the most deprived parts of Hertfordshire.

The grants help local people like Jodie*
“I would just like to send on behalf of myself and my family the gratitude and overwhelming thanks it was much needed at just the right time. So grateful and truly appreciate this. Thank you so much for giving and caring.”

Can you help?
By supporting our Winter Appeal you can help local people so they don't have to make the heart-breaking decision between eating and heating their homes.
We are also asking those who receive the Winter Fuel Payment who may not need it to donate some or all of it.

Make a donation

To make a donation:

  • Online: Click on the ‘Please donate’ button on this page.
  • Bank transfer: Use Account number 28592379, sort code 60-10-39
  • Cheque: Make cheques payable to Hertfordshire Community Foundation and write on the back ‘Winter Appeal.’ Please post to:
    Hertfordshire Community Foundation
    2-4 Foundation House
    Fiddlebridge Way
    AL10 0RN

    If you are a UK tax payer donating by bank transfer or cheque, please take the time to download and complete a Gift Aid Form. This means that we increase the value of your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you.

    Thank you so much for your support.


    Other ways to support our Winter Appeal:

  • Charity Christmas eCards

    To help raise vital funds for HCF's Winter Appeal we will be offering personalised virtual charity e-cards in return for a donation.

    Charity Christmas Trees

    Buy a beautiful organic Nordic fir Christmas tree on Sacombe Green - all proceeds will go to charity, one of which being HCF.

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