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.

Each year Hertfordshire Community Foundation runs an appeal to raise funds to help ensure that 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.

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.

Our Winter Appeal launches in early autumn each year. To find out more about the appeal to become involved please email

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