In order to reflect the aspirations set out in the new Hertsmere Vision Document, Delivering Better Futures, our Community Grants scheme for 2024/25 is encouraging applications for funding up to £2,500 for projects and initiatives that celebrate our diverse community and support inclusion as well as those involving creativity in its widest sense.

What can I apply for?

We are specifically looking for projects and initiatives which contribute to achievement of the following Commitments from the Hertsmere Vision Document:

  • Celebrate our heritage and identities 
  • Promote creativity and the arts


Some examples of possible applications are set out below, but any applications which can demonstrate how they will support the achievement of the above Commitments will be considered:  

  • Projects to support a particular group covered by the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010
  • Projects which celebrate our diverse community through creativity or culture
  • An inclusive event or celebration
  • Projects or initiatives which involve creativity in its widest sense
  • Capital expenditure to increase accessibility of existing services/ groups/ projects to the whole community

 Any project must engage with or benefit Hertsmere residents. Applications with match funding will be considered favourably, but this is not essential.   

How do I apply?

Please read the Guidance Notes  before completing the Application Form and then send your completed application form and supporting documentation via email wherever possible to or in hard copy c/o Catriona Briggs, Partnerships and Community Engagement at the Civic Offices

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, 28th June 2024. 

Have a look at our 'Support to the Voluntary Sector Annual Report' to see how the funding was allocated in 2024/25

Who can apply?

  • Any properly constituted group, club or organisation, which is based in, or operates for the benefit of, residents of Hertsmere.
  •  All organisations, groups or clubs must have either charitable, voluntary or not-for-profit status
  • All organisations, groups or clubs must have a bank account in the organisation name that requires at least two signatories who are unrelated.

Priority will be given to voluntary and community sector organisations based in our around Hertsmere and delivering activities or services to the people of Hertsmere.  At least 50 per cent of those benefiting from the grant must live or work in our borough.

Who isn't eligible to apply?

  • Individuals
  • Faith groups whose sole purpose is promoting or benefiting a belief or group of believers
  • Profit-making organisations / groups
  • Statutory bodies / other public bodies

What has been funded before?