We recognise the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the local community and particularly on the local voluntary and community sector. To reflect these additional challenges, for 2021/22 the grants programme is being delivered in three separate funding streams. 

Please note applications for the 2021/22 programme have now closed. Keep an eye on this page for updates. 

What can I apply for?

Funding Stream 1.  Applications up to £3,000:  Funding for projects or services that support the local community by focusing on issues exacerbated by the pandemic such as Food Poverty, Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, Physical Activity and Social Isolation, Substance Abuse and Homelessness. 

The panel will consider applications for funding which can include:  staff costs, capital equipment, venue hire, volunteer costs and also include a reasonable contribution to overheads. 

Funding Stream 2.  Applications up to £3,000: Funding to support organisations to re-open safely or change how they deliver services due to the pandemic  

The panel will consider applications for funding which can include: additional staff costs, capital equipment (including PPE), venue hire and volunteer costs.

Funding Stream 3.  Applications up to £7,500: Funding to support organisations who were directly involved in service delivery to Hertsmere residents throughout the pandemic but are now facing financial difficulties. 

The panel will consider applications that include a contribution to running costs such as rent, rates, insurance, PPE and other COVID-19 compliant infrastructure.  Specific amounts and costings must be provided for all of the above, requests for general amounts will not be considered. NB: There is limited flexibility regarding the cap on applications under this funding stream. Please contact Liz Gore (liz.gore@hertsmere.gov.uk) to discuss your application if you require additional funds over the £7,500 cap. 

How do I apply?

Please read the Guidance Notes (PDF 229kb) before completing the Application Form (Word 39 KB) and then send your completed application form and supporting documentation via email wherever possible to liz.gore@hertsmere.gov.uk or in hard copy c/o Liz Gore, Partnerships and Community Engagement at the Civic Offices.

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 that requires at least two signatories.

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% of the organisations’ members / clients / users 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?

Projects funded during 2021/22:  Community Grants Strands 1 and 2 2021/22