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Funding boost for community groups

Last Modified April 11, 2017

Are you in a community group that needs help to buy equipment or upgrade your facilities? If so, you could be eligible for one-off funding from the council.

We run a community grant scheme to provide small-scale financial support to voluntary or charitable organisations that benefit local people.

Hilary Shade, Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement, said: "I'd encourage any local group that needs a helping hand to get in touch with us to find out if they would be entitled to receive money towards organisational or project costs.”

A range of ages and communities in Hertsmere have already benefited from the council’s community grant scheme.

Just over £46,500 has been awarded as community grants to 25 voluntary, charitable and non-profit organisations in the borough during 2016/2017. Community grants can be used, for example, for buying equipment, producing marketing information, training, upgrading facilities or venue hire. The maximum amount which can be applied for is £2,000.

Hilary Shade adds: “We have received a range of community grant applications during the last financial year towards a number of projects that benefit people from across the borough.

“Increasingly, our emphasis is on helping communities to help themselves. If you are a community group or charity operating in the Hertsmere area, in need of extra funds, then now is the time to apply.”

Applications for community grants must be made by Wednesday 31 May 2017.

To apply for a community grant fill out an online form at www.hertsmere.gov.uk/communitygrants, call 020 8207 7801 or email corporate.support@hertsmere.gov.uk

Posted on Tuesday 11th April 2017

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