Ward Improvement Initiative Scheme (WIIS)

Each councillor has £500 to spend on worthwhile projects that support our corporate goals which include:

  • Supporting our communities, i.e. to support residents to be healthier and live longer
  • Planning for the future, i.e. build a safe and cohesive community
  • Being an enterprising council, i.e. provide opportunities to enable all the people of Hertsmere to lead fulfilling lives

 WIIS cannot be used to fund projects in any single ward which require further capital or revenue expenditure or create any form of on-going year-on-year financial commitment by us.


How do I apply for funding?

Please read the policy (Word 49,152 bytes) for WIIS. Then you should discuss your proposal with your local councillor before completing the on-line application form .  Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by the councillor who will then decide whether or not to support it. The application will then be assessed by senior officers within the council. You will be notified by letter or email whether or not your application has been successful and, if applicable, the process to follow to claim the funding.

Who can receive a funding?

Any properly constituted group, club or organisation, which is based in, or operates for the benefit of the residents of Hertsmere and has its own bank account.

How do I claim funding?

We may be able to provide money up-front. We would require evidence of expenditure within three months of payment. If the money has not been spent in accordance with the application you will be asked to return the money. All payments made will be made by Banker Automated Clearing Service (BACS). Under no circumstances will cheques or cash be issued.

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