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Community Grants

Funding is available for projects and activities that contribute to health and wellbeing priorities around healthy living, income deprivation, infrastructure and widening access for 2018/19. A special theme for this year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. Up to £8,000 is available to fund improvements to buildings and open spaces. Up to £3,000 is available to fund all other projects but please be aware that the maximum grant is only available for projects that run for 6 weeks or longer and will clearly result in positive changes to behaviour.

Please note applications for this funding round closed on the 25th June 2018.  The next funding round opens on the 20th August with a deadline of 15th October.  

East Herts Council's priorities for discretionary grant funding for 2018/2019 are listed below.

Healthy Living

Physical activity and healthy nutrition, preventing and delaying the onset of illness, reducing obesity and keeping people healthy and active through:

  • Tackling social isolation - supporting those suffering from loneliness or social exclusion or those who find it difficult to interact the community. A reminiscence project on WW1 could fit here.

  • Supporting people who are tackling addictions

  • Enabling healthier lifestyles

Income deprivation

This is not at the exclusion of supporting work that meets the other priorities in areas that do not suffer from deprivation:

  • Galvanising activities in areas with high levels of deprivation (capacity building)

  • Encouraging existing community groups and activities to deliver in disadvantaged areas of East Herts Community  see Grants Policy document attached)

Infrastructure

Improving or maintaining community buildings and assets to ensure communities have the right infrastructure to support their residents

  • Galvanising community activities

  • Driving community cohesion

  • Creating safer and resilient neighbourhoods

Widening access to sport and culture for children and young people who are vulnerable or inactive

Community events marking Centenary Anniversary of the end of World War 1. Events may be small, friendly gatherings of members of a special interest group OR a community-wide event involving many different organisations - both building a sense of wellbeing, belonging, friendship and reminiscence.

If you have a project that you feel would meet one or more of these priorities, please read our Discretionary Community Grants Policy [454KB]  to ensure you would qualify.

For further guidance, please see our FAQ's and assessment process Community Grants FAQ's [183KB]

In all cases, we would encourage community groups and individuals to seek funding from external bodies. Please see the external funding page  which provides a list of potential funding sources.