External Funding - Grants

As well as our own grants, we encourage you to take advantage of other External Funding Sources. External Funding is money that has been awarded by an organisation like the Big Lottery or a charitable trust. Generally, external funding is awarded for specific projects, programmes, new initiatives or developments.

Please find the following suggestions of other organisations you may like to consider when seeking funding. The Council encourages you to take advantage of online giving and post information of your projects on the various sites.

If you are seeking funding to help increase physical activity and engagement in sport activities amongst people with disabilities, please see our helpful Excel funding database containing a list of external opportunities. 

Grant funding sources
Local Grants National Bodies Other funding sources
Bishop's Stortford Town Council Affinity Water Charities Aid Foundation Bank
Buntingford Town Council All Churches Trust Cooperative Fund
East Herts Community Chest Biffa Award Esmee Fairburn Foundation
Herts County Council Locality Grant CDA Herts  
Herts County Council Sustainable Hertfordshire grants fund - up to £5,000    
Herts Community DEFRA Government Funding
Herts in Trust Ernest Cook Trust Heritage Funding Directory
Hertford Town Council Everyone Active Heritage Lottery
Sawbridgeworth Town Council Garfield Weston Foundation Lloyds TSB Foundation
Ware Town Council Groundwork UK Nationwide Foundation
Services for Young People - Hertfordshire BBC Children in Need CrowdFunder: online fundraising
Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund & Stansted Airport Community Trust Henry Smith Trust Office for Low Emission Vehicles funding (OLEV)
Sport in Herts J4BGrants Spacehive
Stevenage Community Trust (only Aston, Benington, Cromer, Datchworth, Walkern and Watton at Stone) Sports England Grants Sport England
  The Mercer's Company The Arts Council
  The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust The Big Lottery
  The Tudor Trust The Lankelly Chase Foundation
  Trust House Charitable Foundation The National Lottery
  Clarion Housing The Princes Countryside Fund
  Woodland Trust The Princes Trust
    War Memorials Trust