Funding for Community Organisations and Individuals

Applications should aim to create stronger, more connected communities, leading to improved health and wellbeing for residents in East Herts. Applications for small grants (up to £300) are welcome any time. Our next community grants funding round opened on 18 October 2021. Deadline to apply is 4 January 2022.

Our Priorities

  • Health for all,  especially projects that respond to the adverse effects of Covid and aid recovery
  • Community issues, including engaging and consulting
  • Arts and cultural activities that increase residents' wellbeing
  • Environmentally sustainable and accessible community buildings and green spaces

More details about what we want to fund can be found in Appendix 1 of the Discretionary Community Grants Policy - March 2021The policy provides information about eligibility and how we assess your application.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly encourage interest from ethnically diverse communities, hard-to-reach groups, minority communities such as disability, faith, Black and Ethnic minority Communities, LGBTQ, people living in deprived communities, in rural areas and young people - as these groups are currently under-represented

For more information please see our Equality Impact Assessment form for Discretionary Grants Programme March 2021. Applications for group activities must work in accordance with up-to-date government guidance on Covid 19.

There are 3 types of grant programmes

The purpose of this fund is to kick start activities that will benefit the wider community. Applications are accepted any time. Individuals and groups without a constitution or bank account can apply alongside charities and constituted community organisations. Decisions will be made within 3 to 4 weeks.

To apply please complete the Small Grants Application Form

To be eligible, applicants will need to discuss their idea with their local East Herts Councillor (who represents the area from which most the beneficiaries come) and convince the Councillor to sponsor them and act as a mentor. Applications that are submitted without a 'Mentor Statement' will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for a grant until a Statement is received.

If the Councillor agrees to this, he or she must complete and submit a separate Mentor Statement, which can be found on the Members intranet page. Please note members of the public will be unable to access this page.

Maximum grant to deliver a project is £3,000. Maximum grant for work on a community building or outdoor space is £8,000.

The next funding round will open on Monday 18 October. Deadline to apply is 4 January 2022

To apply, you must have an endorsement from a  local East Herts Councillor, who represents the area where most of the beneficiaries are from. Please click the blue 'Large Grant Application Form' button or see our Large Grants Guidelines and Application page for more details.


Grants of up to a maximum of 50% of the total funding needed or £2,000 whichever is lesser. Further details about criteria are available in the Discretionary Community Grants Policy - March 2021.

For more information please see East Herts Crowdfund

Applications must have an endorsement from an East Herts Councillor, who represents the area from which most of the beneficiaries will come.