Funding for Community Organisations

East Herts Council’s Community Grants Programme for 20/21 will open shortly for applications. Individuals and informal groups in East Herts are now able to apply for up to £300.

Successful projects are those that will create stronger, more connected communities, leading to improved health and wellbeing for residents in East Herts. To find out about eligibility criteria and priorities, read the Grants Policy shown on this page.

  • The maximum grant for projects relating to sustainable improvements to community buildings or green spaces is £8,000
  • The maximum grant for costs to deliver a project is £3,000
  • The maximum grant to support local Crowdfunding Campaigns is 50% of the fund raising total, up to £2,000

Interested applicants must speak to the Grants Officer Claire Pullen on 01992531459 or email claire.pullen@eastherts.gov.uk before submitting an application.  Please see the Grants Policy document for further details

To see how money has been spent previously, please see our Grants Awarded and Commissioned Services from Not-for-Profit Organisations page

East Herts Lottery Funding

We encourage community groups to raise funds in other ways such as the new East Herts Lottery. When people buy tickets from your page, your organisations will keep 50p out of every £1 spent. Depending on the level of involvement of your supporters, the more tickets bought the more you will raise.  For further information, please see our East Herts Lottery Fundraising page

Section 106 funding for projects in East Herts

A Section 106 (Sec106) is a legal agreement made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, signed by the Council and developers that sets out what financial contributions will be paid and what additional, non-financial obligations are required as part of a planning consent for a development.  This in turn, can provide funding for projects and activities across the District.  For more information, please see our Section 106 page

Please see the external funding page for a wealth of other  potential funding sources.

Council subsidies to local community groups and charities

Every year, the council invites applications from East Herts not-for-profit organisations for mandatory and discretionary rate relief for the year ahead.  Where the ratepayer is a charity or trustees for a charity, there is an entitlement to 80% mandatory relief. Mandatory relief is also given to Community Amateur Sports clubs (CASC), and non-profit making societies. The council has the discretion to give a further 20% to these organisations bringing total relief to 100%.  For more information please call the business rates team 01279 655261 ext 7223.

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