Funding for Community Organisations
- Healthy living
- Areas of Income deprivation
- Infrastructure improvements
- Widening access to sport and culture for children and young people who are vulnerable or inactive
Deadline for applications is by 5pm Monday, 16 December 2019. To apply, please fill in the Grants Application Form
The maximum capital grant available is £8,000. Grants may be made for:
- Building works or green space improvements (that enable a high quality, accessible facility for the wider community)
- Large items of equipment (that enable a health and wellbeing outcome to happen)
An advice workshop on how to submit a successful bid will be held at 7pm – 8pm on 11th November in the Council offices in Hertford. Refreshments available from 6:30pm.
Groups interested in submitting a bid or attending the workshop are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org the grants officer to discuss theirs ideas.
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.