Funds to help dream community projects
Published 15th March 2021
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East Herts District Council’s (EHDC) first round of funding for large grants opens today. The grants are intended to create stronger, more connected communities to improve health and wellbeing in East Herts.

The council are looking for projects which benefit the health of all, community issues, arts and cultural activities that increase wellbeing and projects which promote environmental sustainability, accessible community buildings and green spaces.   

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

The deadline for larger grants is Monday 3 May and there will be a second funding round in the autumn. 

Suzanne Rutland-Barsby, executive member for communities, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for community groups to apply for grants which could really make a difference to their community project that perhaps they’ve always dreamed of setting up but didn’t have enough money for. 

“We’re looking forward to seeing some imaginative projects that will directly benefit East Herts residents. The pot is also ideal for anyone thinking of organising a post Covid recovery event.”

In line with the council’s Equalities Impact Assessment, EHDC are particularly interested in projects that benefit people in areas of disadvantage, from different backgrounds and those who are vulnerable and living with a long term health condition.  All faith groups are welcome to apply for projects that benefit the wider community. The council is keen to fund a diverse range of projects.

Before applying, applicants should email the council’s grants officer. You can also book a place on a free online advice workshop 8 April at 10am.

To find out more about the grants, requirements and how to apply.