Free Online Workshops For Community Grant Applications
Published 26th May 2022
graphic that shows a computer monitor which has the community grant funding page open on the East Herts website
- Help potential applicants understand eligibility criteria and how to apply
- Encourage interest from community groups not aware they can apply

East Herts Council has launched applications for its large community grants programme and is hosting two free online workshops, aimed at helping potential applicants to understand the eligibility criteria and information that needs to be supplied when they apply.

The large community grants programme, that’s open for amounts between £301 and £5,000, encourages applications for projects that strengthen the community and support improved health and wellbeing.  These need to be endorsed by a local East Herts Councilor and must support at least one of the Council’s new grant priorities:

  • Recovery from Covid
  • Diversity and inclusiveness
  • Mental and physical wellbeing
  • Environmental sustainability

The free online workshops will take place over Zoom, and will be held as follows:

  • 14 June, 10am-11am
  • 20 June, 7pm-8pm.

Anyone interested in attending should email to register and book their place. 

Speaking about the launch of the large community grants programme, Jonathan Kaye, executive member for communities at East Herts Council said:

“The large community grants programme is open for a diverse range of schemes or projects that benefit the wider community and there will be many community groups and projects across East Herts that could benefit from a grant between £301 and £5,000, who meet the eligibility criteria, but aren’t aware they can apply for funding.

“The aim of these free online workshops is to assist those who have little or no experience of applying for grant funding, to help them understand the eligibility criteria, and be clear on the information they need to supply with their application.”

Full details of the large community grants programme, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, can be found on our website.   

 If anyone wants any further information, or to have an informal discussion, they can contact the grants manager at East Herts Council by emailing