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Welwyn Hatfield Community Fund - up to £50,000 


HSP Funding Update January 2019

Community Grants Programme 2019 

 Grants of up to £20,000 are now available for projects with a focus on prevention and supporting people to take positive actions to reduce the difficulties they experience.  Click for more information.

Building Connections Fund:   £11.5 million Building Connections Fund has been set up to support projects that are able to prevent or reduce loneliness. For Voluntary or community organisations

    Funding size £30,000 to £100,000..  Total available  Main fund: Close to £9 million

   Application deadline} Main fund: Friday 24 August by 12 noon. Awards will be made by December 2018 and projects can be funded until March 2021


Tesco Bags of Help - now for wider projects and £1000, £2000, and £4000 categories.  

 You may already have heard that even more community groups across the UK are able to bag some cash for their projects. The Tesco Bags of Help funding scheme application criteria has opened up to allow for more communities to receive funding.

As well as continuing to fund the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens, grants will now be available to fund the purchase of items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment.

Funding is also available for improvements to community buildings, for example a scout or guide hut, church or village hall or sports changing rooms. Groups looking to hold seasonal events and activities such as a Christmas lights switch on can also apply.    Click for more info and application.

ARISE (the Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise) is an alliance of local business partners who have come together to provide an annual fund of money to support initiatives and socially based activities that improve the lives of groups or individuals in Hatfield. This fund is for up to £1000.   See flyer for more information and Application form to apply.

Hatfield Community Sports Fund (HCSP):  The Fund is about providing improved provision in leisure and sport for the community of Hatfield. Please click here for an overview explaining all about the fund and how to apply and see below for copies of the relevant application forms and associated information.

Major Project Fund Form; Major Grant Project Fund info; Project & Equipment Fund Form; Small Grant Project & Equipment Fund Info; HCSF Objectives & Themes; The Board Terms of Reference;  Please return HCSF application forms to:

HSP 1:1 consultation clinics please contact

Dave Bartlett, Vice-Chair WHSPAA

WH BC Community Grants

To support community life in the borough, the Council operates two funding schemes for voluntary and community groups:


Herts Talented Athlete Programme

Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme is offering Hertfordshire’s most talented young athletes the opportunity to access high quality services to assist them in their sport.

Based at Hertfordshire Sports Village and supported by the University of Hertfordshire, Herts County Council, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Herts Is Ready For Winners, the programme has been supporting talented athletes for 8 years during which time a number of these have ‘graduated’ to higher levels of support such as the national government funded programme TASS, UKA funding and various University Sports Scholarship programmes. Application need to be completed by June each year

Sarah Grybowicz

Sports Scholarships Coordinator, University of Hertfordshire


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Funding4 Sport website  - for latest local  and national funding information: Free 1:1 meetings with       


Advice is available through membership of WHSPAA particularly by networking with other members at Club Forums. Please contact

People's PostCode Trust
Grants of between £500 and £10,000 to small organisations and community groups for projects lasting up to 3 months in the areas of:

  • Poverty Prevention

  • Advancement of Health

  • Community Development

  • Public Sports; Human Rights

The deadline for all applications will be the 9th November 2012

Sport England Small Grants Programme
Gives small grants £300 - £10,000, see

Percy Bilton Charity
Registered Charity Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure. Small Grants - up to £500. Large Grants - up to £2,000
To find out more click here;

Hatfield Town Council
Provides grants in total of £2000 per year (but gets requests for £7000).  Click here for application details

Funding4Sport -
Visit there new website 


Herts County Council Newsletter on Funding

  • New grants programmes
  • The latest calls for proposals
  •  Funding Reminders

If people wish to receive this newsletter or other funding newsletters they must request inclusion on the email alerts by registering on Herts Direct.
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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's Community Grants
A Maximum of £2,000, this fund is to support community life in the borough in specific wards. Speak to your local ward councillor for more information or click here for more information.

Welwyn Hatfield Queens Diamond Jubliee Awards for Young People
A maximum of £200 per person, these awards are aimed at outstanding individuals who need a financial contribution to help them progress in their sport, art or challenge. The awards are awarded by the Counil's grants panel are usually awarded twice a year, for more information click here.

Herts County Council Member Locality Budget
Launched in 2009. Each elected member of the County Council has £10,000 to spend on worthwhile projects in their community that promote social, economic or environmental wellbeing. Applications for funding can be submitted by community groups and organisations. Click this link to go their website for more information including application details


Herts Sports Partnership
Several other funding streams are available. For information on this topic see Herts Sports Partnerships page on Key Sources of Funding,.

New:  People's Health Trust grant aid fund
Using money raised through 51 society lotteries, the People’s Health Trust gives grants to health-related causes - £5000 - £10,000. Click here

Community Amateur Sports Clubs Benefits
These clubs, are able to obtain mandatory rate relief and the ability to claim Gift Aid on voluntary donations.
For more information on the benefits and process click here.

Has dropped its subscription fees – worth £180 per year – for all CASCs, meaning that your club can join JustGiving today, and start fundraising for all the important things you help raise money for your club:


Funders in the East of England

Government Releases a Funding Tool for Charities