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Council awards community grants

Sunday 19 July 2020

Community grants totalling £4,400 were awarded to five organisations and good causes by Hertford Town Council this week.

Community grants were awarded to: 

  • East Herts Community Safety Partnership, who were awarded £1000 towards the cost of the summer activities programme for young people. 
  • Edward Shattock, who was awarded £200 towards attending the Scouts EuroJam in Poland in 2021 
  • Citizens Advice East Herts, who were awarded £1200 towards the cost towards IT equipment to enable more volunteers to work at home and provide advice 
  • Hertfordshire Boat Rescue, who were awarded £800 towards additional patrols along the rivers in Hertford. 
  • Carers in Hertfordshire, who were awarded £1200 or to purchase two mobile phones, two laptops and training for additional volunteers to provide ‘keep in touch calls to vulnerable Carers in the Hertford area. 

The Chairman of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee, Cllr Peter Ruffles, said: "I am pleased to have been elected as Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Finance Committee together with Cllr Jan Goodeve as Vice-Chair. These are difficult times for the town and the community but it is good news that the Town Council is in a sound financial position so that it can continue to support local individuals, groups, and organisations. "

Available Grants from Hertford Town Council 

Community Grants Grants of up to £1,200 are awarded under the scheme for a range of purposes; including public events, projects being undertaken by local voluntary organisations and endeavours by individuals which show a clear benefit to Hertford residents. 

New Homes Bonus Grants Grants of up to £30,000 are available from the New Homes Bonus fund for ambitious projects to enhance and improve communities in Hertford. Available funding is used to support and encourage a diverse range of improvement schemes and projects across all age ranges, a wide range of interests and wherever possible innovative initiatives to meet the needs of Hertford residents and businesses. 

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