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Latest Community Grants announced

Friday 29 October 2021

Grants worth over £32,000 have recently been awarded by Hertford Town Council to four Hertford-based organisations and good causes.

Bengeo Cricket Club were awarded a New Homes Bonus Grant of £30 000 to assist with the cost of installation of new practice facilities. The improvement of the facilities will replace inadequate and outdated equipment helping to retain and develop youth players. 

Community grants were awarded to St Andrews Church, who were awarded £1,200 towards the first stage of inspection and repair works for the renovation of the clock. The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters (SSoHC) were awarded £350 towards materials to  produce Christmas yarn bombs.  Hertford and our Changing Climate who were awarded £869.94 towards the costs of the Hertford & Changing Climate event. 

The Chairman of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee, Cllr Bob Cinnamon, said: "The Town Council are extremely pleased to be in a position to award grants to such a range  of good causes in the Hertford area. So much good and valuable work in the community is  done by volunteers who give their time freely to help others and it’s great that we can  recognise this and provide some level of financial assistance. We hope this latest round of  grants will make a difference."

Community grants of up to £1 200 are available for organisations, charities and businesses for projects which show a clear benefit to Hertford residents, 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 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 will be 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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