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Town Council awards community grants

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Hertford Town Council have agreed grants of over £46,000 following a meeting of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee.

Nine Hertford-based organisations and good causes benefitted from Community and New Homes Bonus grants, which are considered quarterly by the council.

Community grants were awarded to: 

  • Hertford Choral Society who were awarded £780 towards the cost of staging an event. 
  • East Herts Citizens Advice were awarded £1,200 towards additional IT equipment. 
  • Future Living Hertford were awarded £800 towards the cost of art therapy. 
  • The Rotary Club of Hertford were awarded £1,200 towards the Hertford Fun Day. 
  • Hertingfordbury Village Residents Association were awarded £710 towards the cost of a cabinet for a defibrillator. 
  • Ella Wansell was awarded £500 towards the cost of training to be a GB senior athlete. 
  • Hertford International Concert Series were also awarded £1,200 towards the cost of paying performers for events. 

All Saints Church were awarded a New Homes Bonus Grant of £10,000 towards refurbishing the bells. 

Funding up to £30,000 was earmarked to help Beane Marshes Conservation Group Ltd purchase land for the benefit of the community. 

The Chairman of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee, Cllr Bob Deering, said: "The finances of Hertford Town Council remain on a sound and stable footing. It's therefore very pleasing that we are able to maintain our programme of grants to local good causes. 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 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 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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