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Town Council announce grants

Sunday 22 March 2020

Hertford Town Council has announced its quarterly community grants following a meeting of the council's Finance, Policy and Administration Committee.

Grants totalling £33,360 were awarded to four Hertford-based organisations and good causes:

  • All Saints Church, Hertford who were awarded £960 towards the cost of providing a cardiac defibrillator & accessories.
  • Pākiki Theatre were awarded £1,200 towards the cost of putting on the Big Herts Hero Hunt project.
  • Hertford Music Festival were awarded £1,200 towards the cost of promoting the Hertford Music Festival 2020.
  • Additionally CDA Herts were awarded a New Homes Bonus Grant of 30,000 towards the cost of a project to bring people together with the aim of connecting the community and reducing loneliness.

The Chairman of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee, Cllr Bob Deering, said: "As always, we are very pleased to have awarded a number of grants to a range of organisations. We hope the amounts will make a difference and assist them in the worthwhile work that is carried out to benefit both residents and visitors to the County Town."

Kate Belinis, Chief Executive of the CDA added "CDA Herts is delighted to be working in partnership with Hertford Town Council with a two year programme to build communities' connecting with each other to form friendships and have common ambitions to make Hertford a thriving place to live and work".

Community 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 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 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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