HERTFORD TOWN COUNCIL AWARDS COMMUNITY GRANTS
Posted on 13/03/2018
On Monday 12th March 2018, Hertford Town Council’s Finance, Policy and Administration Committee awarded grants totalling £5,000 to a number of Hertford-based organisations and good causes.
The Town Council last year announced that a Community Grant fund of £16,000 had been set aside for the financial year 2017/18.
The funding can be awarded 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.
A similar Community Grant fund has been set aside for 2018/19 and the first round of grants in the new financial year will be considered in June. Application forms can be obtained from www.hertford.gov.uk/community-grants/
Applications are welcomed and should be completed by 18th June 2018.
Councillors considered five applications at Monday’s meeting of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee and agreed that the following sums be awarded:
The Adventure Learning Foundation was awarded a grant of £1200 towards the set up costs of the Junior Parkrun on Hartham Common.
Hertford Swimming Club was awarded a grant of £1200 to towards the cost of starting blocks at Hartham Swimming Pool.
The Hertford Music Festival was awarded a grant of £1200 to towards the PR costs and publicity for the ever popular festival.
The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters was granted £200 for a poppy installation to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day.
Pins and Feathers CIC received £1200 towards the cost of a new production ‘The March’, a drama about local Suffragists who campaigned for the vote for women 100 years ago.
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 further community grants. Although the amounts that we can make available are modest, they go to deserving causes and we know they make a difference and it's very good that we're in a position to help."
To view case studies on organisations and charities that have already benefited from funding visit www.hertford.gov.uk/page-working-with-the-community-77/