HERTFORD TOWN COUNCIL AWARDS COMMUNITY & NEW HOMES BONUS GRANTS
Hertford Town Council’s Finance, Policy and Administration Committee met on Monday 6th January where grants totalling £4,800 were awarded to four Hertford-based organisations …
Hertford Town Council’s Finance, Policy and Administration Committee met on Monday 6th January where grants totalling £4,800 were awarded to four Hertford-based organisations and good causes.
Community grants were awarded to:
The Sele School who were awarded £1,200 towards the cost of sending four year 12 students to Japan to participate in the initiative UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshop Programme.
Hertfordshire Festival of Music were awarded £1,200 towards the cost of promotion of three events in Hertford at the Friends Meeting House and All Saints Church during 2020.
Hertford Quaker Meeting were awarded £1,200 towards the cost of developing a range of materials to celebrate the 350th anniversary year.
Hertford Book Festival were also awarded £1,200 towards the cost of delivering Hertford book festival in 2020.
The Chairman of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee, Cllr Bob Deering, 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. It is such a wonderful start to the New Year and it is hoped that this additional funding will make a difference to these organisations that carry out excellent work in the community. These initiatives will help provide some positive cultural additions to the town and the community and support the Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020.”
Julia Bateson, Chair of Governors at the Sele School added “This grant is a major boost for the four students who are currently involved in fundraising a total of £10,000 towards the trip to Japan. We are overwhelmed and delighted that the School has been chosen as one of only five schools across the UK to participate in this prestigious international Young Scientists Workshop and we thank Hertford Town Council for their generous contribution.”
Available Grants from Hertford Town Council
Grants of up to £1,200 are awarded under this 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.
Applications are considered quarterly at the meetings of the Finance, Policy and Administration Committee. Deadlines for receipt of applications are as follows:
10th February 2020
If you would wish to apply on behalf of a Hertford based project or business, please complete the application form, available to download at http://www.hertford.gov.uk
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/
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