University of Hertfordshire’s Heritage Hub Match Funding Awards
Five awards of up to £800 each available to community groups (closing date: 04 April 2016)
The University of Hertfordshire’s Heritage Hub looks to support the county’s community groups in developing history or heritage projects. Five awards of between £200 and £800 are available on a match funding basis. Proposals are invited from any formally constituted community group wishing to undertake a local project; this might include the production of a heritage trail or map, a publication, information boards or anything which supports the sharing of a local story. The setting up of websites is not included in this round of funding. The Heritage Hub has also established a Community Equipment store and is able to lend a range of digital equipment including sound recorders, cameras, projectors and video booths for the capturing of local stories and memories. For further information please contact Dr. Julie Moore email@example.com
First World War Engagement Centre at University of Hertfordshire
This centre, based at University of Hertforshire, is one of five AHRC funded specialist research centres. Each one can provide funding to support collaborations between academic researchers and community partners on projects related to the First World War centenary and relevant to the Centre’s specific themes. Two rounds have already been granted, however you will find any future details of the scheme here.
Hertfordshire County Council Locality Budget Scheme
Hertfordshire County Council has a Locality Budget Scheme for local charities and community groups. Each elected member of the County Council has £10,000 to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area that promote social, economic or environmental wellbeing. Applications can be submitted by community groups and organisations. To find out how to contact your local county councillor, enter your postcode into the ‘Go Local’ box on the HertsDirect homepage. You can use the ‘Your representatives’ tab to find your county councillor’s contact details. For more information, contact Helen Foye on 01992 555814, firstname.lastname@example.org
District Council Grants
It’s always worth checking your District Council website to see what local grant schemes are available. For example in East Herts, there are funds available for repairs to historic buildings, community activities and so on.
ARISE (the Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise) is an alliance of local business partners who have come together to provide an annual fund of money to support initiatives and socially based activities that improve the lives of groups or individuals in Hatfield. Up to £1000 can be awarded to any group, organisation or individual based or living in areas of Hatfield and the surrounding areas. ARISE funds can be used to wholly or part-fund a wide range of activities and initiatives undertaken by community groups, organisations or individuals. Funds can be used to support a broad range of activities and initiatives including, culture, education and training and support for the elderly. The fund is open to all and applications are assessed at quarterly meetings. For application forms and full details contact Karina Cunningham, email@example.com, ARISE Hatfield, c/o AL Marketing, 31 Salisbury Square, Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5JD, or call 01707 275050. More information can also be found here.