SURVIVING WINTER

People in Herefordshire living in fuel poverty can get a grant to stay warm, eat well and remain mobile.

APPLY FOR A GRANT

The grant is up to a maximum of £200 per household each winter.

Please note that we only take applications from third-party professionals – Social Prescribers, Health Workers, CAB.

Open to applications now.

HELP US HELP OTHERS

If you don’t need your winter fuel allowance you could donate it, or any amount of your choice, and you will directly help those less fortunate.

Last winter we helped 28 vulnerable households, elderly, disabled, disadvantaged families with children.

With fuel prices at a peak, this winter will be particularly difficult for many.

“What the Herefordshire Community Foundation has done for me is so much more than provide me with heating. You have made me feel that I matter and that is priceless.”  

2020 Surviving Winter grant recipient

The Let's Create Jubilee Fund

to help voluntary and community groups develop creative and cultural activities, as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. Grants up to £10,000.

 

 

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THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY

The Lieutenancy of Herefordshire and Herefordshire Council are supporting The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative locally. It will be rolled out across Herefordshire, and beyond, during the current planting season. A long-lasting way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

We are keen to help ensure that as many trees as possible are planted for the Canopy in Herefordshire. You can donate through HCF.

For more general information, please see: The Queen’s Green Canopy

Photo credit. Sapling: 82998092 © creativecommonsstockphotos | dreamstime

Generous individuals, families and businesses invest in funds, created by your community foundation.

This generates income to really improve and change lives in Herefordshire.

FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW…

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19% of Herefordshire families live in poverty. HCF provides vital equipment, food, transport and support.

14% of Herefordshire families are fuel poor. HCF makes emergency grants when the lights go out.

21% of the Herefordshire population are older adults. HCF reduces loneliness and the sense of isolation.

RESPONSIVE AND RELEVANT

We help the positive work of local groups and societies on a continuing basis. But when natural disaster or human tragedy strikes and people need urgent support, HCF is right there.  Our grants help people survive winter rigour, rebuild flooded community halls, replant storm-torn woodlands, whatever.

EVERYONE’S FOUNDATION

We have more than 25 active funds, from the established families of the county, to quiet philanthropists. HCF marries the wishes of the fund creators with the needs of the county.

A SHORT VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

WHAT ARE COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS?

Community Foundations are a vehicle for charitable giving. They work with individuals, families and companies to design bespoke grant making strategies that target particular issues or focus on particular geographical areas.

UK Community Foundations (UKCF) is the umbrella organisation supporting 46 Foundations working in the UK. In the House of Lords in 2015, UKCF President Baroness Prashar highlighted Community Foundations as the voluntary sector’s “best kept secret”, not generally recognised by the public.

However the network’s collective endowment is worth £614 million and it has awarded over £98.3 million in grants. That makes it the fourth largest grant maker in the UK. A secret that’s making a big difference!

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