GRANTS AVAILABLE NOW, UP TO £10,000

HCF is pleased to be working in partnership with Herefordshire Council to offer two funding opportunities to support Covid-19 recovery in the county, giving grants up to £10,000.

GET ACTIVE - GREEN SPACES GRANT

The Get Active – Green Spaces Grant is for projects seeking to improve overall physical and mental wellbeing, across all ages, through improved green spaces.

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL RESILIENCE GRANT

This project grant seeks to improve the overall health and wellbeing of all ages, adversely impacted by Covid, in partnership with the ‘Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise’.

THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY

As well as being a national project, 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 next planting season from October 2021 until March 2022. This project is a long-lasting and valuable way to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The Lieutenancy and Herefordshire Council are keen to help ensure that as many trees as possible are planted for the Canopy in Herefordshire.

If you wish to make a donation to Herefordshire’s Canopy you can donate through HCF.

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

Photo credits. Avenue: Nick Fewings, Unsplash.  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.

YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION FUND SUPPORTING WYE FLOAT VOLUNTEERS IN HEREFORD

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.

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BLACKSMITHS COURSE

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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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