Launch of new fund – Herefordshire Together

Youngsters planting at Haygrove Community Gardens
Grants for community led initiatives improve wellbeing in Herefordshire

Herefordshire Together is delighted to announce this fund in partnership with Herefordshire Community Foundation; which is the first of the community paradigm ‘Community Chest’. Funded by Public Health at Herefordshire Council, this fund is looking for impactful community-led initiatives to:

  • 1. create lasting connections for people to improve their emotional wellbeing and sense of community belonging
  • 2. strengthen reach to families in need

Both these support the 10-year health and wellbeing priorities in Herefordshire.

Grants of up to £1,000 or between £1,000 and £20,000 are available for community projects meeting the criteria.

Christine Price – Chief Officer, Healthwatch Herefordshire

The development of Herefordshire’s paradigm shift is focusing on funding community-led prevention solutions. Loneliness and isolation in Herefordshire affect people of all ages. Increasing our connection to community enhances our sense of belonging which can have a positive impact on our emotional wellbeing and has been shown to increase life expectancy. 1 in 5 people have felt lonely at some point this year and lack of social connections is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking and high blood pressure.

The deadline for applications is Monday 12th February. To apply visit our fund page.