Thousands of pounds up for grabs from new ‘Community Pot’

GRANTS of up to �1,000 for community projects will be available in a new funding scheme launched at the North Hertfordshire Partnership’s Annual Community Conference on Monday.

Funded by money earned by the partners, the new ‘Community Pot’ aims to support small local community groups and organisations, many of whom are dependent on volunteers, to improve circumstances for people within their communities.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants will need to comply with the objectives in the North Hertfordshire Sustainable Community Strategy.

These include, for example, enriching the lives of our elders and improving the life chances of children and young people.

NHDC’s leader, cllr Lynda Needham, said: “The Community Pot fund will operate in a similar way to the former ‘Grass Roots’ scheme, which supported projects like supplying Friends of Norton Common with tools and equipment, supported the Royston Choral Society concert, and assisted with funding for ‘Up on Downs’ workshops for families.

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“We are thrilled to be able to launch the new Community Pot fund at such an important community event.“

The closing date for the first round of grant applications is the 3rd December and will be administered by North Herts Centre for Voluntary Services.

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The criteria which applicants need to meet can be viewed at

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