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HCNS (Hopsital and Community Navigation Service) is a social prescribing service that is there to help you with anything affecting your health and wellbeing by providing support and information. 

If you need help with a specific issue and don't know where to go, call HertsHelp who can provide information and support. You can self refer, refer a friend or family member or be referred by a health professional like a GP or social worker. 

A GP Link Worker or Community Link Worker will call you to discuss what matters to you, and provide information and support to help you improve your quality of life. 
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The CRED Team have been out and about attending many fantastic community events again!

If you would like to support any of the groups, please do contact them directly. Title names are hyperlinked to their website where you can find further details, or you can search them on google and Facebook.
The Watford Portuguese Association's hosted a Summer Party in June. There were various stalls, the Healthy Hub, live entertainment, and delicious Portuguese food stalls. We met some fantastic people and other Ethnically Diverse Community Groups too! 
It was a brilliant and successful event and was lovely to see such a great turnout, as well as the Ethnically Diverse Communities coming together to work in partnership. 
Thank you to chair Ana for the invite and for hosting such a wonderful event!
The Borehamwood Islamic Society hosted their Eid in the Park celebration day at the beginning of July.
It was a huge success with hundreds of people in the community coming along to celebrate, with food and drink stalls as well as bouncy castles and activities for the children.
Herts Fire service and other local organisations also had a great presence with lots of community engagement.  
The CRED Team continues to work with Amir Choudhury chairman of BIS and Hertsmere Borough Council in partnership by supporting events, finding funding for new classes/groups and providing information and support. 
Thank you for inviting us to an incredible day!

The Society of Caribbean and Africans based in Broxbourne held a fantastic event - the Celebrating our Community Event. 
Hosted by SOCA's chair Patsy Spears, the event was opened by Patsy and the Broxbourne Mayor Paul Seeby. 
There was live entertainment, a fun fair, police engagement, the wellbeing team as well as other Ethnic Diverse groups working collaboratively with guests Broxbourne Muslim Association and The Ukrainian Group. 
Another brilliant and well-attended event to be invited to, thank you!
Stevenage Day 

Stevenage Borough Council hosted Stevenage Day to celebrate the community. 
They had a South Asian dance workshop, live perfomances, stalls, food and attractions among many other things. It was an incredible day bringing the communities together jam-packed with fun. 
The CRED team were able to meet new Ethnic Diverse community groups like Faizal Spittles from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, as well as see some known faces.
West Herts

SADC - Household Support Fund
Your organisations are likely to come into contact with individuals and families who appear to require additional support with food and fuel costs, therefore, we would like to encourage you to refer individuals and families to us for support. 
We will be prioritising groups but you can refer anyone to us if you feel they require help. 

As with the previous round of funding they do not have to be claiming state benefits to be entitled to help from the household support fund.  

If your organisation is dealing with an individual or family who you feel would benefit from a supermarket voucher, please e-mail with the following details. Please write ‘Household Support Fund’ in the subject line of the e-mail.

Name of Resident:
Full Address:
Telephone Number:

E-Mail Address:
Size of Household (ie, 1 adult and 2 children).
Tesco or Aldi Voucher (We can only send Tesco vouchers by text / e-mail. Aldi vouchers can be posted)  
Reason for Referral (please put as much detail as possible).  

For assistance with fuel costs / household appliances / wider essentials please e-mail with the following details. Please write ‘Household Support Fund’ in the subject line of the e-mail.

                                                  Dacorum Community Grants
The Community Grant is designed to support community activities and improve the wellbeing of Dacorum residents. It is aimed at community groups and voluntary organisations within the borough who are looking for funding to deliver projects that will primarily benefit the people living in Dacorum. Projects must support our vision and priorities, as well as the "five ways to wellbeing" (see guidance notes).

Our Community Grant Scheme is now open for applications. It will close at 5pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022. You can apply below and prepare in the following ways:

  • Contact us for an initial discussion about your project
  • Make sure that your project is eligible for funding through the Community Grant Scheme
  • Read through the example application form
  • Prepare your supporting documentation.
Apply Here

Small grants fund

If you require funding of £500 or less, our small grants fund is quick and easy to apply for. Find out more on our small grants fund page. If you are applying for larger sums, please see below. 

Grants rounds

There are three rounds for the community grants each year:

  • The summer round is open until 5pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022.
  • The winter round will be open for applications between Monday 3 October 2022 and Wednesday 30 November 2022.
If you would like more information or have any queries please contact:
Kim Gioiosa / Marion Rawdon
Telephone:  01442 228213 or 01442 228631
East Herts
North Herts CVS
Our CVS Learn Together Network Gathering offers the opportunity for members of community groups and charities across Stevenage and North Hertfordshire to share information, ideas and contacts via Zoom.

22nd August / 15:00 - 16:00 - Healthy Hubs in the community 
21st September / 18:00 - 19:00 - Funding, an introduction to Charity Excellence a free fund finding tool 
17th October / 12:30 - 13:30 - Food for Life Get Together, get your group funded to grow and/or share food 

Please contact for more information or phone 01462 689400

Click here to sign up to Hertfordshire Community Foundation's funding newsletter

Grants of up to £1,000 for grassroots organisations helping to maintain or strengthen our communities

The HCF Small grants invite applications from grassroots organisations with an annual income of under £100,000 that are helping to maintain and/or strengthen our communities. Successful applications from this programme are funded by a range of the individual, family and corporate funds managed by HCF. Priority will be given to those who are volunteer led and managed. 

Grants can be used to support capital, project or running costs. Examples of sort of things you could apply for include, but are not limited to:

  • Purchase of equipment such as computers, furniture, play equipment etc
  • Project or activity costs
  • Staff costs to enable the employment of individuals
  • Contribute to rent or overheads
  • Training staff or volunteers

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
To apply click here

Quercus Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 available for voluntary and community groups supporting young people in the Watford area. 

The Quercus fund was set up to improve the quality of life for young people up to the age of 25 in the Watford district. This can be through a number of different projects and approaches, and in particular projects are supported which help young people overcome disadvantage.
The deadline for applications is the 19th August and for more information click here

Diverse Communities Workforce Grant

Herts Sports Partnership have securde funding to support sports coaches and physical activity providers from diverse backgrounds, or coaches who are working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
The funding is to help coaches and providers receive training, access courses and development opportunities, as well as encourging aspirational coaches to come forward and support the delivery of activity. 
Funding is up to £500 and is paid to organisations. 
If you have any questions or want to know more, please contact Charlie Mann on
Together Fund - Supporting people to be active
Herts Sports Partnership (HSP) are looking to fund community groups and organisations that are supporting people to be more active from targeted audiences.
We expect most applications to be around £2,000 but welcome a discussion if you are interested in applying for more or less.
Last year we supported Herts Asian Women’s Association to deliver a fantastic self defence programme in St Albans.
You do not have to have a sports background, but we are keen to hear from groups that have a community or connection with any of the priority audiences:
  • Culturally Diverse Communities – Examples include: Black / African / Caribbean / Black British / Mixed / Asian / Asian British / Arab / Jewish / Roma & Traveller
  • People with a Disability
  • People with Long Term Health Conditions
  • Communities in our Active Local Areas (More information on Active Local Areas)
Asda Foundation - Empowering Local Communities Grant

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to community groups in the UK to support a broad range of activities which can contribute towards transforming their community and improving the lives of people in their community. Support to help with the cost of living rise and for refugees is available.

The programme is designed to support projects under four themes:

  • Building Resilient Communities.
  • Active Lives.
  • Seasonal Celebrations & Festivals.
  • Leading Healthier Lives.

Applications deadline is 19th August 2022.
Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. Applicants can use the store locator link on the Foundation website to get in touch with their local store and speak to their Community Champion about their project proposal. Application forms may be completed by hand or digitally. All applications must be made via the applicant's local Asda Community Champion.

Herts Funding Database

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Charity Golf Day with The Living Room

The Living Room invites you to take part in our very first Charity Golf Day event at Aldenham
Golf Course on Friday 9th of September 2022. 
Golf Days are a great opportunity to have fun in the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, compete against other teams and our pro, and help raise funds that will help us break the cycle of addiction for many families across Hertfordshire. 
Our Golf Day will contain the following: 

- Suitable for teams of four                                   - Tea, coffee and bacon roll 
- 18-hole round of golf                                            - On course competitions 
- Buggy availability                                                   - 3-course dinner 
- Awards / Raffle 

So, if you want to enjoy a fantastic day with your colleagues, corporate clients, friends and family, book a place by visiting our website;
999 Service for BSL Service Users

There is a great new service for those in need and use BSL. The new service, 999 BSL, will allow deaf people to make emergency calls using an app or website, connecting callers with a BSL interpreter.

It is free to use and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To make a call with 999 BSL, users need to open the NHS app or webpage, then press a red button that will connect them to an interpreter. For more information, check out the BBC news report on the service.

The Living Room

A new home in Watford!
We are pleased to announce that our Watford service is moving to a new home in August 2022. Based in Station Road, we will be providing face to face group counselling for those living with addiction, facilitated by qualified and professional counsellors. If you or a loved one needs support from our service, please call 0300 365 0304 to book an assessment.
Our Services
As well as working with those living with substance addiction, we also welcome those with a behavioural addiction including Disordered Eating in our Stevenage and St Albans centres.
Are you a loved one of someone that is living with addiction? Why not give us a call to learn about the support that is available to you from our family and Carers sessions?
We are a non-profit and rely on donations to provide free group therapy.
If you would like to know more about the work of The Living Room, please visit our website; or call us on 0300 365 0304
Active Watford and Three Rivers programme is a FREE service which helps you find the motivation to be more active. You will get a one to one consultation where you will create a plan of how to be more active, find out what activities are available to you and how to access them. 
There are a range of different activities available to you, some of which are free of charge others which are low cost.

If you are:
Over 16
Do less than 30 minutes of activity
Live in Watford and Three Rivers

For more information please contact or call 07710 096398
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