FEB 22 | VOL 4.
               Covid Recovery Project supporting Black, Asian and       
                                   Minority Ethnic Communities
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           CONTENTS OF       

  • CRB Community Engagement 
  • Organisation Feature
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • General Information
  • Diversity Calendar

What have we been up to?

W3RT Annual Conference
Naomi and Rushna from West CRB attended.
W3RT hosted a wide variety of organisations who came together to network and learn about W3RT's past successful projects as well as upcoming projects.

GATE HERTS Community Hub Open Day
Naomi from West & Mercy from East CRB attended
GATE HERT opened their new community hub based in Cuffley, they support the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to help empower the GRT communities, improve quality of life and access to services.
St Albans Masorti Synagogue (SAMS)
Naomi from West CRB attended.
Aneta from Community Action Dacorum hosted a Cultural Ambassador event at SAMS whereby speakers from different cultures and ethnicities present the group with information about their heritage to help break down barriers, stereotypes and bring people closer together through better understanding of each other.

One Vision Jazz Musical Event
Rushna from West attended.
Rushna met with Lionel Wallace Higher Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Enoch Founder & CEO of One Vision, and Dean Russell MP for Watford.
All profits raised went towards One Vision's Mental Health Care support programme. 
Carers in Hertfordshire – making carers count
Looking after a family member or someone close to you who has an illness, disability or is elderly, is something many of us do without second thought. This role as an unpaid carer can be rewarding as well as isolating and challenging.

Carers in Hertfordshire provides information, activities, workshops and practical and emotional support to children and adults in Hertfordshire with a caring role. People don’t need to pay for support, it is provided for free.
The charity has a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Carers’ Project to support those in need to access Carers’ Breaks – time not looking after someone.

Kava Johnson, pictured, is the Project Development Officer at the charity. She explained that the project is funded by the Captain Tom Community Foundation and the aims are to: 
  • Make caring visible so carers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are identified and supported earlier in their caring journey.
  • Support BAME carers to feel confident and in control as well as to be recognised and appreciated for the contributions they make.
  • Support carers from BAME backgrounds to have a stronger voice in the health and social care system and shape services.
  • Acknowledge the unique experience of caring for people from different cultural backgrounds.
Kava has been working with the African and Caribbean community in North Hertfordshire and supporting some people at seniors’ clubs and groups to share their culture in a way that reflects all generations. She is planning some events – details will be shared at or call 01992 58 69 69.

Kava said: “I’m happy to visit your group or family and find out how we can help. We are aware that caring looks different for each community and our aim is to be inclusive to all carers whilst meeting their needs. So tell me about caring in your community, what support is needed and how Carers in Hertfordshire can help.”
To contact Kava email or call 01992 58 69 69.
Find Out More
West Herts
Hertsmere Platinum Jubilee Grant

Community groups and voluntary organisations in Hertsmere are being encouraged to apply for a small grant of up to £500 to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Funding is available to support events taking place over the weekend 2nd-5th June. That could be a street party, the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’, or a get together with your community group. 

Information and ideas on how to get involved can be found at:

Further information on the grant, how to apply and the application form can be found on our website:      

Applications are open and close on 1 March. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 31 March 2022. 

Watford Covid Community Grant Fund

There is a total of £95,000 available for charitable organisations based in Watford with a maximum of £7,500 per organisation during the financial year 2021-22. 

These funds are to support charitable groups with adapting to meet the needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic and you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here. For any organisations operating in both Watford and Three Rivers, please highlight this on your application form. 

This is a rolling application process and we will update this webpage once the funds have all been allocated. A copy of the application form can be found here and you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here.

You can find out more on our W3RT Community Funds webpages here and get in touch if you have any questions at

Dacorum Community Grant

This 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.
The next round of our Community Grant Scheme will open for applications on 1 April 2022.
Applicants can apply for up to £3,000.
If you require funding of £500 or less, the small grants fund is quick and easy to apply for. Find out more on our small grants fund page.
For more information go to:
East Herts
Grant To Help Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

With preparations underway to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this summer, East Herts Council has opened applications for small grants to help celebrate. The grants of up to £300 can be used to help fund street parties, lunches, and beacon lighting events. Grants available: Up to £300.

Deadline to apply: 15 April 2022

To apply click here
Broxbourne Build Back Better Grant (ARG)

This scheme is the Additional Restrictions (ARG) Grant and is now open to businesses who want to “build back better".
Applications for this grant will close on 18 February 2022.
For further information and to apply for the grant please visit here.
Omicron hospitality and leisure grants

The Omicron hospitality and leisure grant support businesses that offer in-person services within a fixed business rate-paying premise. 
Applications for this scheme are open and close on 28 February – no applications can be accepted after this date so we urge eligible businesses to apply now.

Herts Sports Partnership Together Fund

In April 2022, Herts Sports Partnership will be opening their Together Fund. The funding will be available to support community organisations to reach and engage their audience in movement/physical activity. There is also a focus on supporting organisations to recover and grow from the pandemic.

In Hertfordshire, grants of up to £10k will be available for community organisations, charities, and not-for-profit groups from ethnically diverse communities. For more information, please contact

Green Homes Grant

People across Hertfordshire are being encouraged to check if they are eligible to receive help under the second phase of the Green Homes Grant scheme being launched to help local householders be warmer in their homes, lower their carbon emissions, and save money on their fuel bills this winter.
The Green Homes Grant scheme is open to homeowners, private tenants and people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a low energy rating and a low annual income.
You can find out if you are eligible for the scheme by completing the short application form at or call 0808 196 8255.
To find out more visit: 

Hertfordshire Physical Activity Grant Programme

The Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Team within Hertfordshire County Council Public Health is opening its application window to all community and voluntary organisations in Hertfordshire to apply for grants to promote mental health wellbeing in adults through innovative physical activity projects. 
Broadly the programme aims to:
  • Increase physical activity and build resilience for people with low to moderate mental health problems across Hertfordshire (stress, depression, and anxiety)
  • Promote active communities and positive mental health
  • Prevent mental unwellness as a whole population approach.
  • Encourage mental health awareness, reduce stigma and discrimination
  • Encourage the 5 steps of mental wellbeing in everyday life
  • Reduce barriers to physical activity and encourage more community based action.
Please email to request the Application Form, Guidance Notes, and Frequently Asked Questions document. 
The closing date for applications will be 12 midday on the 21st February 2022.
If you have any further queries, please email

HCF #LetsCreate Jubilee Fund
Hertfordshire Community Foundation, along with the community foundations network across the UK, will be distributing the ‘Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’.

Applicants can apply for grants of up to £10,000, and are encouraged to partner with established artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop their activities.

This grants programme is open to voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims and working towards a common goal which does not have to be based solely around arts and culture. This could include youth groups, parent/carer groups and volunteer organisations.

Complete the online application form here. The deadline to submit your application is 28 February.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a grants officer at HCF in advance of applying, please call us on 01707 251351 or email
Is there a shortage of baby & toddler groups near to where you live?

We can help you to get set up!
Do you know a local venue that would welcome a baby & toddler group within your community?
The Family Centre Service is looking to work in partnership with groups and individuals to help them to set up their own baby & toddler groups.
We can also offer support to re-establish existing groups following the impact of Covid-19.
Funding is available from Hertfordshire County Council to help get groups up and running. To find out more, or to express an interest, email or call 0300 123 7572.
Borehamwood Chatter Tables

A scheme to combat loneliness by bringing people together in an informal setting for a free cuppa and a chat has launched in Borehamwood.
Anyone who would like to meet someone new while enjoying a tea or coffee can drop into the weekly Chatter Table at St Michael’s Church from Monday 7 March from 1:30-3:00pm.
For more information, email
Free Seven Week Therapeutic Art Course in Hertford

Future Living, a registered charity experienced in wellbeing and mindfulness techniques, is hosting this free seven-week course to explore your inner self and improve your artistic skills.  No experience is necessary, for further information visit the website.  
Watford Women's Centre

Contact for any support or advice

Riya Begum
Migrant & Ethnic Minority Women’s Advocate

Watford Women’s Centre Plus
83 Market Street
Watford WD18 0PT

Tel: 01923 816229

Mobile: 07514 651 686
Important research – remote access to GP services

The results of this important research will be used to improve equality of access to GP services (primary care).
Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System (HWE ICS), part of the NHS, has commissioned We Are Digital to research patients’ experiences of and views about accessing GP services remotely during the pandemic.

The ICS is particularly interested in understanding the views and experiences of those in priority patient groups who may have had more difficulty accessing GP services because of changes made during the pandemic, such as homeless people, those with disabilities, on low incomes and who are digitally excluded, older people and military veterans

We Are Digital wants to work with local partners to engage with these groups, e.g., via focus groups. If you can help people in any of these groups engage with the research, please contact Andrew Humphreys, Lead Researcher, at or 07813 087 054.

Anybody who is registered with a GP surgery in Hertfordshire or West Essex is welcome to contribute to the research by completing a survey, which will take about ten minutes either by phone or online, here:
03333 444 019 (and then option 2) or
As a family, we are continuing to fundraise for Prostate Cancer and raise awareness in memory of ‘our Cyril’ 💙

Shortly after he passed away,  Cyril Roper who was a St Albans resident for almost 60 years, was awarded a ‘Bronze Plaque’ by the Errol McKellar Foundation for his support and fundraising and has also been acknowledged by Prostate Cancer U.K. 

Since October 2021 the ‘Bronze Plaque’ has been on display in St Albans Museum (in our Town Hall) with a piece of history, information booklets and an opportunity to donate if you wish to.  To donate £5 - Text CYRIL to 70004. 
The display will be there until April 2022. 

‘Dad shared his story to save others’ and as a family will continue with his legacy. 

We thank and appreciate St Albans museum for granting us this opportunity.
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