Community Grants

Below you will find a rage of grant opportunities available for charities, community groups, organisations, businesses and sports clubs in Three Rivers.



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Three Rivers District Council Grants

Three Rivers Sustainability Fund

This fund is available to voluntary organisations whose projects/activities support the communities in Three Rivers area, and help with the climate change crisis. 

Funds will only be allocated to support work in the area of Three Rivers. The activities that are to be funded should align with the Sustainable Development Goals or be in pursuit of sustainability solutions, to help combat the challenges faced by Covid-19. If your project does not fit those mentioned directly but is linked to mitigating climate change, and enhancing sustainability, please apply and explain why it fits.

For details please email, where the team will be happy to help with any questions you may have and provide you with an application form.


  • Herts Community Foundation

Hertfordshire Community Foundation provides a range of grants to support the county's community and voluntary groups. More information is available on their website.

  • The Edward Gostling Foundation

The Edward Gostling Foundation is providing grants of up to £10,000 for smaller registered charities providing front line community services. Please visit their website for more information and application form.

  • Morrisons Foundation

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. For more information visit the Morrisons Foundation website.

  • Hertfordshire County Council Locality Budget Scheme

Each county councillor gets £10,000 a year to spend on local projects that promote the social, economic or environmental wellbeing of their local area. If your organisation or community group would like to ask for a grant, you must get in touch with your local councillor and get their agreement before you apply.

  • Thrive Homes Community Grants

Thrive Homes is keen to support projects that are making a real difference to its residents and the wider community. Their community grant scheme backs local organisations that have the resources, experience or ideas that help make a positive difference in four themes; Training, employment and enterprise, Social inclusion, Health and wellbeing, and Financial inclusion and support. For details to apply visit their website.

  • National Lottery Funding

The National Lottery is funding projects in the arts, sport, heritage, charity, voluntary, health, education and environmental sectors. Every project makes a real difference to lives and communities across the UK. Different types of grants fund different types of projects – take a look on their website.

  • Police and Crime Commissioner's Action Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support community and voluntary initiatives which will reduce crime and make Hertfordshire a safer place to live by helping to deliver the aims of the Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan for Hertfordshire (2017 – 2022).

The fund, which comes from the proceeds of crime, empowers local groups to find solutions to community safety problems. To apply click here.

  • Watford Community Housing Trust Development Fund

Grants available to local groups to support activities in Watford and Three Rivers. Apply online.

  • Herts Sport Partnership Funding Matters Newsletter

The Herts Sport Partnership produces a regular newsletter which contains information on the latest funding streams. View the latest edition on their website.  


To assist local organisations in their search for funding Three Rivers District Council has taken a subscription to Grants Online Local.

Grants Online Local is a straightforward, free to use service from Grants Online which can help users identify suitable funding for their activity or project. It allows community and voluntary groups, sports and other clubs, schools, social enterprises and small businesses to search across a huge range of funding sources.

The main features of this interactive database are as follows:

  • A searchable grants database
  • Searchable grants directories
  • Local funding sources
  • Information on the latest calls for proposals and tenders

Search for European, national, regional, lottery and foundation grants relevant to Three Rivers at:,109.