Community Grants






  • Three Rivers Charitable Support Grant

There is a total of £47,500 available for charitable organisations based in Three Rivers, with a maximum of £5k 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, detailed guidance notes and eligibility criteria here. 

This is a rolling application process.  Application details are on W3RT website 

  • Watford and Three Rivers Trust (W3RT)

The purpose of the Fund is to support local charities and community groups through the COVID-19 crisis to meet the needs of their existing service users, ensure the resumption of their normal activities, and support new projects that help those in isolation.

Application details are on their website.

  • Herts Community Foundation

Herts Community Foundation grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups supporting vulnerable people most affected by the emerging issues of the threat of the coronavirus. Full details are 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.

  • Mind

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund administered by Mind Grants are available for projects lasting up to 12 months for organisations to continue to provide mental health services or provide additional support. Please read the fund guidance notes for eligibility criteria, more information about the application process can be found here.

  • Morrisons Foundation

Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund grants of up to £10,000 are available but the emphasis is on smaller amounts to enable as many as charities as possible to be supported by the Fund. The information and application process can be found on 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.

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