Grants now available to address food and fuel poverty
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to groups working in areas of deprivation in Hertfordshire that support vulnerable adults by providing access to food and/or support with bills such as fuel and water.
Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to groups working in areas of deprivation in Three Rivers and across Hertfordshire that support vulnerable adults by providing access to food and/or support with bills such as fuel and water.
Larger grants (up to £10,000) may be considered where a group can demonstrate an ability to work across a larger geographical area or support a significant number of local residents. Any group wanting to apply for a grant in excess of £5,000 should contact
before making an online application.
All grants must be spent within six months of receipt.
This funding has been made available by Hertfordshire County Council as a part of the government’s £160m National Covid Local Support Grant to support vulnerable families with children and other vulnerable people particularly affected by the pandemic. This is an extension to the £170m government fund to provide support through winter. The funding has been extended as the need has continued.
Applications from charities, groups and non-profit organisations supporting vulnerable adults that fall into any of the following categories are eligible to apply for funding:Individuals in crisis (eg people facing poverty, experiencing or at risk of homelessness, poor mental health, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction etc) and their families, with our without children
Those facing food poverty
Those facing fuel poverty
Minority and marginalised groups who have been particularly impacted by Covid-19
The deadline for applications is 15 September. For the full criteria and details on how to apply, visit this link