Grants now available to address food and fuel poverty

22nd July 2021

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.