Up to £5,000 available to support great ideas in Hertsmere!

As part of Crowdfund Hertfordshire, Hertsmere Borough Council (HBC) is supporting local projects that aim to make communities stronger, more connected, capable, active, safer, fairer and more inclusive! If your group or organisation fits with the criteria of this fund you could get an extra cash injection alongside what you raise from the crowd. Find out more and apply below.

About this fund

Active Hertsmere Borough Council's Cil Fund project fund
Hertsmere Borough Council's CIL Fund
Get up to £5,000

Hertsmere Borough Council’s CIL Fund – available to groups in the Potters Bar parish area and in the Bushey parish area supporting all age groups in the local community to address need and deprivation. Funding can be used to support a wide range of projects including those which create a lasting capital community asset.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

Criteria
Essential criteria for organisations and the public

  • The project must be run by a not-for-profit organisation, be based in the parish boundary of Potters Bar or the parish boundary of Bushey, Hertfordshire and/or be run for the benefit of people of any age living and/or working in Hertfordshire.
  • Projects must address equality and diversity and therefore must be inclusive and accessible to everyone.
  • The project must have strong local support, and be able to reach at least 25% of its target through crowdfunding in order for an HBC pledge to be made.
  • Projects must achieve 100% of their target to secure any extra funding from the council, with the ‘all or nothing’ funding model preferred.
  • The project must be completed within a year of the grant being awarded unless otherwise agreed.
  • Organisations will need to have governance and policy documents; a management committee; a bank account in the name of the organisation with a minimum of two cheque signatories where appropriate.
  • Organisations must have an income of less than £400,000 per annum.

In addition to meeting the essential criteria, projects must also meet at least one of the following Desirable project outcomes:

  • Reducing social isolation/loneliness.
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of adults in Hertfordshire.
  • Creating volunteering opportunities for local people.
  • Supporting and enabling vulnerable groups, and/or community safety, crime reduction and cohesion.
  • Reducing or delaying demand for Council services in the community.
  • Creating a lasting capital community asset

To see if your project falls within the applicable area please click here.

The small print...HBC seeks to distribute funding in an even-handed way across the parish areas it administers and reserves the right not to make a funding pledge to a particular project

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 


Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

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Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

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