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Our Community Engagement Programme

Thank you to all organisations that have applied for support

Our Review Panel have carefully reviewed all of the applications received and are pleased to announce that the following organisations showed commitment and passion to help the local community and will be supported by our programme.



Citizens Advice St Albans District

Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. With the money provided, eight volunteers will be trained to run a two year programme supporting people struggling with low mood, depression and anxiety caused by debt.







Crossroads Care Herts North

Providing a range of services for carers, Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North helps prevent the social isolation and challenges that some carers experience. The money donated will go towards running Carers Cafes in North Hertfordshire, giving carers the opportunity to socialise, meet others and share experiences.


Families United Network

Families United Network provides respite care to families with handicapped children. With the money donated, they will be able to provide hydrotherapy pool facilities to children with specific needs for a year.








Green Skills Memorial Park

Green Skills Memorial Park is a small gardening project aimed at supporting vulnerable people in gaining qualifications in gardening and land management. The workshops help in building better work prospects and an increased awareness of green living and working.






Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice provides support to patients with a life limiting illness and their families. They encourage and enable service users to retain their independence and make the most of life. With the money donated, Isabel Hospice will be purchasing a motored arm trainer to help increase mobility for patients.




DEMAND (Design & Manufacture for Disability)

DEMAND works with people of all ages in some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated sections of society. The charity works to provide equipment to help those with disabilities with everyday life. Helping over 30 families already, DEMAND will use the money to help more local families with everyday challenges.






Knotty Green Allotments

Knotty Green Allotments is worked on and maintained by local residents of all age groups and backgrounds. The group actively work to reduce their impact on the environment by conserving water and using recycled materials where possible. Thanks to the donation, the group will now be able to purchase more recycled products such as manure and can continue to save water through the addition of some new water butts.



SweetTree Farming For All

SweetTree Farming For All provides training for a wide range of people with care and support needs around nature. Each project is personalised to a persons abilities, interests and personal goals. With the money donated, they will purchase a solar panel to provide 90% of their power needs and a fridge to help reduce food waste, promoting a more ecological approach to the farm.



1st Chesterford Scout Group

Since opening in 2014, Chesterford Scout Group has provided children and adults the chance to build confidence, improve social skills, face challenges and take part in a variety of activities. With the money donated, the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will be able to purchase new tents so they can enjoy camping over the summer.


Teens Unite Fighting Cancer

Teens Unite Fighting Cancer is the only UK charity that provides ongoing support for young people aged 13-24 with cancer; from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond remission. With the money donated, Teens Unite will arrange two days of activities with 10 to 12 young people per day. This will include a trip to Go Ape and one to Herts Young Mariners Base (HYMB).





Cherry Trees

Cherry Trees is a small charity providing home from home respite care for young people aged between 0-19 years that suffer from a range of disabilities. The funding will go towards a free family event called ‘Happy Circus’ welcoming the local community to come and enjoy the show.


Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly are dedicated to supporting older people, especially those with physical or mental frailty and ensure they lead fulfilled lives. With the money donated, they will be able to arrange trips and activities to encourage social interaction and decrease loneliness and isolation.