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The following organisations in each of our communities, received the highest number of votes and won funding for their projects.
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) is a local charity and a leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Wheathampstead Parish Council is overseeing this project to build on a community project along the River Lea.
The Meads in Wheathampstead is publicly accessible and is already used for educating people about chalk stream environments. The river suffers in places from excessive bank erosion, silted gravels caused by low-flows and a lack of habitat variety and wildlife.
Find our more about Meanders through the Meads
Walton & District Allotments are a small allotment association which have two sites and contain around 60 plots each. The plots currently have no toilets at either site, the funding would enable eco-toilets to be installed this would allow the allotments to be opened to projects, open days for schools, children’s groups and societies.
Funding will be used to provide a weekly term time support group for women who have suffered or are suffering from domestic abuse. Sessions will be run by a domestic abuse support worker and trained volunteers to provide a safe space for women to build confidence and connections through craft sessions. These sessions will help to reduce isolation and improve access to further support and information.
Find our more about Butterflies Domestic Abuse Support Group
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) is a local charity and a leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. HMWT will use the funding to hold a project to protect and restore reedbed habitats for rare water birds at Rye Meads nature reserve.
Find out more about Conserving Rare Water Birds
Watford Workshop is a charity that helps disabled people receive training for work, life, independent living skills and to move to mainstream unsupported employment. The funding will provide help to deliver the maths training but will also go towards cookery, cleaning and hygiene tuition. The project supports the development of skills and community inclusiveness. It will help disabled people reach their potential, improve self-esteem, dignity and enjoy a better-quality life as a result of the training.
Find out more about Watford Workshop
Wealdstone Division is part of Girlguiding, the UK's leading charity for women and girls. They give girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, help them have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. The funding will help modernise their headquarters to ensure it stays safe and suitable for the girls and Leaders using it. There is also a community nursery that use the building five days a week. This funding will mean the group will be able to offer more activities for young members in the future, helping the wider community and build future skills.
Find out more about Girl Guiding Wealdstone Division
Organic Countryside has applied to enable the opening of Kings Field Nature Reserve, Hempstead.
The area is managed by Organic countryside and the project will provide permissive paths, information and interpretation for visitors. A forest school area will be established, and habitat improvements made including the installation of a footbridge.
Find out more about Organic Countryside
Cherry Trees provides “home from home” short break/respite care for children and young people with severe learning, physical and sensory disabilities. The funding would help pay towards the new bathroom project at Cherry Trees which includes extending the existing bathroom, adding new toilets that have wheelchair access, a shower room, new basins and a new bath.
Find our more about Cherry Trees
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