Community grants extended to Covid-19 impacted projects

Community and voluntary organisations that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a Welwyn Hatfield community grant of up to £2,000.

small community grants

The Welwyn Hatfield Small Community Grant, which funds projects from a range of sectors including music, dance, drama, sport, youth and health, is extending financial support to those organisations that have a positive impact on the local community but have incurred costs or have not been able to operate, due to COVID-19.

The additional grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

· payment towards facilities that aren't currently being used

· upfront costs for the hire of facilities eg. training/rehearsal space or for events that have had to be cancelled

· organisations supporting the community with food delivery services, prescription drop offs and online/phone support

· organisations working with vulnerable families or vulnerable adults

Councillor Duncan Bell, Executive Member for Resources, said:

Local groups and voluntary organisations across the borough have worked tirelessly to support some of the most vulnerable members of the local community during COVID-19. Plans have had to be put on hold, venues closed and events cancelled, leaving many in financial difficulty. These organisations make such a positive contribution to our communities and we want to support them wherever we can.

Small Community Grants are awarded twice a year, in February and July. To apply, complete the application form at and send it to along with relevant supporting documents.

For help and advice regarding eligibility or completing the application form, contact the Grants Officer on or call 01707 357 2299.

The closing date for all applications for the July award, is 30 June.