CDA Herts AGM Thursday 5th October 2017

Annual General Meeting

‘Communities Making A Difference’

We are delighted that our Partners will be ​joining us to talk about our projects:

​Rural ​Affordable Housing
Community Garden St Albans
HMP The Mount Play Area Scheme
Rural Affairs
Village Halls and Community Buildings

Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start, Venue: County Suite, County Hall, Herts County Council,Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8DQ

Free HCC/UH Public Health Master Class for the 18th October

Training opportunity to all relevant professionals working in Hertfordshire.


HACRO Annual Conference – Thursday 28th September 2017

Dear Friend

I would be delighted if you would join us for the HACRO Conference on 28th September 2017.

Our theme this year is, The Hidden Victims – Offenders’ Families. Currently our line-up includes,
• Steve Bradford Governor HMP Wormwood Scrubbs
• Mark Heasman, CEO Ormiston Families Trust
• Neal Geach, from Dept of Law University of Hertfordshire, who will cover a visitor survey UH has run for us at HMP the Mount drawing out key points made by visitors
• Josie Bevan, writer of the blog talking about life at the sharp end

The event is being held at Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XF and registration is from 5.30 pm. This is a good networking opportunity over refreshments and the conference starts at 7 pm.

I do hope you can join us.

Kind regards
Yours sincerely

Neil Ashley, Chair

Please reply to

Invitation to a free networking event on 20 Sept at Citizens Advice HQ, Queensway House, Hatfield AL10 0LW

Welwyn Hatfield Community Inclusion Partnership (CIP) invites you to drop in to Community Chatter –a free networking event for all charities and voluntary groups, and the first of what we hope becomes a regular occurrence throughout the year.

Mayor’s Curry Night – 18th September 2017

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Lynne Sparks invites you to her Curry Night at Red Indian Restaurant, 49 Wigmores North, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6PG01707 333993, on Monday 18th September 2017 at 7.30pm

 Please book directly through the restaurant and pay on the night.  The cost of £20.00 per person includes a three course meal and a drink on arrival.  

All proceeds will go towards The Mayor’s Charity Appeal


We launched the 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards earlier this summer which provide funding and free leadership training for health charities. We are keen to make sure that as many organisations as possible are aware of this funding source. We have made one change this year and increased the income criteria to between £80,000 and £2.5m (previously it was £25,000 and £2m).  We would be very grateful if you could mention the awards in your next newsletter to members and on your website – below is some text you may like to use:

Core funding and free training for health charities – 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to:

Hear from last year’s winners about applying and the benefits of winning an award:

Closing date: 22 September 2017

Hertfordshire Compact Annual Survey 2017

The Hertfordshire Compact Partnership Group has developed and published its first annual survey this week. The
survey will remain open until Friday 8th September.
The purpose of the survey is to encourage feedback from a range of sources on the effectiveness of Hertfordshire
Compact. The results will be available mid-September and published widely; the plan is to also present the findings at
the Annual Voluntary Sector Conference.
You can see the survey and take part using this link:

Protect Your Money – Fraud and Scams

Fraud has become a common way for criminals to attempt to steal your money. During the 2014/15 policing year, more than 4,000 frauds were reported by Hertfordshire victims.  Fraud victims come from all sections of the community and fraud offences are very varied in their nature.  To help you recognise and tackle fraud, Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Crime Reduction and Community Safety Department produces a regular update “Protect Your Money” informing you of common and emerging frauds that are affecting people both nationally and locally, together with tips to help you stay safe and protect your money.


East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to its annual general meeting on:


Thursday 21 September 2017 from 12pm to 5pm, at the Focolare Centre for Unity, 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6JG

Places are limited so please book your place online at:, or by calling 01707 685 140

Our AGM will give you the opportunity to find out about what we’ve achieved over the last year, how we’ve used the funding available to us and the part that you can play in helping us to improve health and wellbeing in east and north Hertfordshire. There will also be opportunities to ask your own questions about local health services.

A full agenda will be published shortly, but in the meantime, you can view and download our annual report here:




Herts Sustainable Funding Fair – 15th September 2017

The Hertfordshire Sustainable Funding Fair provides a great opportunity for voluntary
and community groups from across Hertfordshire to come together for the morning to find out about new and existing funding and support services available to groups in
Hertfordshire. The Funding Fair is FREE to attend and aimed at those who work or
volunteer for community groups, charities, voluntary organisations, sports clubs
and social enterprises in Hertfordshire.

The Herts Sustainable Funding Fair is now live on Eventbrite and taking bookings