Useful Links

Our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible about the support which is available to you.  Please find below a list of useful links to further information and support which may be of assistance.

Funding

If you need to find relevant grant funding sources, then this free to use online information portal provides local organisations and enterprises with a user-friendly search facility to quickly and easily find grant funding sources. To use this site please register your details:  Funding Information Gateway for Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Community Foundation exists to tackle deprivation in Hertfordshire and beyond. In the last year it has issued more than £1million in grants to local charities and community groups in the county.Herts Community Foundation (HCF)

If you run a social enterprise, or support social enterprise, look at SEEE which is the membership organisation for social enterprises in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk: Social Enterprise East of England (SEEE)

Advice

If you need free, independent, confidential and impartial advice  on your rights and responsibilities, then look at the Citizens Advice Bureau. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination: Citizens Advice Bureau (Welwyn Hatfield)

HCF Training and Development exists to provide workforce development and capacity-building for the voluntary sector, giving access to learning opportunities within the most disadvantaged groups and wards in the county:     hcftraining.org.uk

If you want to find out whether a charity is up to date with its report and accounts, then look at the Charity Commission which regulates charities: Charity Commission

If you need information to support local voluntary and community action then look at the NAVCA web site; NAVCA believes voluntary and community action offers solutions to the challenges we face: National Association of Community Voluntary Action (NACVA)

If you’re interested in volunteering, or need ado-it-logo volunteer, then look at the web site which provides a focus for everyone in Hertfordshire who has an interest in volunteering. Explore the site to find information for volunteers, organisations and businesses: Volunteering Herts and also have a look at the Do-it web site (click through their logo on the right):

Carers in Herts offer group meeting every month on the third Wednesday between 12:00 and 14:00 at: Pomegranate Café, (Our Ladys Roman Catholic Church), Woodhall Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3TP. More information is provided on their website: Carers in Herts

HertsHelp is an independent information and advice services in Hertfordshire – If you need help and don’t know where to turn, if you have a question or problem, you can contact HertsHelp.

They will listen to what you need and, if you would like them to, telephone people and make arrangements on your behalf. Or they can put you in touch with organisations that can help. They will then call you to make sure that you have found the help you need.

 

Organisational Resources

Our Local Council:  Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

MENTER is a regional network of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) voluntary organisations and community groups, managed by representatives of its membership: MENTER

If you’re a community group working at a local level and want to achieve the highest standards of practice and effectiveness in all areas of your work look here: National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Where to go to find out about Crimal Record Bureau checks: Independent Safeguarding Authority

Our local university for undergraduate & postgraduate education and for research and for services to employers and business: University of Herts

Travel

Frixo provides current Road Traffic Reports. It’s a free service aimed at giving you live traffic news and information. Frixo specialises in traffic news and reports making it easy to use whether you’re about to make a journey or out and about using our mobile service; see:  Frixo>

Find a train, flight, car route, coach, car park or cycle route from Transport Direct:  Transport Direct

Furniture & reuse

Fresch – do you need some clean, safe furniture or do you have unwanted furniture to dispose of.  Look at Fresch’s website: Fresch

Freecycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them, see: Freecycle