Our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible about the support which is available to you.  Please find a list of our members below who we work closely with and useful links to support services which may be of assistance.

To find out more about our members and the services they offer, please click on their logos to be taken to their websites

Members of the Welwyn Hatfield CVS

Rotary Club Hatfield have about 20 members active in our community. They are working to benefit local and international communities. With You, they could accomplish more!

They raise funds through events and have a great time and fellowship doing it. COVID has forced us to move to Zoom meetings and virtual fundraising but we still aim to support charities.  

Potential Kids is an award winning charity based in Welwyn/Hatfield providing learning, social and sports opportunities to Neurodiverse children / young people (Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette Syndrome amongst other conditions), their siblings and families.

We offer after-school and weekend activity sessions for neurodiverse young people. These are kept small enough in numbers to reduce social anxieties and fears.

Resolve supports people in the Welwyn Hatfield area to stop the cycle of misuse and work to make a new life, substance free, healthy and happy, contributing to the community in which they live.

Resolve delivers full-time evidence based Community Services from Welwyn Garden City and North Herts Service Centres.

The Community “Pay What You Can” Café and ReStart (Resolve’s Homeless Project) brings people off of the streets, who are often homeless and sleeping rough into accommodation and onward into independent or supported living as appropriate.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Led by an executive board of voluntary representatives and a core team of full and part-time professionals, the Hertfordshire Sports and Physical Activity Partnership is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England. They work collaboratively to create the conditions for an active nation and use the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives.

The Hertfordshire Sports and Physical Activity Partnership team works alongside numerous partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors, bringing together expertise, resources and ideas from all parts of the sports, health and physical activity arena in Hertfordshire and beyond.

Christchurch is a food collection point for the local Food Bank charity, along with other churches in Welwyn Garden City.

The Food Bank gives out about 500 items of food per week, to those in need in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield; for example those unable to work due to health problems, redundancy and those waiting for benefits to come through.

Breaks Manor Youth and Community Centre is a voluntary organisation and registered charity set in a large manor house close to the town centre of Hatfield. Breaks Manor has been a youth centre since 1951 and provides a venue for a range of local community groups and organisations.

Supported by the Management Committee, the Centre is run by a small team of staff and a large family of volunteers.

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.

They also 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.

Established as ‘Herts Association for the Disabled’ in 1958, we are your one-stop charity assisting with all things transport or travel related.

Our highly trained and caring team is on hand to help you, offering support and advice. Our Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors have over 30 years experience between them of helping people become safe and reliable drivers.

Whether you’re a provisional licence holder or an experienced driver looking to return to driving, you will be cared for and treated as an individual.

Jimmy Macs is a registered charity for over 55’s, and people with Learning Disabilities based in The Hive, Jim McDonald Centre, Hatfield.

Where people can enjoy a change of scenery in a comfortable environment. To make new friends as well as join in the fun activities.

We are flexible about your visits and you are free to come and go within our opening hours

Rephael House is an independent charity established since 1997 and offers one-to-one professional therapy. From their base in North Finchley they offer a number of services, primarily therapy for children and young people, but also services for the bereaved, those affected by post or pre natal pregnancy issues, and domestic abuse.

In Hertfordshire, they offer two therapy services for young people aged 11 to 18 from Breaks Manor, Hatfield:

  • Low-cost long-term therapy (available to those living in Hertfordshire)
  • CAMHS funded short term therapy (for those in the Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City area, and surrounding villages)

Visit: www.rephaelhouse.org.uk

As the best provider of youth mentoring programs in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, Forever Young People strives to be at the heart of our community and to be flexible and responsive in our approach towards mentoring young people. We aim to inspire people to feel valued, empowered, and confident in their abilities and to motivate individuals educationally, socially and emotionally.

The Platypus Swimming Club helps and encourages people of all ages and abilities, with both physical and or mental disabilities to be come familiar with the water. They have the pool and changing rooms exclusively to ensure privacy and time for those who need it.

The pool is accessible by a hoist or special steps, designed for people who have a disability.

Mind in Mid Herts are a local, innovative and experienced mental health provider for people aged 16 years and over.  We support positive mental health working across three themes; prevention, social support and recovery. We understand everyone’s needs are different and work in a person-centred way to ensure the people of Hertfordshire’s mental health is supported and respected so that nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.

RECOVER is a vibrant furniture up-cycling charity & social enterprise, creating pathways into volunteering and work.
At its heart is our commitment to sustainability – up-cycling old unwanted furniture or working with materials either donated or reclaimed from the local area. Offering vulnerable adults new fulfilment and purpose, RECOVER is run by Ian Block and Holly Brunsden. Both Ian and Holly have a passion for furniture with an eye for creativity and high quality workmanship.

Jubilee House Care Trust is a charity run by a board of voluntary trustees and directors.

We are based in Welwyn Garden City and have six properties providing different types of care and support for adults and children with learning disabilities within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Enfield.  Our services are also available to people from Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Barnet, Camden, Islington and other North London areas.

Our services cover a wide spectrum of learning disability needs, including those with associated mobility and physical disabilities.  Our care is tailored to meet the individuals needs.

At Healthwatch Hertfordshire, our role is to improve NHS and social care services for everyone and address inequalities across the system.

By asking people what is working well and what needs fixing in local health and social care, we can use this feedback to make things better.

We make sure NHS leaders and other decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care

We can also help you get the information and advice you need through our signposting service. So, if you’re not sure where to go for answers, we can point you in the right direction.

T: 01707 275978

Welwyn Hatfield Interfaith facilitate people of different faiths and backgrounds talking to each other and explaining their beliefs so that we can discover what we have in common, understand the differences and appreciate the diversity. Everyone is welcome to our events. Our programme is very varied – with light hearted moments and serious ones.

Contact: theresa.whifg@gmail.com

There has been a local Citizens Advice in the Welwyn Hatfield area since 1940. They are able to offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on your rights and responsibilities.

They provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect their lives. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Herts Area Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre (HARCSAC) is run as a collective by a group of twelve women volunteers who have undergone specialist training in rape and sexual abuse counselling, one paid part-time office manager and one paid part-time administrator.

They receive regular external clinical supervision to facilitate group development and ensure best practice.  This is provided by Julie Hay, Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC.

“We are too poor to afford an education, but unless we have an education we will always be poor”
Those words explain why the Red Rubber Ball Foundation exists – to provide opportunities for young people across Africa, but primarily in Kenya, to get a full education.

No Barriers Radio is an online radio station that takes you deeper into the things you love and care about. A powerful influential voice and amplifier for music, culture, film, theatre, lifestyle, travel, comedy, and the important human stories that leave an indelible mark on the heart of a global community.

Some of the UK’s most accomplished and award-winning industry talents, present an eclectic, intelligent and inspiring mix of music, witty intelligence, debate and informed topical discussion shows, original documentaries and series, sophisticated and light-hearted introductions to theatre, film, and the arts all wrapped in the coolest soundtrack around.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, you’re welcome at No Barriers Radio.

“You don’t need no ticket, you just get on board”

Mine of Innovation is a Computer consultancy and IT support social enterprise in Hertfordshire.

Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge and Support Services is an independent local agency ( Registered Charity No. 1156186 ) providing services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence or abuse. We are an independent organisation run by women, for women and we are full members of the Women’s Aid Federation of England ( WAFE ).

The organisation was set up in 1990 when concerned members of Welwyn Hatfield Council invited women in the community to a public meeting to address the locally unmet needs of women living with domestic violence. Welwyn Hatfield Council remain supportive of us and our work. We would not be able to operate without their continued commitment.

Kingdom Light Church is a parish under the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), the denomination led by the General Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye. The church (Kingdom Light Church); headed by Pastor and Deaconess Femi Oludare was planted by Jesus House for All Nations, London, United Kingdom. in November 2006.

As a church, they have a mandate to ‘Restore Hope, Live by Faith and Fulfill Destiny’ within the community in which we reside (Hatfield) and its environs.

Their vision is to bring hope and restoration that impacts lives with the good news of Christ.

Free Books Hatfield was established in June 2016 as an independent local charity run entirely by volunteers with the aim of saving unwanted books from landfill and promoting literacy in the local community. We offer each customer 3 free books per day. We also accept donations of unwanted books for re-homing.

We are Welwyn Hatfield Community Services. The charity supports the less privileged in the community, we aim to reduce loneliness in the community . Currently, we hold sessions in Woodhall Community Center where we repair and amend any clothing or materials . In these sessions, we do alterations while you wait and have a cup of tea or coffee. We reach out to the elderly who are unable to come to our sessions and do their alterations. We also extend our hands to law-offenders to prevent re offending by teaching sewing as a skill for life, as well as women who have suffered domestic violence so that we can give them the courage to continue with their lives.

Wellfield Trust are a charitable trust that gives grants to peoplin need and projects based in Hatfield.

We have a long history of providing relief of the effects of poverty in the Hatfield area, and although we offer a range of help and assistance, if your needs are not precisely described we may still be able to help. Please feel free to contact us with your specific requirements.

Carers in Herts provides advice, information and support to hundreds of unpaid carers. We support carers of all ages, children & adults if they live, work or care in the county. Advice. Information.

Age UK Hertfordshire is working to improve later life for thousands of older people in Hertfordshire today and for future generations. They celebrate ageing, create opportunities for people in later life and challenge disadvantage and discrimination experienced by our ageing population.

Their aim is to set a positive agenda for later life and play a key influencing role in changing the approach of society in Hertfordshire to older people.

Isabel Hospice is a local charity caring for hundreds of people across eastern Hertfordshire each year.

Their vision is of a world where communities talk openly about death and dying, everyone lives life to the full and dies with dignity in the place of their choice knowing their loved ones are supported.

Isabel Hospice support patients and their families who are living with life-limiting illnesses and conditions, including cancer, heart failure or respiratory illness, and neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease. We help people to live pain- and symptom-free so they can make the most of the time they have left.

Family Lives was formed over forty years ago by volunteers, with the aim of ensuring that all parents had
somewhere to turn before they reached crisis point. We know that the right support at the right time makes all the difference.

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling.
The issues we support families with include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.

Through a range of direct and indirect services Herts Vision Loss has the mission to serve the county’s estimated population of 22,000 people with severe and permanent sight loss. This number is set to rise to 32,000 by 2020, according to the Royal National Institute for the Blind.The Society has up to 6,000 consultations/contacts with visually impaired people, their family members and carers annually.

Herts View Point is a charity that supports people who have a background in mental health as well as addiction challenges. By encouraging and inviting them to have their say, their feedback can go towards greatly improving mental health and addiction services.

Whether it’s through courses, events or sharing their own experiences, whatever their story, we welcome them to become Viewpoint members so we can help support their mental health and addiction.

Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. 

Since 1999 Willow has fulfilled more than 17,000 Special Days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease.

The core objective of Ukrainian Saturday School Of Herts C.I.C. is to empower Ukrainian children residing abroad by preserving their native language, strengthening a connection to their history, and looking after their mental well-being within a secure and supportive environment.

Currently, many Ukrainian children face the challenge of studying in Ukrainian schools online, navigating the intricacies of a curriculum markedly distinct from that of the UK. Consequently, they find themselves compelled to grasp the nuances of the Ukrainian school syllabus independently.

We ensure that these children not only maintain their linguistic and historical knowledge but also have the opportunity to confidently continue their academic journey in their homeland if they so choose.

We express our heartfelt gratitude to Welwyn Hatfield CVS for their invaluable assistance in bringing our plans to fruition.

We currently have 41 pupils

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North provides support for unpaid family carers and the people they care for in Hertfordshire.

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North have been supporting 1000’s people in Hertfordshire for over 30 years. We provide reliable tailored services to support family members/friends who are supporting someone living with a health condition mental or physical and depend on their support.

Friends of Welwyn Care Homes is a group of volunteers, a number of them from the Welwyn Garden City parishes, who visit local Care Homes and provide various activities for the residents. They support the Homes staff with a view to enhance the residents wellbeing. Their motto is “Friendship Companionship and Laughter”. We welcome new volunteers and the main contact is Anne Horsman.

First Garden Cities Homes are a charitable housing association, providing affordable homes for over 2000 households across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. It was formed on 1st March 2020 following the amalgamation of Howard Cottage Housing Association (HCHA) and Welwyn Garden City Housing Association (WGCHA).

Turning Point Hertfordshire Complex Needs Service is a free and flexible service that supports adults with mental health needs and other complex health and social care issues. They have delivered community outreach support in the County for more than 20 years and work in partnership with specialist housing teams and health and wellbeing services to deliver community outreach services.

Friends of Welwyn Care Homes are a group of volunteers who visit care homes for the elderly in the WGC area.

They aim to make a difference to the quality of life of a resident who is experiencing loneliness.

Supporting the Voluntary Sector

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.

NCVO are committed to supporting, enabling and celebrating volunteering in all its diversity. Volunteering is someone spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone who they’re not closely related to. Volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual.

NCVO doesn’t broker or place volunteers in charities directly but we have a selection of resources to help you find a suitable opportunity.

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.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions on more than four million people every year.

Do you need local help with your DBS, call WHCVS  on 01707 274861 or email a.charles@whcvs.org.uk

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.

If you’re interested in volunteering, or need a 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.

Crime Prevention

Get connected with what is happening in your local area, keep up to date and have your say in what goes on where you live or work in Hertfordshire.

Herts Connected is a free interactive messaging service from Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Choose who you would like to receive messages from – including the Police and Crime Commissioner, Neighbourhood Watch and Action Fraud. Your preferences will make your messages bespoke and not just related to your postcode.

Which has an informative article on how you can protect yourself against identity theft and fraud. It details information on the most common ways people’s identities and personal information are targeted and stolen online, including key warning signs that you might be a victim of fraud (e.g. loss of services on your utilities or unexplained payments coming out of your account).

Local Support Services

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


These links contains information about third party services.  The information is not advice or recommendations from WHCVS, and should not be treated as such.