HAPpy Holiday Activity Programme

Grants are available to deliver activities with food in the Summer holidays to children aged 5-16 with those in receipt of free school meals eligible for free. The HAPpy programme is supported by Hertfordshire County Council, funded by the Department for Education and coordinated by the Herts Sports Partnership. We are seeking to fund a diverse range of projects and enrichment activities which are attractive and engaging for all ages and abilities of school children and include physical activity and nutritious food.  The fund is open to the voluntary sector, schools, youth clubs, statutory and private providers who can meet the charitable objectives of the programme.  You can apply for grants to support the provision of activities for four hours a day, up to four days a week throughout a four week period during the school summer holiday ie up to 16 x four hour days between 26 July and 27

The 7th WGC Girl Guides’ get picking at MoneyHole Park

Cheryl Horton our Project Coordinator for the Love Welwyn Hatfield project has been busy organising litter picking groups in and around Welwyn Hatfield. Today is World Earth Day and we are celebrating all those around our world, working to care for our precious planet. Close to home, we say a big thank you to the 7th WGC Girl Guides for their litter picking efforts at MoneyHole Park this week. Young people, your actions change the world! If you would like to get involved in helping to keeping Welwyn and Hafield looking beautiful, we have litter picking kits ready to go! Email Cheryl E: cheryl.horton@whcvs.org.uk

Welwyn Hatfield Virtual Volunteer Fair

Have you considered signing up for voluntary work? The Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield has partnered with #Team Herts Volunteering to bring you the Welwyn Hatfield Virtual Volunteer Fair. Come and join us where you will be able to hear about all of the opportunities currently available in Welwyn Hatfield, meet the team behind the organisation and ask questions. Voluntary work is rewarding in so many ways; it allows you to network, meet new people, use your existing skills to help an organisation or the community but also gain new skill to further your personal development. For bespoke advice about volunteering in Welwyn Hatfield, contact us at E: volunteercentre@whcvs.org.uk For information about the event, to sign up and book your place, head on over to: https://www.thvolunteering.org.uk/events/events-list/welwyn-hatfield-virtual-volunteer-fair

Meet the Funder event with Maria Tarokh from The Fore Trust – Wednesday 14th April 3-4pm

Tomorrow, Communities 1st will be holding “Meet the Funder” with Maria Tarokh from The Fore Trust. Maria will be giving a presentation about their Summer fund between 3-4pm Tomorrow, Communities 1st will be holding “Meet the Funder” with Maria Tarokh from The Fore Trust. Maria will be giving a presentation about their Summer fund between 3-4pm Click here to register The Fore’s Summer 2021 Funding Round will open on Monday 12th April at 10am. For this funding round, The Fore is offering unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 that can be spread over 1-3 years. The grants can be used for whatever grantees think will help transform their scale, sustainability, efficiency or impact. Any UK-registered charities, CICs or CBSs with annual incomes under £500,000 are welcome to apply. Once organisations have registered, they will have until Tuesday 4th May 5pm to complete their applications. See The Fore’s website for more information about how to

Waitrose partners with Welwyn Hatfield CVS to “Give a Little Love” at Easter

We’d like to say a big thank you on behalf of our clients for this thoughtful and lovely donation of Easter Gifts organised by Angela Baker-Croft and her team at Waitrose in Welwyn Garden City. W Angela has been one of our volunteers since the 1st lockdown, supporting some of our clients with shopping, prescription collections and befriending. She has provided tremendous support to the organisation and extended this through her usual routine at Waitrose. We were blown away by their generosity and kindness. The gifts were delivered during the Easter weekend to our clients at the Welwyn Hatfield Community and Voluntary Service, some of the clients at Potential Kids and children doing great community service in the Borough; they were very surprised and delighted. The little litter pickers were doing an amazing job at tidying up Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City. One of them even asked for a litter

COVID-19 restart funding for sports groups

Sport England’s funding programme – return to play, offers grants for sports group activities affected by COVID-19. Grants start from from £300 up to £10,000 to support various areas such as: Return to Play: Small Grants Return to Play: Community Asset Fund Return to Play: Active Together Tackling Inequalities Fund They said “Coronavirus has hit the sport and physical activity sector hard and we know things have been tough, so we’ve modified our funding streams to help people safely return to play and are targeting the places they’ll have the biggest impact”. To find out more information on the criteria and to apply, please visit: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds

The Big Conversation: COVID-19 and Muslim Communities – Tuesday, 30 March, 5 – 6pm

Join us as we host experts from NHS England and Public Health England, as well as community leaders of diverse backgrounds, to discuss COVID-19 in the Muslim communities.There will be opportunities for an extended Q&A after the session. Panel Martin Machray (NHS England)Dr Wajid Akhter (British Islamic Medical Association)Dr Nayab Nadir (Public Health England)Sheikh AbdurRahman Syed (Al Manaar Centre)Rashidat Hassan (Muslim Council of Britain)Mohammed Kozbar (Finsbury Park Mosque)Abubaker Adam (Muslim Charities Forum)Sheikh Nuru Mohammed (Al-Abbas Centre) Tuesday, 30 March, 5 – 6pm Register for the zoom discussion at:  bit.ly/CovidConvo21

Hertfordshire Sports Partnership

Hertfordshires Holiday Programme

Booking is officially open! If you have children aged 5-16 who receive benefits-related free school meals, looking for something to do during Easter, then head over the Happy Holiday Activity Finder right now, to search through the array of free, countywide activities on offer! There are almost 2000 free places on activities each day, throughout Hertfordshire! Activities are available from:Monday 29 March to Friday 9 AprilCan’t find anything you fancy? Then we also have loads of ideas for ways to keep active at home with our online activity offer!Book your free activity now!

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