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:   Herts Community Foundation (HCF)

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.

Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft & Fraud

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).

“Introduction to Cyber Security and Data Protection”
There are ways to protect yourself. Let’s assess how you might be at risk, whilst also explaining the steps you need to take to both prevent and recover from an attack.

Potential Kids

Helping Families and Young People with Special Needs and Disabilities to Achieve through learning and play

Red Rubber Ball Foundation

“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.

In 2020 Welwyn Garden City will be 100!

The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation is a community led organisation set up to deliver a year of celebrations for our wonderful town.

January 2020 will start the Centenary celebrations in style with a festival of lights. A huge carnival, complete with 15 floats, will take place on 11 July. Over 50 of the town’s sports and leisure clubs are planning events and competitions to run throughout the year, alongside the town’s music and performing arts groups with a Festival.

Men’s Shed

At Men’s Shed we enjoy what we do we don’t over-stress about what time we roll in and we either complete our own projects or work together on a project together. We have some pretty major projects, some continuing projects, some sponsored projects and some ‘mindfulness’ projects.

The ‘chatter’ around the shed is pretty active too and I always tell people who ask us what our most valuable tool is, that it is The Kettle. So much happens around the kettle it’s a magical place where dreams come alive and take shape.

For further information please contact HatfieldMen@outlook.com

Wise About Food is a Community Interest Company seeking to support individuals in developing a confident, healthy lifestyle by working with various community groups in the local area. Sarah is a community nutritionist and works to offer support and guidance to help raise awareness of healthy eating and all aspects of nutrition

Organisational Resources

Our Local Council:  Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

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

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

At Rehab 4 Addiction, we pride ourselves on the quality and depth of advice we provide to those seeking recovery from addiction. Our admissions team offer a referral service for people seeking treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, behavioural addiction, and eating disorders.

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

Community Transport Hertfordshire’s objective is to support people to live independently and access services through the use of community transport.  This website provides information to community transport users within Hertfordshire. It has been developed by the Removing the Borders project.

Removing the Borders is a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) funded initiative, supported by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  www.communitytransportherts.org

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

Sports

The Herts Sports Partnership is the County Sports Partnership for Hertfordshire and is a lead body for sport and physical activity.  Herts Sports

Disclaimer 

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

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