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Date posted 16 Mar 2022

The Welwyn Hatfield Community Fund (WHCF) made a good start to the year by announcing it had hit a funding milestone. Over £106,000 has now been awarded to projects and organisations within Welwyn and Hatfield with the aims of increasing the physical and mental health of the community.   

Click the link below to see the Fund featured in a recent report by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council:

Welwyn Hatfield Community Fund hits funding milestone - Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council - Working better, together (welhat.gov.uk)

Projects funded by the WHCF are always pleased to share how the funding has benefitted them once projects are complete. Lately we received great updates from North Mymms Youth Project, who we provided with new outdoor lighting enabling them to run more sessions and activities. The young people benefit from more opportunities for physical activity and learning new skills.  Digswell Place Riding for the Disabled have completed their all weather track which is going to be a very valuable addition to their facilities,  to enable more users to experience physical exercise outdoors as well as the mental health benefits this brings. Those that don’t wish to ride can be catered for and they will also soon be using this for their new sessions for people with dementia, utilising the benefits of horse therapy. It’s great to hear how our funding is spent, and the positive stories created.

The WHCF continually welcomes applications from individuals, groups, schools and organisations who feel they would benefit from funding. With a simple application form and no funding deadlines, the WHCF is accessible to the community at all times. 

We are pleased to see a range of projects and organisations have submitted applications recently. It looks like the year ahead will be another one filled with success stories, with valuable initiatives being supported throughout the borough.

Read about the recipients of the Welwyn Hatfield Community Fund and funding criteria online at https://www.better.org.uk/whcf

Submit your application by emailing WHCF@gll.org