I was glad to hear this week that East Herts District Council is offering capital grants to voluntary and community organisations as part of its “Community Grants Programme”. There are a number of funds which interested groups can apply to and I understand that those applying need be resident within the East Herts area or be delivering community or voluntary services to residents within East Herts. Their application also needs to be endorsed by their local Councillor. Each year the Council delivers approximately £500,000 of funding to successful applicants. I think such organisations play a crucial role within the community and I encourage those within the constituency to apply. More details about the grant programme can be found here.