This charity is eligible for the Grow Your Tenner 2013!
To provide help for low income families to buy essential items that directly benefit children such as beds, bedding and washing machines where real need exists and statutory funding is insufficient. A small grant can make a huge difference.
HCF makes over 100 grants a year to families really struggling to provide for their children - families for whom there is very often nowhere else to turn. The Fund bridges the gap between what a child is entitled to and what a child actually needs.
HCF is volunteer-led and managed by Hertfordshire Community Foundation whose grants manager and a trustee liaise with health visitors and other professionals who apply for grants for clients. Low overheads maximise the number of children we can help.
Helps buy a special cot enabling safe/easier daytime sleep for baby whose mother is in a wheelchair.
Helps buy a baby monitor for a child with epilepsy ensuring safety and reassurance to the parents.
Carpeting for hall, stairs and landing for a family whose children are learning to crawl.
To work as part of a small team of volunteers to fundraise and promote the work of the Hertfordshire Children's Fund. An ability to mix well and to take on organisational tasks, be flexible and creative in introducing new ideas.