May 2018

The following grants were announced in May 2018. The total amount allocated was £43,445.

1. Kingswood Residents Association: Smart Water Village Project – to pay for smart water kits and signage for 760 members of the Residents Association on the Kingswood Estate to deter burlary and theft. This project will benefit 2000 local residents.

2. Midshires Search and Rescue Organisation ( countywide): Awarded £3,500 to go towards purchasing a Water Incident Support Vehicle for use in training and to use when trying to locate vulnerable missing persons. This vehicle will support Hertfordshires rescue teams.
3. CHEXS ( Waltham Cross and surrounding areas) : Awarded £3,740 to run "My Life", three intensive three day early intervention projects which will be targeted to referred vulnerable young people. Teaching will be delivered by HertsAid, B3 Living, Youth Connexions and CHEX and will cover areas around  sexual health, budgeting, effects of drugs and alcohol, CEOP and CSE. 

4. Herts Young Homeless ( Stevenage) : Awarded £3,375 towards a Restorative Justice Worker. This person will to train ex-service users and frontline workers in Restorative Justice with the aim of rehabilitating homeless young people and also making families more ‘mediation ready’. It is estimated that 60 young people and their families will benefit.  

5. Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership (Welwyn Garden City & Hatfield): Awarded £5,000 to support Business Safety. This funding will contribute to the installation of a new radio system and training for businesses to help increase business safety in the face of an increase in  shoplifting and anti-social behaviour. It will also fund site security training, promotional materials and security materials for individual businesses. 

6. East Herts Community Safety Partnership: Awarded £4,990 towards Community Safeguarding. This funding will go towards  a gang and knife crime awareness campaign, tailored specifically for East Herts area.The CSP will  work alongside Op Mantis,  local businesses and ‘community champions’ to increase awareness. 

7. SignHealth (St Albans): Awarded £4,840 towards DeafHope - a specialist domestic abuse service for deaf people in Hertfordshire. This includes a healthy relationship workshop in sign language for children at Healthlands school and for adults to promote healthy relationships. This will benefit 45 deaf children and the same number of adults at risk of domestic abuse.

8. North Hertfordshire District Council (North Herts CSP): Awarded £1,200 to contribute towards  a Pupil Equine Training Scheme (PETS) programme. There will be five six week courses, of one hour a week, delivered to ten pupils from Brandles school who have complex emotional, behavioural and mental health needs.

9. Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership: Awarded £5,000 towards a community reassurance scheme - Safer Together. This funding is to continue the successful community engagement multi agency events which help to raise awareness to vulnerable residents of fraud/scams, anti social behaviour, modern slavery, hate crime etc. This scheme benefits all the local residents in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

10. Hemel Hempstead Street Pastors ( Countywide): Granted £800 to launch Hertfordshire Response Pastors to support Hertfordshire's Major Incident Plan. The funding will go towards uniforms, training and expenses  or the Response Pastors,  who offer safety and compassion to those outside the ‘operational cordon’ in the event of a crisis or emergency to which an emergency response team has been deployed.

11.The London Horseplay Centre: Awarded £3,000 to fund intensive equine related therapy courses for four participants (aged 8-24) who have complex problems and are referred to the scheme by professionals,  including schools, PRUs, Social Workers, mental health staff, Youth Offending teams. 

12. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (Countywide): Awarded £5,000 to support Older Persons Activity Learning and Safety (OPALS). This grant will  to fund a second year of ten multi agency meetings in all districts to offer information and advice to older people in a friendly social setting.