W3RT is proud to work in partnership with Watford Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council and other key donors to distribute vital funding to enable our local community to thrive during challenging times.

W3RT manages a range of funding streams in consultation with our partners that local charitable groups can apply for, under the umbrella of the W3RT Community Funds. You can find further details below on the different funding opportunities, eligibility criteria and application process.

These funds are open to support activities that are 100% charitable. All groups are expected to show that they have good governance and management arrangements and funds will only be allocated to support work in the area of Watford and/or Three Rivers.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call or text 07908 209 908. If you are a new group that has not yet opened a bank account, please talk to us ahead of making an application and we can support you through this process.

  • W3RT CEO Bob Jones and Deputy Mayor for Watford Borough Council, Aga Dychton

    W3RT CEO Bob Jones and Deputy Mayor for Watford Borough Council, Aga Dychton 

    1. Watford Charity Support Grant

    There is a total of £97,500 available for charitable organisations based in Watford, with a maximum of £5k per organisation during the financial year 2021-22.

    This grant has been provided by Watford Borough Council for charitable organisations that have either closed or have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The aim is to support Watford-based charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs), which have been affected by Covid-19, to resume, develop or innovate their business operationsand you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here.

    This is a rolling application process and we will update this webpage once the funds have all been allocated. Interested organisations should complete the Watford Charity Support Grant expression of interest form and we will be in touch regarding next steps.

    2. Watford Covid Community Grant Fund

    There is a total of £95,000 available for charitable organisations based in Watford with a maximum of £7,500 per organisation during the financial year 2021-22. 

    These funds are to support charitable groups with adapting to meet the needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic and you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here. For any organisations operating in both Watford and Three Rivers, please highlight this on your application form. 

    This is a rolling application process and we will update this webpage once the funds have all been allocated. A copy of the application form can be found here and you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here.

     

  • W3RT Bob Jones and Council Lead for Three Rivers District Council, Sarah Nelmes

    W3RT Bob Jones and Council Lead for Three Rivers District Council, Sarah Nelmes 

    1.    Three Rivers Charitable Support Grant

    There is a total of £47,500 available for charitable organisations based in Three Rivers, with a maximum of £5k per organisation during the financial year 2021-22. 

    These funds are to support charitable groups with adapting to meet the needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic and you can read the full, detailed guidance notes and eligibility criteria here. 

    This is a rolling application process and we will update this webpage once the funds have all been allocated. Interested organisations should complete the Three Rivers Charitable Support Grant expression of interest form and we will be in touch regarding next steps. 
     

    2.    Three Rivers Covid Community Grant Fund

    There is a total of £95,000 available for charitable organisations based in the Three Rivers area with a maximum of £7,500 per organisation during the financial year 2021-22. 

    These funds are to support charitable groups with adapting to meet the needs arising from the coronavirus pandemic and you can read the full detailed guidance notes and eligibility criteria here. For any organisations operating in both Three Rivers and Watford, please highlight this on your application form.

    This is a rolling application process and we will update this webpage once the funds have all been allocated. A copy of the application form can be found here and you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here.

    3.    Three Rivers Sustainability Fund

    W3RT also manage a funding pot for Sustainability projects in Three Rivers area. This fund is available to voluntary organisations whose projects/activities support the communities in Three Rivers area, and help with the climate change crisis. 

    Funds will only be allocated to support work in the area of Three Rivers. The activities that are to be funded should align with the Sustainable Development Goals or be in pursuit of sustainability solutions, to help combat the challenges faced by Covid-19. If your project does not fit those mentioned directly but is linked to mitigating climate change, and enhancing sustainability, please apply and explain why it fits.

    For details please email [email protected], where the team will be happy to help with any questions you may have and provide you with an application form.