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.


    1. Mayor's Small Grants Fund

    Due to the huge demand on the Mayor’s Small Grants Fund 2022-23 and pending the outcome of current applications, we are unable to accept any new applications at this time.  Please keep checking this webpage as any further updates will be provided here.

    This year, we are delighted to be supporting Watford Borough Council, with the Mayor Small Grant Fund programme. A total of £50,000 is available and applications open from 1 April 2022. All applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis and the fund will close once all funds have been awarded.   

    This fund aims to provide informal groups, ‘not for profit’ Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) constituted organisations, registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CIC) and sports clubs the opportunity to apply for a small grant of up to £3,000 to help towards:

    • A community initiative or project including centenary events that bring communities together
    • Items of equipment including sports equipment
    • A community initiative, project/event that supports health & wellbeing
    • Green/sustainable projects – that support our commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the borough

    The application form will be available here from 9am on 1 April 2022. In the meantime, please have a look at the Guidance NotesFAQs and Application Form Questions. These documents will help you prepare your application and if you have any questions, please email: [email protected]


  • 1. Three Rivers Sustainability Fund

    W3RT manages 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.

    This is a rolling application process and we will update this webpage once the funds have all been allocated.

    Apply using the online application form here and you can read the full guidance notes and eligibility criteria here.