Funding has been made available by Public Health Hertfordshire from the Contain Outbreak Management Funding (COMF) to support local groups and organisations to address Covid-19 vaccine inequalities and to encourage further take-up, across all age groups. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support any work that could lead to further vaccine take-up and an increase in vaccination rates across Hertfordshire. This could include tailored communications such as translation services, transport, website modifications, information sharing events, and befriending services – but they are open to any other ideas that will meet these aims.

Herts County Council are keen that the funding supports areas of deprivation and diverse ethnicities as it is known that Covid-19 has had a significant impact, particularly within black/Afro-Caribbean groups.

For more information:
  • For further information regarding supporting ethnic minorities, please see the ‘Ethnic Minorities – vaccine inequalities framework’ guidance here
  • The government has also published vaccine inequalities guidance which can be found here.
  • Please contact Hertfordshire County Council for any further information or if you have any queries, or if you are interested in applying by contacting [email protected]
Alex Murray


Lead for W3RT CVS in Watford. Helping to strengthen and support the local voluntary sector.