To enable voluntary sector organisations to be able to support their beneficiaries, W3RT provides funding advice and support for organisations active in Watford and Three Rivers. 

This includes: 

  • Highlighting and promoting funding opportunities (local, regional and national) through social media and newsletters 
  • Support on developing a fundraising strategy and researching prospective grants
  • Support on completing funding applications including the use of external funding consultants 
  • Access to the Hertfordshire Fundraising Database
  • Access to small grants from the W3RT Community Funds  

Hertfordshire Funding Database

W3RT CVS hosts the Hertfordshire Fundraising Database. This is free to us and voluntary sector organisations can search through the hundreds of Government, Lottery, charitable trust and other funds available to them on a European, national, regional and local basis. A link to the funding database can be found here

W3RT Community Funds

W3RT also manages funding pots on behalf of our local authority partners in Watford and Three Rivers. For details about the funding currently being managed by W3RT, click here

Prospect Research 

With our experience, we can help research and identify funding opportunities suitable specifically for your organisation so that you have a targetted list of organisations to apply to who are a suitable match for your organisation or project.

Consultancy Support

Grants are available from W3RT CVS for voluntary and community organisations to allow them to undertake work that is beyond the level which is provided by W3RT CVS. Applications will be reviewed, and grants awarded on a first come first served basis until the funding has been awarded. Grants can be used for a wide range of purposes and should be to allow organisations to access services beyond the level which is provided by W3RT CVS. For example: 

  • Financial planning  
  • Fundraising 
  • Governance  
  • Business planning  
  • Marketing 

This is not an exhaustive list and applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Due to the limited nature of this budget and to ensure that funding is provided to a wide range of community groups. All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to funds being available.  

For more information about W3RT CVS Consultancy Support, click here to review the Eligibility Criteria and Guidance Notes. If you would like to apply for a grant for consultancy support, click here to submit an application.