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hvoss in collaboration with Hereford City Council are thrilled to invite community groups and organisations to ‘Meet the Funder’ event with representatives from; The National Lottery Community Fund, The Eveson Trust, Hereford Community Foundation and Co-op Community Fund.

This is an opportunity to learn about each organisation, the different funds, criteria and application process. Following each presentation we will open the floor to questions.

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund are the largest non-statutory community funder in the UK – community being at the heart of their purpose, vision and name. The organisation unveiled a “new 2030 strategy and first new funding moves. The strategic shift sees a significant boost for grassroots community groups while The National Lottery Community Fund says a focus going forward will be on four key missions where it wants its funding to make the biggest impact:


  • ‘Turbo charging’ support for grassroots: doubling the amount and term of funding available through flagship small grants programme, National Lottery Awards for All
  • £15 million for a new programme to connect communities as the funder seeks to tackle some of the big social issues facing UK communities today
  • £9 million boost for climate action, one of the funder’s four key missions, bringing total investment this year to £35 million
  • New strategy ‘It starts with community’ will underpin efforts to distribute at least £4 billion of National Lottery funding by 2030.”


The Eveson Trust

The Eveson Trust is able to consider application for financial support from charitable organisations helping people with disabilities, mental health problems, children in need, older people, homeless people, hospitals, hospices and towards medical research.

They only Fund charities supporting residents of



– The West Midlands (comprising Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall and Wolverhampton)

To date, the total grants awarded by the trustees to charitable institutions amount to over 70million.


Herefordshire Community Foundation (HCF)

The Herefordshire Community Foundation was founded in 2002 and has established itself as one of the leading independent grant making charities creating real difference in and for our county.

They “aim is to build stronger communities in Herefordshire. We give grants to worthy causes and individuals, using funds donated by local residents, families and businesses. We also administer grant-making programmes on behalf of Herefordshire Council, the Government and other funding bodies.”

To date the organisation has:

£6m raised and donated to local causes

£900,482 grants made in 2021-22

340 community grants given in 2021/22


Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK which their members care about. Since 2016, Co-op members have raised over £97m for 34,125 local projects across the UK. The organisation selects 3 causes in each community to be part of the fund for 12 months. During that time, they work together to help you raise as much money as possible as well working the cause to profile of the partner.


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