Councillors secure funding for great local causes

Published: 21 Feb 2020

Hertfordshire County Council’s locality budget scheme has funded thousands of worthwhile projects since it was launched in 2009, making a positive difference to many Hertfordshire communities.

County councillors work closely with local communities to identify local issues and have £10,000 each year each to spend on projects in their area. They welcome applications from across the local community.

The following grants have been made in recent months to projects in the St Albans area:

Councillor Roma Mills (St Albans North) has awarded £1,000 to Citizens Advice St Albans District (‘CASTAD’) to assist carers to successfully apply for and manage disability welfare benefit applications for themselves and the person they care for.

Cllr Mills said: “I know how difficult it is for disabled people and their families to navigate their way through the benefits system and this can cause a lot of stress and hardship. The Citizens Advice centres offer expert guidance to help people through the system and I am really pleased to be able to support their work.”

Councillor Chris White (St Albans Central) awarded a grant of £250 to Hatfield Road Day Care Group to help pay for entertainment, exercise classes and transport for the visitors.

Cllr White said: “I am delighted to support this initiative, which has been running in Fleetville for 31 years and gives the opportunity for older people to meet and enjoy life.”

For further information on any of these stories please contact the county councillors directly via the Hertfordshire County Council website.