East Herts Moral Welfare Fund
The East Herts Moral Welfare Fund represents moneys for the promotion of moral welfare in East Hertfordshire. The Fund was established when the Diocese of St Albans was involved in adoption services, an area in which it is no longer active.
In considering applications for funding from the East Herts Moral Welfare Fund, the Trustees will apply the following criteria, which are based on the original purposes of the Fund.
- Be made to reputable organisations (church or secular) or to individuals or families recommended to the Committee by reputable organisations, diocesan clergy or individuals regarded by the Committee as being of standing in the community
- Be for spending on or made to unmarried women under the age of 30 (or in exceptional circumstances up to the age of 35) and/or their children resident in the deaneries of Bishop’s Stortford, Buntingford, Cheshunt, Hertford and Ware, Hitchin, Stevenage and Welwyn Hatfield
- Meet at least one of the following objectives:Ease poverty or meet a specific moral or material need that is unlikely to be met from other sources
- Education of morally vulnerable young single women
- Support unmarried or deserted mothers or prospective mothers morally and practically
- Promote community among young women and their children of different ethnic groups and/or faiths
- Grants will not be made to finance applications for bankruptcy, Debt Relief Orders or other instruments leading to the writing off of debts
- Where individual applicants are seeking grants to purchase household goods, such as furniture or white goods, the Trustees will expect that they will have first sought to meet their needs from free exchange services such as uk.freecycle.org, recycle.co.uk and gumtree.com or from reputable second hand outlets, such as Emmaus
- Not exceed £3,000 per annum if made to a reputable organisation or £500 to an individual or her family
- Grants exceeding £2,000 in total (even if spread across more than one year) should be followed by a brief annual report to the Committee at the end of each year in which a grant is made, advising of the nature of the activities or work funded by the grant and an outline of who the beneficiaries have been.
- In the event of an application from within the Deanery of Bishop’s Stortford, it will be referred in the first instance to the Bishop’s Stortford Moral Welfare Fund and only considered if that charity is unable to make a grant.
Grant Application forms are available below to download: