Watford Workshop

Watford Workshop offers opportunities to access work experience and skills training. Their mission is to provide disabled people with work experience, skills training and employment. They help people to achieve greater independence, become more integrated into the community and where possible, move on to main stream employment.

Electric Umbrella

Electric Umbrella is a registered charity challenging the perception about people with learning disabilities and enriching and empowering lives through music. Based in South-West Hertfordshire and working across the county, they combat social isolation by facilitating regular, meaningful social interaction for our adult members with learning disabilities as well as promoting self confidence and independence.

Watford Mencap

Watford Mencap works with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. We believe that people with a learning disability have the right to enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society, enabling them to lead the life they want for themselves. Watford Mencap currently has a service user and carer base of 800 people.

Headway Hertfordshire

Headway Hertfordshire are the only support organisation in the county for those affected by an acquired brain injury. They work closely with people who have a brain injury, their carers and families. They aim to reduce social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and give carers a break.

Herts Inclusive Theatre

Herts Theatre Inclusive Theatre (HIT) is an award winning charity working with disabled and non-disabled children, young people and adults. Offering weekly after school workshops, holiday and weekend activities, day groups for adults and bespoke work for schools and local authorities.


Playskill is a registered charity which provides therapeutic pre-school playgroups in Watford and Hemel Hempstead for children with physical difficulty or delay, aged 0-5, including children with multiple diagnoses or no diagnoses. They also offer parental training nights, parent support and information, speakers on relevant topics and fun outings for all the family.

Herts Musical Memories

Herts Musical Memories delivers vibrant singing sessions that are both fun and therapeutic for people with dementia and their carers. They have been providing online singing sessions.

Disability Watford

Disability Watford is run by people with a disability to help those with a disability, their family, friends, carers, Personal assistants or for anyone who has an interest in the problems surrounding disability matters.

Colnbrook School

Colnbrook School are a special school in Hertfordshire which caters for pupils with Learning Difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Speech and Language Difficulties. The fund has been used to buy sensory toys.


Space is a Hertfordshire based charity supporting parent/carers of children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum, with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or a related condition.

Watford Shopmobility

Free service offering loan of wheelchairs and electric scooters to people who need them for shopping in Watford Town centre. Fund helped restart by providing 3 months funding to cover lack of donations.

Para Dance UK

Para Dance UK are the national governing body for Para Dance Sport in the UK as well as being the UK's leading specialists in inclusive dance.

DRUM Watford

DRUM (Disability Recreation Unity Movement) is a registered charity and a user led group based in Watford. They provide activities and support to adults, from the age of 18, with physical and/or sensory disabilities living in Watford and the surrounding areas.


The Living Room (Watford Centre)

The Living Room is an addiction recovery charity (with centres in Stevenage, St Albans and Watford).

Watford Women's Centre

They provide life-changing services for women to lead independent, productive and healthier lives, and also support our wider community. They aim to create a community-wide culture that has zero tolerance for family or partner abuse and that fosters healthy relationships based on mutual respect and equality.

Guideposts Trust

The organisation has over 25 years of experience in mental health. The day centre in Watford (Henry Smith House) and the outreach groups in Garston, Rickmansworth, Borehamwood and Potters Bar, aim to offer daytime support to people with long term mental health problems in a sociable and relaxing environment.

Herts Mind Network

They deliver essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from our seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county. They create opportunities for individuals experiencing mental ill health to make choices, find their solutions, build resilience and manage their whole life and wellbeing.

3R and Watford School Partnership

Funding to run education classes for year 3 children for physical and mental health response to COVID-19.

The Crescent

Support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and who are currently in isolation.

Transitions UK

The Aspire Project is needed to support vulnerable young people (YP) who are at risk of (re-)offending in the Watford and Three Rivers area.


Watford Foodbank

Watford Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of food banks (Trussell Trust) who provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Random Cafe

The Random Cafe is a pop up cafe helping Watford reduce the amount of food wasted in the town, thereby making it a greener and more environmentally friendly town. They hold regular cafes around Watford using food donated by local supermarkets and cafes that would usually go to landfill.


SEWA is the promotion of good citizenship by encouraging and facilitating volunteering in furtherance of charitable purposes for the benefit of the public. They have been helping local foodbanks and shelters by collecting food bags from people's front doors. Tel: 07973 404675

Small Acts of Kindness

Small Acts of Kindness is a small, high impact and rapidly growing local social enterprise based in Watford. They deliver gifts to older, often lonely and socially isolated people, in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere. At the heart of this project is the incredibly simple belief that a small act of kindness can make a huge difference.

One Vision Project

The Project’s vision is of a community where people come together to support the vulnerable, promote equality and address injustice.

Watford COVID Support Group

Support local elderly / vulnerable people and isolating families to get food parcels or certain items they essentially need.

Wellspring Church

Funding to keep centre open to support the foodbank.

GoKula Cafe

Gokula Vegetarian Café is now run by the charity Food For All, charity no.1077897 who support local people in need by providing free food.

The Bowley Charity

The Bowley Charity awards one-off, small grants to children in need living in the Watford and Three Rivers area.

Homestart Watord and Three Rivers

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation which offers support, friendship and practical help for families in their own homes, throughout Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere.

Peace Hospice Care

They care for adults diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses such as, but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.

New Hope

Watford New Hope Trust exists to serve homeless and vulnerably-housed people by providing accommodation and opportunities to rebuild damaged lives.

Hope Charity

The Hope Charity offers information, training, support and guidance to help parents, individuals and families. We provide opportunities for them to learn a range of skills for life and gain practical advice on a family issues.

Watford Elim Church

The Pentecostal Church is located at 167A St Albans Rd, Watford WD24 5BD and during the pandemic they have been offering foodbank support.

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Watford

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Watford is dedicated to building strong ties with the community both Sikh and Interfaith. They have been providing hot meals to the elderly.


They deliver a range of programmes and services that tackle the issues facing local people and ensure that there are opportunities for young people throughout thier work, from apprenticeships to work experience and childcare to youth work.

National Animal Welfare Trust

The National Animal Welfare Trust is one of the UK's top animal welfare charities operating five rehoming centres across the south of England. Money was used to fund vet bills and cat food / litter. To cover 2 - 4 months of essential running costs.

Watford Velmurugan Trust

Food for the elderly. To subsidise money lost from reduction in donations. Funds to cover rent, wages and bills.

Hand On Heart

Provide 650 school back packs to children from low income families, as they start the new school year.

Cathartic CIC

Workshops and associated costs of running a film festival project


Pump House Theatre

The Pump House, is a thriving arts centre in the Lower High Street area of Watford that has been providing high quality artistic events for over 45 years and is a hub for emerging talent.

Citizens Advice Watford

Citizens Advice Watford is an independent local charity giving free advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. This includes advice and assistance with legal problems, debt and consumer issues, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment and immigration issues.

Community Learning Partnership

CLP is a registered charity, specialising in very high quality arts & crafts courses for families and adults.

Dan Tien

The Dan Tien is Watford's friendliest performing arts school! There are activities for the whole family, and as well as running a variety of dance, music and drama classes for children, they also provide a range of popular sessions for adults.

Brick by Brick CIC

Project to bring individuals together as a community to discuss issues such as the exam grades/Covid19

The fund has been set up to help Watford’s great charities which include groups such as those listed below.  It is expected to help 20+ charities and when they are allocated funding, we will add to this webpage.