DISABILITY & INJURY RECOVERY ▶
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 (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
Herts Mind Network
3R and Watford School Partnership
Funding to run education classes for year 3 children for physical and mental health response to COVID-19.
Support for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and who are currently in isolation.
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.
CARE & COMMUNITY ▶
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.
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.
Small Acts of Kindness
One Vision Project
Watford COVID Support Group
Support local elderly / vulnerable people and isolating families to get food parcels or certain items they essentially need.
Funding to keep centre open to support the foodbank.
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
Homestart Watord and Three Rivers
Peace Hospice Care
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.
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.
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.
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.