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The Stevenage Works Community Chest Fund was first launched in 2020, offering local community organisations the opportunity to bid for a share of the fund on an annual basis.

Managed by Stevenage Works, the Community Chest Fund was created in conjunction with North Hertfordshire College (NHC) and Job Centre Plus (JCP) to create a joined-up approach to delivering social value within the community.

The pot of money is donated by contractors who work closely in partnership with the council and have a keen interest in giving something back to the community through their social value commitments.

The Stevenage Works Community Chest Fund 2023 is now open to accept bids from the local community organisations for a share of *£12,500.

The project should aim to improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of people in Stevenage, and can be from the following groups:

  • Local Community Groups/Clubs.
  • Local Charities.
  • Local organisation.
  • Residents within or operating within Stevenage.

Applications will be assessed by a panel against a range of criteria.

Bidding has now closed. We will let applicants know by Friday 15 December 2023 whether they have been successful.

*This could increase.

2022 Winners

Pin Green Community Association

A community centre based in Hampson Park Pin Green Stevenage.

The Phoenix Group for Deaf Children & Young Adults

Provide services and support to children, young adults and families across Hertfordshire and work to improve inclusion and equalities for deaf people within the community.

Stevenage Community Trust

An independent local grant giving charity that provides funding and support to charitable organisations and people in need. This can be carried out through our hardship, heating, Christmas, or community grant applications.

Green Space Volunteers

Maintain the Stevenage Town Centre Gardens.

The Oval (Stevenage) Community Association

Charity run Community Centre providing low-cost facilities and activities for the local community.

East & North Herts Hospitals’ Charity

Based at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage the charity exists to enhance the gold-standard treatment and care that our patients receive within the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (ENHT). We raise funds to purchase the very best equipment: undertake leading-edge research: and provide those special extras. Importantly, we only fundraise for projects that are outside statutory funding responsibilities – everything we do goes above and beyond.

Douglas Drive Day Centre

Provides 3-day care session each week, two for the elderly, which also includes those with dementia. One session for Stroke survivors and those living with Parkinson's and similar neurological illnesses. Day care sessions create an opportunity for carers to enjoy a break for the time that their loved ones are here at our day centre. Our Aim is to address issues of social isolation by encouraging elderly people and stroke survivors to meet to enjoy activities and a home cooked meal together in our warm and friendly environment.