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Herts Get Set

Hertfordshire Community Foundation was awarded the Big Lottery Programme Development funding for Hertfordshire. Our project, Herts Get Set, supported the voluntary and community sector to be prepared for the Building Better Opportunities Social Inclusion project opportunities which were advertised in June 2015. £11.66m of European Social Fund and Big Lottery funding has been allocated to Hertfordshire's Building Better Opportunites programme for the period 2014-2020.

Herts Get Set is led by Hertfordshire Community Foundation working with our Herts Community Solutions partners. Throughout the project we provided a support service  and we successfully delivered a programme of events to build awareness and support partnership development. We completed the project by delivering capacity-building training to build the skills and knowledge of tutors delivering employability programmes.

The Building Better Opportunities call for applications was launched on Friday 5th June with an application deadline of 3rd August. There were a total of 14 applications for the 3 projects in Hertfordshire. We are expecting an announcement about which have been shortlisted for Stage 2 in early November.

Herts Get Set finished on 30th September. It has been an interesting and rewarding project to be involved in, and HCF would like to thank all our partners and those who participated so enthusiastically in our events for their contributions. The final report on the project can be downloaded: