How to Apply
The Box Moor Trust makes available annually a small grant fund for local organisations. These are one-off grants to be used for purchase of equipment or for other capital projects. To qualify, organisations must be operating in the Box Moor Trust area of benefit, which broadly covers Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon. Grants are awarded for any sum up to a maximum figure of £2,500 and organisations may only apply at intervals of 3 years since their last successful application. Applications are invited from local groups and organisations that meet the qualifying criteria and will close on 30th June 2018. Successful applicants will be notified during the month of September 2018 and distribution of funds will be during the year ending 30th September 2019.
Supporting the arts:
A separate fund has been put aside specifically for one-off music or arts events that will involve local performers or artists. Grants can be for a maximum of £500 towards costs associated with events offering free or affordable access for local audiences. Closing date: 31st May 2018 for events scheduled before 30th September 2018. (For events scheduled after this date the deadline is 31st May 2019).
The following Capital Project grants were awarded for the 2017:
|Dacorum Talking Newspaper||for purchase of memory sticks and yoga mats||£1300.00|
|PCC of St Mary||for contribution towards refurbishment of clock faces||£1500.00|
|Bovingdon PC||for purchase of a community bench||£1200.00|
|Dacorum Mencap||for purchase and set up of computer and telephone equipment||£1305.00|
|Rotary Club of Hemel Hempstead||for Christmas sleigh refurbishment costs||£836.00|
|Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club||for purchase of backstroke ledges||£2500.00|
|Leverstock Green Playgroup||for ICT equipment||£1952.00|
|Liberty Tea Rooms & Community Hub||for provision of changing area||£2500.00|
|Dacorum Community Choir||for purchase of gazebo, headset, staging and speaker||£1970.00|
|1st Gadebridge Scout Group||for contribution towards cost of small extension||£2500.00|
|Hemel Morning Deaf Group||for purchase of tables for craft sessions||£2356.34|
|South Hill Primary School||for contribution towards cost of computer equipment||£2500.00|
|Boxmoor Pre-School||for provision of outdoor play area||£2223.98|
In addition, £6,000 was awarded to the Dacorum Community Trust to be distributed at its discretion during 2018.
The Box Moor Trust also continues to support the Community Wheels minibus scheme with an annual contribution of £2,500. Applications for the next round of grants will be invited from 1st April 2018.
The area benefit the Trust serves can be seen below.