Arise Hatfield gives Three Local Enterprises a Cash Boost

The ARISE Hatfield fund is pleased to announce that it has once again granted funding to three projects in Hatfield.

Potential Kids is a start up group for children aged between 7-12 who are on the autistic spectrum. Their premises were broken into recently and vandalised. The funds will help to get the group back on their feet and replenish damaged items.

Welwyn Hatfield Citizens Advice and the local foodbank have seen an increase in the number of people requiring assistance with food for a number of reasons. The project with the funding they received are now able to provide top up fuel vouchers for those most in need in the local Hatfield community.

Young Life International is a weekly hub for young people 11-18's which has grown from strength to strength. They started with 2 attendees and now have around 30 every week. The project received funds to help purchase outdoor equipment.

Pictured Alison Linksey Community Champion & Karina Barden, Arise present cheques to;

Welwyn Hatfield Citizens Advice, Julie Ford, Young Life International, Alex Fediuk and Potential Kids, Angela Gaughan.


The Galleria, Hatfield House, Ocado and Interserve have launched the Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise (“ARISE”), which is an alliance of business partners that have come together to support initiatives and social activities that will improve the lives of groups or individuals living in Hatfield.

ARISE funds can be used wholly or in part on a range of activities and initiatives undertaken by community groups, organisations or individuals, which fall within the following sectors: Employment, Improving facilities used by the community such as local halls, and local community groups.

The fund is open to all without restriction and applications for support, up to £1,000, will be considered on their merits by an independent selection committee. Applicants are required to complete a simple application form and provide the names of two referees, who will be approached for reference purposes. In addition to the application form, applicants can support their bid for funding by providing other materials like newsletters, testimonials and videos.

For more information please contact Karina on 01707 275050. Click here to download the application form.

Once completed, your request form should be emailed to: