The galleria, Hatfield House and the University of Hertfordshire 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.

The Alliance, which was founded by Land Securities Group PLC, was originally established in Leeds in 2005 and has been a great success to date. The fund will be provided in equal parts by business partners and can be applied to any group, organisation or individual based or living in Hatfield and the surrounding areas. 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:


Amateur sporting activity

Environmental enhancement

Youth development

Education and training


Support for the elderly

Health enhancement

Improving facilities used by the community such as local halls

Social care


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.

Tim Stirling, Centre Manager at The galleria said, “We are really proud to be part of such a worthwhile initiative and are especially excited to see how funds from ARISE will make a real difference in the local community. Given the sectors that ARISE will support, we are confident that this initiative will be a real identifiable benefit to most walks of life in Hatfield.”

For more information please contact Sarah Gregory on 01707 275050.

Click here to download the application form.

Once completed, your request form should be posted to:

The Administrator, ARISE Hatfield, c/o AL Marketing Communications Ltd, 31 Salisbury Square, Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5JD


Alternatively, you can email the completed form to