Do you know an out-of-work young person who might benefit from the support of The Prince's Trust?

The Prince's Trust - Youth Can Do It

The Prince’s Trust works to boost the confidence and skills of young people who are at risk of exclusion from school or who are unempolyed. There are five teams running within Hertfordshire from mid May in Bishops Stortford, Baldock, Hatfield, Hemel and Watford.

The charitys team programme provides the opportunity for work experience, and the chance to get involved in a community project, develop skills and work on their CV.

The team programme is a 12 week personal development programme delivered by Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service. Participants gain new skills, gain a qualification and meet new people. The individual being referred has to be aged 16-25 and out of work.

To refer a young person within the Hatfield and Welwyn area and for more information, please contact Jack on 07824 837 508.

Team starts 13 May 2019.

ARISE Hatfield Awards Funding to Six Worthy Local Groups

ARISE Hatfield has once again granted funding to a number of very worthwhile Hatfield projects.
The committee meet on a quarterly basis to review applications and this November they granted funding to 6 different projects which were:


Received £948, to help them put on a Dementia-friendly Carol Service at St Etheldreda’s church in Hatfield on 3rd December. The funding will pay for musicians, project management, travel, refreshments, leaflet print & overheads and the carol service is aiming to engage with groups in Hertfordshire for people with dementia and their carers. 

Young Enterprise

Received £1,000 to enable them to run an Employability Skills Day for Onslow St Audrey’s School which will be attended by 100 students. The skills day will include programme planning, evaluation, delivery, materials, recruitment and training volunteers.

Falcon Judo Club

Received £720 to enable them to purchase Judo licences, cover free weekly sessions, marketing and an additional safety mat.  They are a not-for-profit club which delivers sessions for children, teenagers and their parents.  The club is planning to open a session for children and young people with severe physical or mild learning difficulties, called ‘the Eagles’.

Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School

Received £1,000 for two teams of students in Year 12 to participate in the nationally recognised Young Enterprise Company Programme.  Students make all the decisions about their planned business enterprise, including the name, product, business plan creation, managing the finances and selling to the public.

The DeHavilland Community Project

Received £332 towards their Christmas fun afternoon which will take place on 15th December for families in Salisbury Village, Hatfield. The event will include crafts, children’s entertainer, balloon modeller, visit from Father Christmas and Christingle.

Young Life International

Received £400 so that they can purchase branded flags and banners to help advertise the club.  They are a club based at Gracemead House / Church where kids can go to socialise, have fun and be kids….ARISE Hatfield have supported this group previously, resulting in their club going from strength to strength.

***ARISE Hatfield is now taking fresh applications for funding to be granted in the new year so if your Hatfield project needs a cash boost then please apply via this website***



On Wednesday 18th July we celebrated reaching over £50,000 of donations made to Hatfield projects since ARISE Hatfield began in 2013.

Over 60 guests – all of which have benefited from funding to date, joined us for afternoon tea at Hatfield House to celebrate this momentous milestone.

Tim Stirling kicked off proceedings with a speech, explaining his inspiration and motivation behind ARISE and thanking guests for their contribution to the success of the scheme.  Young Life International, Potential Kids and Old Hatfield Residents Association all stood up and talked about their projects and how they benefited from ARISE Hatfield funding.

Guests exchanged stories of how their project had benefited from the funding they’d received and tucked into a delicious selection of sandwiches, cream and jam scones, cakes and fresh fruit, in the stunning surroundings of The Old Palace – adorned with historic tapestries and grand décor.

Afterwards, guests took the opportunity to relax in the sunshine, amid the neatly manicured box maze and stunning fountain in the Old Palace Garden.

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