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Charities Can Now Apply to Become the Beneficiary of Rock at the Castle 2024

Posted in Press Release

Rock at the Castle has become a well-established and very popular part of Hertford Town Council’s annual events programme. Over the 19 years it has been running, the event has raised over £50,000 for local charities, which is generously donated by those attending.

The Town Council is once again offering the opportunity for local charities and organisations to apply to become the Rock at the Castle charity for 2024. The music festival will take place on Sunday 4th August, in the grounds of Hertford Castle from 12.00 – 19.00.

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

• Local or national registered charity, or similarly constituted body, with a strong presence in Hertford.

• Ability to demonstrate that its work and initiatives are of benefit to Hertford and the local community.

• The creativity and enthusiasm to maintain fund-raising.

• A sufficient number of volunteers to assist at the event itself to collect donations.

In 2023, the beneficiary was The Hertford Pantry, whose dedicated volunteers raised just over £2500 at the event.

Chair of the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Ann Woodward, said: “Rock at the Castle presents a great opportunity for a local charity or community organisation to raise both money and its profile. If you’re involved in an organisation that’s making a difference in Hertford, do think about applying to be the beneficiary of this year’s event.”

The deadline for applications to become the nominated charity is Wednesday 1st May, and the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee will decide on which organisation will be the beneficiary of the event at their meeting in June.

To obtain a copy of the criteria and application form please visit www.hertford.gov.uk/events and search for Rock at the Castle. Alternatively, contact Hertford Town Council’s Events team on 01992 552885, or email events@hertford.gov.uk.

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