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Rock at the Castle Charity Beneficiary Applications

It’s that time of year again where charities can apply to become the beneficiary of the ever popular Rock at the Castle event. With over £51,000 raised over the last 16 years for local charities, it’s a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of your charity and make the most of a great fundraising opportunity.

The music festival will take place on Sunday 2nd August in the grounds of Hertford Castle from 12.30pm to 7pm. You and your volunteers must be available on the day to raise the money.

There are a set of criteria’s the charity will need to meet to apply and are as follows:
• A local/national registered charity or similarly constituted body with a strong presence in Hertford
• Be able to demonstrate that its work and initiatives are of benefit to Hertford and the local community
• A charity that has the creativity and enthusiasm to maintain fund-raising
• Be able to provide a sufficient number of volunteers to assist at the event itself

Last year’s beneficiary of the event, Age UK Hertfordshire, managed to raise a wonderful £3035 from the event and that went towards helping to alleviate loneliness, isolation, tackle poverty and build resilience in communities, as well as promote the wellbeing of older people in the local community.Chairman of the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: “Rock at the Castle presents a great opportunity for a charity or community organisation with a strong presence in Hertford to raise both money and its profile. If you’re involved in an organisation that’s making a difference in the town, do think about applying to be the beneficiary of this year’s event.”

The deadline for applications is Saturday 9th May and the Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee will make a decision 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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