Community Connect launch

Connecting businesses, charities and community

Watford Conservatives launched a new initiative to raise awareness of the help and programmes available to support local groups and charities in Watford.

The purpose of the project is to highlight the details of any available community engagement, investment or corporate responsibility programmes that Watford's businesses and enterprises have in place.

Building on Richard Harrington MP's successful Jobs Fair, the Watford Conservative team have set up Watford Community Connect to bring together businesses, charities and community groups.

Watford MP Richard Harrington explained: "In the same way that the Jobs Fair has been connecting companies with vacancies to people looking for a job, Community Connect will provide a link between businesses and local causes to benefit our community. I think this is a fantastic initiative."

Sarah Hayes, Council candidate for Woodside who came up with the idea, said: "When meeting with Watford's businesses and enterprises, I am always impressed by their passion and generous support for local causes.  However, many community groups and charities are not yet aware of these programmes and how to apply for funding, support and other forms of assistance."

Watford mayoral candidate George Jabbour, who spearheaded the project, added: "We have launched Community Connect to provide an accessible website that signposts local groups and organisations to community programmes and investments."

The site can be reached at www.watfordcommunityconnect.org and any Watford business or enterprise that would like to participate in this initiative are encouraged to contact Watford Conservatives.