Support for community and voluntary organisations

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We are working closely with charity and community groups, through our voluntary sector partners Barnet Together to offer a co-ordinated response. This will help us all make sure that people who are vulnerable can easily request help when needed.

If you are a voluntary or charity organisation who would like to collaborate with our Community Help Hub response or would like further support please contact Inclusion Barnet, a key partner of Barnet Together.

We also recognise every charity and community group will have different needs and challenges at this time and may require additional support with recruiting volunteers or funding:


  • Help with recruiting volunteers and advice

If you are recruiting volunteers, or have any specific needs to carry out your response efforts, please let us know by filling in the volunteering needs form.


  • Support to start a Crowdfunding campaign:

Crowdfunding offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as little as £2, and can do so safely online. If you have a project idea that enables people to take a more active role in supporting their local area, and develops resilience within Barnet’s communities, Crowdfund Barnet offers a route to mobilise the funding you need to make it happen. The Crowdfund Barnet fund is open right now for those with project ideas to support their communities.


  • Other funding support

The council has pledged £125,000 funding to aid the work of the borough’s voluntary and community groups as they support the people most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

If you are seeking funding support we have recently launched two ways you can apply for COVID-19 related funding support:


Barnet Community Response Fund

The council initially contributed £50,000 to the Barnet Community Response Fund which has been set up by Barnet Together, to help food banks, small charities and local organisations working with communities most at risk and affected by the crisis.

In addition, the council had also committed up to £25,000 to match pound-for-pound public donations. The Barnet Together Partnership has now announced that their total public donations to the Community Response Fund has exceeded £25,000. As promised the council has now match funded this on top of the of £50,000 it previously donated.

Who is eligible to apply? Community and Charity groups operating within the London Borough of Barnet

How much can you apply for? Due to the public donations exceeding £25, 000 there are now two funds available to apply for:

  • small Grants, the continuation of small funding for up to £500
  • a new Main Grant, inviting applications for up to £2,000

For more information on how to apply for funding please visit Barnet Community Response Fund.


Barnet COVID-19 Sustainability Impact Fund

In addition, the council has worked with the trustees of the Edward Harvist Trust to make available a further £50,000 of their allocation to Barnet as a COVID-19 Sustainability Impact Fund. This is aimed at supporting voluntary and community organisations facing threats to their survival from loss of income as a result of COVID-19.

Who is eligible to apply? Voluntary and community groups supporting elderly and vulnerable adults, children and young people in the London Borough of Barnet.

How much can you apply for? The £50,000 programme will offer grants of up to £5,000 for organisations facing threats to their survival from loss of income owing to the pandemic.

For more information on how to apply for funding please visit the council's COVID-19 Sustainability Impact Fund page.


Funding for domestic abuse and food aid charities

The government has announced £10 million funding for charities supporting victims of domestic abuse to offer safe accommodation, as well as £16 million funding for front-line food aid charities helping prepare food for the vulnerable.

Read more about this funding and how to apply.


Click here to return to the Community Help Hub homepage.

We are working closely with charity and community groups, through our voluntary sector partners Barnet Together to offer a co-ordinated response. This will help us all make sure that people who are vulnerable can easily request help when needed.

If you are a voluntary or charity organisation who would like to collaborate with our Community Help Hub response or would like further support please contact Inclusion Barnet, a key partner of Barnet Together.

We also recognise every charity and community group will have different needs and challenges at this time and may require additional support with recruiting volunteers or funding:


  • Help with recruiting volunteers and advice

If you are recruiting volunteers, or have any specific needs to carry out your response efforts, please let us know by filling in the volunteering needs form.


  • Support to start a Crowdfunding campaign:

Crowdfunding offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as little as £2, and can do so safely online. If you have a project idea that enables people to take a more active role in supporting their local area, and develops resilience within Barnet’s communities, Crowdfund Barnet offers a route to mobilise the funding you need to make it happen. The Crowdfund Barnet fund is open right now for those with project ideas to support their communities.


  • Other funding support

The council has pledged £125,000 funding to aid the work of the borough’s voluntary and community groups as they support the people most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

If you are seeking funding support we have recently launched two ways you can apply for COVID-19 related funding support:


Barnet Community Response Fund

The council initially contributed £50,000 to the Barnet Community Response Fund which has been set up by Barnet Together, to help food banks, small charities and local organisations working with communities most at risk and affected by the crisis.

In addition, the council had also committed up to £25,000 to match pound-for-pound public donations. The Barnet Together Partnership has now announced that their total public donations to the Community Response Fund has exceeded £25,000. As promised the council has now match funded this on top of the of £50,000 it previously donated.

Who is eligible to apply? Community and Charity groups operating within the London Borough of Barnet

How much can you apply for? Due to the public donations exceeding £25, 000 there are now two funds available to apply for:

  • small Grants, the continuation of small funding for up to £500
  • a new Main Grant, inviting applications for up to £2,000

For more information on how to apply for funding please visit Barnet Community Response Fund.


Barnet COVID-19 Sustainability Impact Fund

In addition, the council has worked with the trustees of the Edward Harvist Trust to make available a further £50,000 of their allocation to Barnet as a COVID-19 Sustainability Impact Fund. This is aimed at supporting voluntary and community organisations facing threats to their survival from loss of income as a result of COVID-19.

Who is eligible to apply? Voluntary and community groups supporting elderly and vulnerable adults, children and young people in the London Borough of Barnet.

How much can you apply for? The £50,000 programme will offer grants of up to £5,000 for organisations facing threats to their survival from loss of income owing to the pandemic.

For more information on how to apply for funding please visit the council's COVID-19 Sustainability Impact Fund page.


Funding for domestic abuse and food aid charities

The government has announced £10 million funding for charities supporting victims of domestic abuse to offer safe accommodation, as well as £16 million funding for front-line food aid charities helping prepare food for the vulnerable.

Read more about this funding and how to apply.


Click here to return to the Community Help Hub homepage.