Young Barnet About us




About Us

Young Barnet Foundation was set up to help bring local solutions to local issues. It is a London Borough of Barnet (LBB) specific membership organisation. We are proud partners of Barnet Together.


We work strategically to bring charities and organisations together to support and build capacity in the Children and Young People's (CYP) voluntary sector across the borough. Our vision is for young people to grow up healthy, safe and happy with the best opportunities to secure brighter futures 


We represent a diverse membership of charities and youth organisations with a local footprint across the borough. Acting as sector lead in Barnet, we support our members with information & sharing best practice, advice, offer networking opportunities, training, assistance with fundraising and developing partnerships.  


We work with Local Authority and Strategic partners to encourage sharing of intelligence, ideas and resource to get the best outcome for CYP within LBB.



Our Vision

All Children and Young People Thrive.

Our Mission

Every Child and Young Person in the Borough of Barnet has access to activities, opportunities and support services which meet their needs.

Key Objectives

Young Barnet Foundation aims to address this decline locally by working to four key objectives:

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Developing consortium / partnership bids to support smaller players within the sector. 

We act as a conduit between members, funders, local businesses and stakeholders to enable local support of local projects.  We bring together not only finance but resource and expertise of the private sector to assist our members.


Developing (in partnership with others) a venue platform matching organisations with space to organisations that need space.  

Organisations need access to delivery space within the community so that they can deliver local activities and services to our children and young people.  The venue bank will be the platform for members, local businesses and stakeholders to offer and find local community spaces.   Bringing projects to the heart of communities.


Impact Monitoring – helping organisations to tell the story, backed up by reliable data.  

We will work with our members to improve monitoring and evaluation through data capture.  This will help us demonstrate the positive impact of services not only to our children and young people but to the wider community.  So much good work goes unnoticed, we want members to ‘tell their story’ backed up with clear and concise data which will help them secure further funding.


Growing and operating a grants pot for CYP VCFSE in the borough, through local giving.
The cornerstone of the Foundation will be to raise funds to feed a grants pot, open to local groups to help with the provision of activities and services.  We want to see more supportive youth services operating throughout Barnet, promoting and growing opportunities and raising the aspirations of our children and young people.
Read about the work of Space2Grow


Our Trustees and operational staff are only too aware of the needs of our children and young people and they’re equally aware of the limited funding available to address those needs.  The challenge is high but so is the commitment to succeed.


We cannot do it alone, we need everyone to pull together; support us, guide us, work with us so that we can be the best we can be and, in turn, our children and young people will be able to access services and support which will enable them to achieve their full potential.

About Young People's Foundations (YPFs)

We are proud members of the YPF Network that has been developed in response to the ongoing challenges facing the Children and Young People’s sector. Young People’s Foundations (YPFs) bring together the public, private and voluntary sectors to effect positive change for young people. Together we share a common goal – to help create and champion a more impactful, co-ordinated and sustainable sector to ensure all children and young people have access to quality support and opportunities. Based in our local communities, each YPF’s services are based on the needs and assets of our area.

To find out more about the YPF Network, please visit our national body organisation: YPF Trust 



Find our more about our work and the partnerships we hold to help our members and the children and young people in Barnet

Young Barnet Foundation has a team of great staff and Trustees.

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Young Barnet Foundation is part of the Young People's Foundations. A network of organisations addressing the challenges for Children and young people in their communities

As a Charity we annually submit accounts to the Charity Commission.   We commit to being transparent in our operations and financial management

We work in collaboration with two other local infrastructure organisations, Inclusion Barnet and Volunteering Barnet to pool our collective resources and expertise for the benefit of the sector under the name Barnet Together

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