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 work strategically to bring charities and organisations together to support and build capacity in the CYP voluntary sector across LBB. 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 over 160 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.
The Young Barnet Foundation aim to address this decline locally by working to four key objectives:
Growing and operating a grants pot for CYP VCS 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.
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.
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.