A borough wide community fund - not specific to Young Barnet Foundation or its members
Barnet Community Fund
Last Updated: 12th January 2023
The Barnet Community Fund (BCF) are grants for the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector in Barnet. Administered by Young Barnet Foundation on behalf of the Barnet Together partnership. Previously this was the Barnet Community Response Fund, which was set up during March 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdowns.
NOTE: This is not the Barnet Community Innovation Fund (administered by Barnet Council). Follow the link for more information and to apply.
Current Funding Rounds
Barnet based VCFSE organisations can apply for funding to support work with Ukrainian refugees in Barnet. Click here for more information and to apply.
Previous Funding Rounds
£300,000 was awarded to 40 Barnet voluntary Communiyt Faith and social enterprise groups in December 2022. Click here for more information
Awards have now been granted to 11 groups for work on increasing Vaccine confidence. For more information on groups funded and their projects click here
The Barnet Community Response Fund (BCRF) ran from March 2020 to March 2021 distribuing grants to local community groups to support their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out about all the grants awarded here
WHAT IS THE BARNET COMMUNITY FUND
What is the purpose of the fund?
The fund is a mechanism of bringing funding to the VCFSEs in Barnet.
Minimum Eligibility criteria
An existing VCFSE Barnet based organisation supporting residents in the London Borough of Barnet.*
A bank account in the name of the organisation, with two authorising signatories.
The grant must solely be spent in LB of Barnet for the benefit of its residents.
Each grant will have other specific eligibility criteria which will be set out in an an eligibility criteria document and Terms & Conditions Document
*Note; whilst the fund is being administered by Young Barnet Foundation, it is on behalf of the Barnet Together partnership and therefore non YBF members can apply, unlike the Space2Grow Children and Young People's Fund.
Monitoring and Evaluation requirements
Each grant will have specific Monitoring and Evaluation requirements.
Online application form. Each grant round will be specific, with the intention of keeping the application form as simple as possible.
Each grant round will have a panel to review and decide on the awards of the grants. Barnet Together staff may be involved in initial review of applications and panel preparation but will not sit on the decision panel. The names of each panel member will be listed alongside details of each round.
Following the panel meeting all successful grants will be made public and listed on this website.
Barnet Together is a partnership established in 2018 between Young Barnet Foundation, Volunteering Barnet and Inclusion Barnet.
Barnet Together is a free capacity building support service for the borough’s Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector. It supports local VCFSEs with funding, training, resources and advice, and offers a platform for stronger sector representation, voice and connection.
Barnet Together services are available to all members of Young Barnet Foundation, Volunteering Barnet and Inclusion Barnet, with each partner organisation bringing their own specialisms, knowledge and assets.
VCFSE groups that have successfully awarded BCF funding are encouraged to display the BCF and Barnet Together logos. These can be downloaded following the link below.
Delivered with thanks to London Borough of Barnet and Donations from Individuals and Business in Barnet
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