A borough wide community fund -  not specific to Young Barnet Foundation or its members

APPLY for the Barnet Community Response Fund -  for the Coronavirus

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Last Updated: 23rd September 2020


Inviting applications up to £500

This fund has been running since the outset of the Coronavirus in the UK and has to date distributed £106,249 worth of aid to Barnet based community groups supporting our communities across Barnet.    The fund will remain open and distribute funding in 'waves', each wave of funding open for between 1 and 2 weeks, with funding distributed within a week of the closing date.     

Wave 9 awarded

Wave 9 was awarded following a panel meeting on 17th December 2020

What is the purpose of the fund? (updated for the Wave 9)

The fund is to support:

·         Foodbanks (this could include food preparation/distribution and essential products to support our most vulnerable                residents should needs present).  We will be encouraging a partnership approach.  

·         To meet the needs of the Community during the Christmas period.

·         Additional funding to expand your service to support the COVID-19 response efforts and adapting services to meet                emerging need.

·         Other costs as deemed suitable by the Funding Panel.


What has PPE been removed from the items that can be applied for? 

At the current time PPE is no longer something the fund will award funding towards. 

Minimum Eligibility criteria

  • An existing Barnet based organisations supporting residents in London Borough of Barnet.

  • A Bank Account in the name of the organisation, ideally with two authorising signatories.*

  • Must be spent within 14 days of payment.

Monitoring and Evaluation requirements

Very simple; a picture of your work & or purchases, along with confirmation of the number of people supported by the donation.  

Application Process

Simple online form.  Completion should take no more than 10 minutes.  

Who has been funded by the Small Grants?

Scroll to the bottom of this web page to view a list of all organisations funded in each wave of funding.   

Next Funding round : January 2021 - Date to be confirmed

Fund is thanks to the generosity of Barnet Residents, Barnet Businesses, Emergency Funding secured by Barnet Together and a match funding of the first £25,000 donated, by Barnet Council.  

*Should the account not have two signatories we can work with you to overcome payment issues.  


Invited applications up to £2,000 for a total grant fund of £50,000.

This funding was supplied by Barnet Council. Barnet Council committed to not only matching donations into the Small Grants pot but also to create an additional fund with a total grants pot of £50,000.  (See details here)

What is the purpose of the fund

The fund is to support projects supporting our communities in this time of crisis by;  

  • Meeting emerging need

  • Piloting a new initiative (with aim of using data to seek further funding) 

  • Upscaling of an existing project with proven track record (this can include Food related projects)

  • Develop emotional wellbeing and resilience 

  • Enhance social inclusion 

Minimum Eligibility criteria

  • An existing Barnet based charity or constituted organisation supporting residents in London Borough of Barnet.

  • A Bank Account in the name of the organisation with two authorising signatories.  

  • Must be spent within 6 months.  

Monitoring and Evaluation requirements

A more structured monitoring and evaluation requirements, which will include quantitative data on the number of residents supported complemented by some qualitative highlights.   Full M&E requirements will be agreed with each awarded grant specific to the project.  

Application Process

Via an online form.   We have made the questions available in a word document to allow you to prepare all your questions as form does not allow saving mid completion.    


Having reviewed a large number of applications, the Panel awarded £50,000 across 29 organsiations for delivery of projects and services for the residents of Barnet. 

Community Focus Inclusive Arts  £2,000.00

Kick Action Football Academy   £2,000.00

Tzivos Hashem UK - Chabad Golders Green  £2,000.00

Trinity Church £2,000.00

Groundwork (The Loop Project Grahame Park) £2,000.00

Business Education Events CiC (BEE) £1,910.00

Grief Encounter £1,950.00

Home-Start Barnet, Brent, Enfield and Harrow £2,000.00

Stonegrove Community Trust £2,000.00

Khulisa £2,000.00


Acheinu Limited T/A The Boys Clubhouse £2,000.00

Homeless Action in Barnet  £2,000.00

Rephael House £2,000.00

Noa Girls £2,000.00

Our Time £2,000.00

Express Tuition Ltd £2,000.00

Exposure Organisation £2,000.00

Barnet Mencap £2,000.00

African Refugee Community £2,000.00

Pro Touch SA CIC £1,805.00

8th Hendon Scouts £1,200.00

Resources for Autism £1,000.00

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association £950.00

Community Network Group CIC £520.00

Barnet Churches Action  £2,000

Please note that there are a small number of awards  not listed that are waiting on confirmation and will be added here once finalised and paid.  

This Fund has been created due to the donation by Barnet Council and is being distributed and administered by Young Barnet Foundation on the behalf of Barnet Together partnership  

Funding Panel

Awards will be agreed by a panel including;

Cllr Caroline Stock - Barnet Mayor, Conservative

Cllr Sara Conway -  Burnt Oak Councillor,  Labour 

Janet Matthewson  - CEO,  Young Barnet Foundation

Caroline Collier -  CEO, Inclusion Barnet

Katrina Baker - Director of Communities and Environmental Services, Groundworks. 

Cllr Alex Prager - West Hendon Councillor, Conservative

Ken Argent, Barnet Council

Danusia Brzezicka, Barnet Council. 

Small Grants Awards


Wave 9, awarded in the run up to Christmas 2020 funded 21 organisations to a total of £10,006 for support around food and community support for the residents of Barnet

RCCT     £500

NW7 Hub      £500

One Stonegrove      £500

Colindale Community Garden      £500

Barnet African Caribbean Association     £500

Persian Advice Bureau      £500

Mother to Mother Ltd       £500

8th Hendon Scouts        £375

United Synagogue      £500

Age UK Barnet       £450

Noa Girls        £500

Boys Clubhouse    £181

Cherry Lodge Cancer Centre   £500

Nene Tereza       £500

Cricklewood Millennium Green      £500

African Refugee Community     £500

Barnet Multicultural Centre      £500

Our Time      £500

Community Network Group        £500

Homeless Action in Barnet        £500

Innovation Dance Studios       £500

Wave 8, 12 organisations benefited to a total of £4,846 for support around food and community support for the residents of Barnet. 


Persian Advice Bureau £500

One Stonegrove          £500

Barnet Carers Centre   £500

Kick Action Academy    £250

Community Network Group CIC £250

The Work Avenue Foundation £424

8th Hendon Scouts      £250

African Refugee Community    £250

Cricklewood boxing club          £500

Community Focus Inclusive Arts £500

Acheinu Limited T/A The Boys Clubhouse £422.00

Barnet Churches Action           £500.00


Wave 7, 19 organisations benefited to a total of £8,430 for support around food and community support for the residents of Barnet. 


Mesila UK - £500

Somali Bravenese Welfare Association in Barnet  £250

The Last Cuppa CIC £500

NW7 Hub £500

Support Through Court Barnet £500

Norwood Ravenswood £500

HOPE for Paediatric Epilepsy London £500

Barnet Table Tennis Club £500

JaIn Network £250

Nene Tereza £500

Stonegrove Community Trust £500

Living Way Ministries £500

Bread n Butter CIC £450

Kick Action Academy £300

RCCT £500

Barnet Mencap £500

Barnet Community Harvesters (Host organisation Trinity Church) £500

Work Avenue £180

Community Network Group CIC £500

WAVE 6, 13 organisations benefited to a total of £6,040 for support around food and community support for the residents of Barnet. 

Barnet Somali Community Group  £500

Metropolitian Housing (HA)  £500

Barnet Furniture Centre  £500

African Refugee Community £500

Barnet Bereavement Service  £300

United Synagogue  £500

Persian Advice Bureau  £500

Eleanour Palmer Trust  £500

The Bull Theatre  £500

St Matthias Church & Hall Colindale £240

Chaverim Youth Organisation £500

The Paperweight Trust  £500

Express Tuition  £500

Wave 5 of funding allocated 13 awards, totalling £5,750 given to support the purchase of food, food production and community engagement Organisations receiving funding; 

Parsa Production £500

Persian Advice Bureau £500

Groundwork The Loop at Grahame Park £500

Alexz Educational £250

African Refugee Community £500

Barnet Mencap £500

Norwood Ravenswood £500

Noa Girls £500

Learning Through Horses £500

Community Network Group £500​

Torah Action Life £500

Barnet African Caribbean Association £500



Wave 4 of funding allocated 15 awards, totalling £7,124; given to support the purchase of food, food production and community engagement  


Organisations receiving funding; 

African Refugee Community  £500

Aid Excel £500

R.C.C.T £ 500

Persian Advice Bureau £500

The Boys Clubhouse £327

Norwood Raveswood £500

Youth Realities £470

Parsa Production £500

Afghan Association Paiwand £500

Bread'n'Butter £500

Burnt Oak Women's Group £500

Unitas Youth Zone £500

Resources for Autism £400

Barnet Bulldogs Basketball £500

Pro Touch SA CIC £500

Rephael The Jewish Counselling Service £500

Community Network Group CIC £500

Wave 3 of funding allocated 14 awards, totalling £6,700; given to support the purchase of food, food production and community engagement with the most vulnerable self-isolating.  


Organisations receiving funding; 

Friend in Need Community Centre £500

The Boys Clubhouse £500

The Flower Bank £300

Noa Girls £500

Persian Advice Bureau £500

Barnet Somali Community Group £500

Bread'n'Butter £500

Gift It Forward Today £500

Barnet Mencap £500

Resources for Autism £400

St Barnabas Foodbank £500

Community Network Group £500

Trinity Church £500

Sense Touchbase Centre Barnet £500

Wave 2 of Funding allocated 9 awards given to support the purchase of food, food production and support for kids in care. 

Organisations receiving funding;

African Refugee Community - £500

Barnet Refugee Service - £500

Community Network Group - £500

Express Tuition - £250

Good Neighbours Scheme of Mill Hill & Burnt Oak - £180

Open Door Centre - £500

Persian Advice Bureau - £500

RCCT - £250

Live Unlimited - £500

Wave 1 of Funding allocated 8 awards given to support the purchase of food and food production. 

Organisations receiving funding;

Colindale Foodbank -  £500

Community Network Group CIC - £250

Living Way Ministries - £250

Give if Forward Today (GIFT) - £500

Homeless Action in Barnet - £500

Age UK Barnet - £500

Stonegrove Community Trust  - £500

Barnet Community Projects - £500

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Young Barnet Foundation 

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