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: 11:29 20th May 2020

There are now two funds available to apply for;

- Small Grants; the continuation of waves of small funding for up to £500

- A new Main Grant, inviting applications for up to £2,000

Full details of the difference between the funds and who is eligible is set out below. 


Inviting applications up to £500

This fund has been running since the outset of the Coronavirus in the UK and has to date distributed £14,000 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.     

What is the purpose of the fund?

To provide easy access to funding for charities and community groups who are offering food or other support to our most vulnerable people across the communities of Barnet.

• Foodbank stock 

• Food preparation/distribution to support our most vulnerable residents.

• Equipment to protect staff/volunteers in their work, PPE.

• Additional funding to expand your service to support the COVID-19 response efforts

• Other costs as deemed suitable by the Funding Panel


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.  

Next Closing Date : 23:59 Friday 29th May 2020

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.  


Inviting applications up to £2,000

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.    

Closing Date : 23:59 Friday 5th June 2020

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. 


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

Delivered with thanks to Donations from Individuals and Business in Barnet

With support of;

Young Barnet Foundation 

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