Last Update: 7th August 2020







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Barnet Community Response Fund


It’s a difficult time for many, some more than most

There are currently 8,000 people in Barnet self-isolating for three months, and as a result, there is an unprecedented demand on voluntary services like ours


Join our COVID-19 community response efforts 

Barnet Together has put together a task force to tackle Covid-19 in the community and we’re calling on you to become a ‘Community Champion’ because we are #strongertogether

Over £30,000 have been raised in donations from local residents, businesses and secured via funding applications.    Barnet Council have also announced that they are committing up to £25,000 to match pound for pound public donations.   


In addition Barnet Council have committed an additional £50,000 to a further fund of larger grants of up to £2,000. Read Barnet Council's commitment here.   

Three Waves of small grant funding, to the total of £13,880  have been awarded  (Details here)

This is an independent fund, administered on behalf of Barnet Together (A collection of Barnet Charities) by Young Barnet Foundation.  It is open to all community and charity groups supporting the Coronavirus community effort in London Borough of Barnet.  Young Barnet Foundation are taking no administrative fee for managing the fund, 100% of all donations (after any donation platform fees) are going towards the community fund.  

Community Response


The community is providing extraordinary levels of support, from running food banks, cooking and delivering hundreds of meals to collecting shopping for those in vulnerable categories or self isolating.   We salute everyone involved in this effort. 


The Community Infrastructure bodies of Barnet Together are working with Barnet Council to ensure a coordinated approach to supporting these groups, to ensure support, food and activities are available for residents.  


More information on all support provided by Barnet Council Website.   HERE

Your money will go straight back into our community to directly help the most vulnerable.

“We’re really grateful for the generous individual donations we have received so far, and the news that the council will be match funding up to £25k of these donations which will help us and other charities in the area meet the increasing demands of the community.” Janet Matthewson, CEO of The Young Barnet Foundation.

Donation Packages


See how far your donations could go:

·         £10 Buys a food package for an elderly or vulnerable person living alone or 2 activity packs for vulnerable children or isolated older person  

·         £25 - Buys material to make 100 washable facemasks

·         £50 - Buys a family of 2 adults and 2 children a weekly foodbank package or 10 activity packs for vulnerable children or isolated older person

·         £100 - Helps feed 2 families in need with a Foodbank Package 

·         £500 - Funds 20 weekly foodbank family packages to help/support families in need


We recognise the added value that volunteers bring to our communities and our community groups, therefore monies also can be used for volunteers out of pocket expenses.


The generous donations from the residents and businesses of Barnet are being used within the Small Grants.  An ever growing pot of funding that is distributed every week or two to community groups.   The fund has been topped up with grants received by the Barnet Together partnership from covid-19 response funds and a commitment from Barnet Council to match the first £25,000 donations  

The funding has been used to provide necessary supplies to foodbanks, to aid the cooking and distribution of meals.

In addition, Barnet Council committed to a further £50,000 which is being used in a 'Main Grant', offering grants of up to £2,000.   The purpose of this grant is wider than the small grants and will be assisting not only with the basic support around food but also to support other projects supporting communities during the lock-down and easing of lock-down period.  

See below for a breakdown of the distribution of funding to date.

If you are a charity or community group working within Barnet and feel that you may be eligible to apply for a grant please visit HERE for more information and to make an application. 

Allocation of Funds

WAVE 7, Details coming soon

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


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

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.  

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 £7,297; 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

Burnt Oak Women's Group £500

Unitas Youth Zone £500

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, totaling £3,680, 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, totaling £3,500, 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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