Last Update: 18:52 Monday 30 March
This is an independent fund, administered on behalf of Barnet Together (A collection of Barnet Charities) by Young Barnet Foundation, set up to support the community response to the Coronavirus in Barnet. It is open to all community and charity groups supporting the Choronavirus community effort in London Borough of Barnet to
Barnet Community Response Fund
Funding may be used for
Food to support food banks
Support smaller groups
PPE equipment for volunteers
The first round of funding is going live this week with the intention to do a
Who is eligible to apply? : Community and Charity groups operating within the London Borough of Barnet supporting
How much can we apply for? : up to £500
Will we only be able to apply once? : No we will accept one application per round of funding
How do I apply? : By completing the online form, see link below.
How frequent will awards be made? : There will be one round of funding every week or bi-weekly until the funding panel deem that high need is no longer applicable. Funding is subject to donations being received. It will be the Funding panel's aims to share funding across the Borough but use centrally collected information to aid decisions on which Foodbanks / areas of the borough are most in need of supplies.
How will payments be made? : Funds will be made via BACS to the bank account of the charity or community group. It will also be possible to pay suppliers direct. For example should a food wholesaler require immediate payment.
Is this only for Young Barnet Foundation Members? NO - Young Barnet Foundation are a local charity with grant giving experience (London Funders Member) so best placed to administer the process on behalf of the fund. Young Barnet Foundation are providing their grant management free of charge to aid the community response.
What is Barnet Together? Barnet Together is a collaboration between Inclusion Barnet, Volunteering Barnet and the Young Barnet Foundation. Together we offer high quality training, volunteering support and provide vital resources and advice to Barnet’s community organisations. We unite local people, charities and businesses to grow and strengthen local partnerships enabling our borough to innovate and thrive.
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