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

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Coming together as a community through the cost of living crisis

Rising prices and the cost of living crisis is affecting thousands of families across Barnet.


Charities and organisations across the borough are preparing to support our local community through a difficult winter, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to see the cost of everyday essentials like energy and food rising much faster than average incomes. 


With the crisis set to deepen we want to ensure that families, and our children and young people will still be able to access services and support, which will enable them to achieve their full potential. We cannot do it alone, we need everyone to pull together.  To come together as a community. 


If you would like to help those who are finding themselves struggling YBF’s members offers a number of ways you can get involved:


Give Local. Help Local. How you can help others


There are some simple, and easy ways to help others in your local community across Barnet:


Donate to foodbanks - 90%  of food banks have seen demand rise since April 2022*. At Barnet Food Hub you’ll find details of your local food bank, information about what they need and how to donate or volunteer your time

Do you have unwanted tech you could give a new home? If you have a working laptop or tablet under 7 years old You can donate your unwanted laptop or tablet at your local Barnet library today. (during staffed hours only).

Could you give your time to help others? As the effects of the crisis bite, community charities will be working even hard to support those who are struggling to cope. By volunteering your time you can help them continue to deliver their services to those in need.

Provide a gift to a CYP in Barnet this Christmas - Many children and young people in Barnet are currently living in poverty and the cost of living crisis means that struggling families will face a bleak Christmas. Find out more about how you can donate a gift to our annual Christmas Gift Campaign.

Information for the Local Community

Donate to Barnet Community Fund - Charities are on the front line of this crisis and for many the cost-of-living crisis will mean an increase in demand whilst at the same time their running costs increase.  When you give to Barnet Community Fund 100% of donations are used to fund community projects which support the community across Barnet.

Information for Young Barnet Foundation VCFSE Members

Looking for funds to support people through the cost-of-living crisis? The Barnet Community Fund (BCF) are grants for the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector in Barnet.  Find out more about how to apply here

Inclusion Barnet have gathered a list of resources to help you with those you are supporting.

Inclusion Barnet have a free online event on 31st October 2022 from 2-3:30PM for for frontline voluntary and community sector colleagues to connect as peers, discuss issues and create change around the cost of living foundation.

Are you in a crisis? How to get help

If you are in crisis and need help we have listed how and where you can get help locally.

Find your nearest Foodbank - The Barnet Food Hub supports 17 food banks across Barnet visit their website and you can find out about your nearest food bank  and their opening hours. 

Cost of living Crisis support from Barnet Council - information about how you can access support with debt and money, housing, energy and utilities, support with accessing benefits and employment services as well as links to lots of other useful information. 

Barnet Community Response fund is supported by:

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