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Last Update 12:46 Wednesday 1st April]

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Funding (including Space2Grow)

There are a number of Coronavirus to assist charities and community groups, we will post information about them below;

NEW FUNDING - Updated Wednesday 1st April


Barnet Community Response   

This Fund is for Barnet based charities and community groups for the support they are providing within their communities during the Coronavirus.   Initially funding will be awarded for Foodbanks supplies, Food Preparation by Community groups and keeping Volunteers safe.  (This is not a Young Barnet fund, we are administering the fund on behalf of the parners involved)

Sport England  

This Fund is to Barnet based charities and community groups for the support they are providing within their communities during the Coronavirus.   Initially funding will be awarded for Foodbanks supplies, Food Preparation by Community groups and keeping Volunteers safe.  

NEW FUNDING - Updated Monday 30th March

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund. 

This Fund is to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Grants of up to £10,000 are available. 

Who can apply?

The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund is open to small charities and organisations with charitable activities that had an income of £1million or less last year.

What will the Fund support?

The Fund can cover core costs, staffing, volunteer costs, supplies and equipment, communications or other critical charitable areas. We want to help ensure that as many vital charitable organisations as possible can continue their work during these challenging times.   Click here to apply    

Sylvia Adams

In response to the crisis, Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust has changed their application Guidelines for charities applying for up to £5000 and with an income under £75,000


TechForce 19 Challenge

Probably of most relevance to our organisations dealing with Mental Health Provision  NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution of digital ways of supporting people.


Arts Council Emergency Fund

We are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and we have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of our funding. 

These Funders have indicated they will open funding in due course or change funding guidelines in response to this crisis

NEW FUNDING - Launched Friday 27th March

London Community Response funding has launched with £5,000,000 First wave of funding will be for up to £5,000 for food and essentials.

The National Emergencies Trust,  will distribute money to charities and grassroots organisations. More information about this will be launched this week. 

The John Lewis Partnership has announced a £1m Community Support Fund to help communities across the UK to help those in need.

The Mayor of London, City Bridge Trust and London Funders have announced a £2m fund for community and voluntary organisations in the capital.

Martin Lewis from MoneySaving Expert has offered £1m in grants of £5,000 to £20,000 for small registered charities, or local arms of bigger charities, across the UK.

M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Danone and Coca-Cola European Partners have partnered with Neighbourly to create the Neighbourly Community Fund to channel microgrants directly to community organisations helping those most at risk. For existing members of Neighbourly in UK and Ireland only.

Look at as they are exploring funding options so please review this.

We appreciate you may be concerned about your funding arrangements with funders. A statement has been signed by almost every funder including Young Barnet Foundation, to give you reassurance about your reporting, monitoring, payments etc. 

Online Support Webinar - Wednesday 1st April

The Young People’s Foundations are developing local and collective support for Members and Partners over this period of uncertainty and constant change to help us all do the best we can while the Coronavirus continues to bring the country to a standstill.


We were so glad so many of you were able to make the webinar on Wednesday on such short notice. For those of you that couldn’t, the full session is available here.

Next Weeks Seminar : Safeguarding in cyber working, and breaking down government guidance on how we keep our teams and communities safe through voluntary sector work.

The webinar will be on Wednesday 1st April from 10am – 11:30am and you can sign up HERE


Two day virtual conference

Young Barnet Foundation member Iheart have a two day conference coming up on 1st and 2nd April .

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Click HERE for a full schedule of the speakers throughout the two days.  

Click HERE to book 

Conference topics include:
•  Helping your family deal with fear and stress
•  Finding wellbeing in the face of deep loss and grief
•  Getting along while living on top of each other
•  Leaving school suddenly: helping our children navigate this new reality
•  Overcoming loneliness whilst in isolation
• Security in the midst of financial insecurity
• Accessing your inbuilt compass to reconnect with your wellbeing
• A single global message for this time: teaching our children about their innate resilience

More information at

Other Webinars

NPC have a number of upcoming webinars. 

How to evaluate digital services, 7 April 2020
Stories vs numbers: Choosing what impact data to collect, 22 April 2020
Systems change at the frontline, 29 April 2020
Theory of change in ten steps, 20 May 2020
Leading with an agile strategy: How to keep a strategy relevant in a changing environment, 15 June 2020
How to develop a learning culture, 22 June 2020

Tickets are available for £25. 

There is also a bursary scheme available for small charities, email to enquire. 

Advice for Supplementary Schools

Government lines for queries from parents in relation to school closures and use of out-of-school settings:


To control the spread of COVID-19, the Government has asked all schools to remain closed until further notice, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children; and, as of 23 March, every citizen has been asked to stay at home, except for one of four reasons:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible

  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk or cycle – alone or with members of your household

  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.


The Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people, except where the gathering is a group of people who live together, or where the gathering is essential for work purposes; and in addition to this has instructed the closure of a number of businesses and venues, including but not limited to: libraries, community centres, and youth centres; indoor and outdoor leisure facilities; and places of worship (except for funerals attended by immediate families). For the full guidance on “Staying at Home and Away from Others”, please visit:


The implications of this latest advice means that, with the exception of key workers and those with vulnerable children, parents should therefore be keeping their children at home, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. Parents should not be considering the use of alternative or supplementary education settings for their children while this advice is in place – where this would fall foul of these new rules. Anyone found to be failing to comply with the new rules could be fined


Further advice for parents and carers, on what the school closures means for them, can be found here at; and more information is to follow on how the DfE will support parents, including with home educating their children. We are currently


  • Government lines for queries from out-of-school settings:

Out-of-school settings, like other parts of the sector, should be following Government’s new rules on “Staying at Home and Away from Others” (; and encouraging others, such as parents with children that would usually attend their settings, to do the same.

GDPR -  Sharing Personal Data

A great blog here by the ICO. 


In summary, the key bit;


Keep it lawful

If you’re not sure whether you should be handling personal data, think about whether it falls into one of the following categories:

  • Would the person expect me to use their information in this way (legitimate interests)?

  • Have they given me their clear and unambiguous consent to use their personal information (consent)?

  • Is the person’s health or safety at risk if I don’t use their personal data (vital interests)?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you can handle and share personal data.

Young Barnet Foundation Events & Meetings

All Young Barnet Foundation events planned, including April's CYP Locality meeting, Supplementary School Training, CEO Breakfast and Youth Voice Launch have all been postponed.  

Members who were due to have meetings with staff members will be contacted individually to postpone or transfer to a call.  

Government Official Advice

DBS Checks

The Government have temporarily modified the current rules for the Standard and Enhanced DBS ID checking.  ID documents may be viewed via video link or scanned images used (rather than original documents) and verified via video link. Effective immediately. Read the official notice.

Young Barnet Foundation Office

Young Barnet Foundation staff are operating from home.   Working hours are more flexible than usual but do reach out to your staff contact and they will come back to you.     Our office line is being diverted but we can be contacted direct on 07810 371314

Other Useful Information

Please check out some of the online resources and practical ideas on how to work differently within your team and how to deliver your support to young people without being face to face.


You may already have these in place but if you are looking for something effective you may want to check out ZOOM. 


Free to download is Zoom - a cloud video conferencing application offering quality video, audio, and screen-sharing features.



CREATIVE thinking is required not only now but in the future, especially if schools are closed and the crisis set to last for months rather than weeks. Funders are already looking at new funding opportunities designed to help the sector support their beneficiaries. 



Latest advice from government for the sector:


London Funders have set up a dedicated website:


For those working in the cultural sector, including those who run creative activities, Arts Professional is making advice and info available free here:


In addition to the evidence call to the Treasury Committee about support for self-employed people, there is 38 Degree petition:


A webpage with online creative activities:

Who are Key workers

Youth Clubs

The National Youth Agency is currently preparing advice for youth providers.  In the interim, you can find relevant guidance at:

Online support for Youth work
Youth workers can access shared resources for working online at:



Support around how services can develop a possible cyber or non-face to face offer:


Smart and digital youth work resources:



General Voluntary Sector Guidance 

NCVO has provided practical and clear guidance for the voluntary sector in responding to COVID-19, which we would encourage you all to refer to ongoing as you respond to an ever-changing situation. 

Click here to visit their website.  (Information updated 17/3/20)

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