We encourage schools to join Young Barnet Foundation to create a thriving network of partners working to support the children and young people of Barnet. 


We want to continue to build on our ethos of Generous Leadership and encourage all our stakeholders to do the same.  We want everyone to commit to being Generous Leaders, to be generous with their time, support, skills, information, resources, power, and in recognising the contributions of others.  


Generous leadership creates that space to motivate, inspire, and empower all of us to do more within our communities, it allows us to trust and collaborate so that our children and young people are the true beneficiaries.  So, join us and together we can help create safer, stronger, more connected communities in Barnet, so all our children thrive. 

Community Partner - School

There is no charge to join us and this is open to all schools in Barnet.


To qualify you will:  

  • Support us, our members and partners to contribute to Young Barnet Foundation’s mission and vision statements, to enhance the lives of all our children and young people in Barnet.  

  • Embrace the ethos of ‘Generous Leadership’ to support us, our members and partners by sharing expertise, learning, and experience. 

  • Agree to the values and aims of the Barnet Voluntary Sector Manifesto which can be viewed here https://www.youngbarnetfoundation.org.uk/manifesto

  • Support our work to listen to the children and young people of Barnet through our Youth Voice project.  


You may also:

  • Help us to develop a strong, trained network of youth leaders.  

  • Contribute to local fundraising initiatives to enhance our Space2Grow children & Young Peoples fund. 

  • Champion our work (and that of our members and partners) within your networks to galvanise wider strategic support for local groups.  

  • Explore development opportunities to make our community safer, stronger and more connected. 

Our Offer

  • Attend our local network meetings. 

  • Introductions to specific VCFSE members that we think will benefit from your support or enhance you own delivery.  

  • Opportunity to work with us on wider borough projects, taking the helicopter view of the needs of our children/young people, and the Boroughs development needs to ensure that together we have the tools/services to meet local needs. 

  • Work with us on our Christmas Present Campaign, Space2Grow CYP Fund, and Holiday Activity Fund. 

  • Access to the Venue Bank an online platform for shared venue and delivery space. 

  • Use of our logo to promote our partnership working, with us sharing yours on our Generous Leaders/Partnership page.  

Your Benefits;

  • Be part of a thriving network bringing about positive social change for children and young people in Barnet. 

  • Support your pupils with services from our VCFSE members and other partners. 

  • Increased awareness of your school and pupils. 

  • Better connections with like-minded people in Barnet’s education and voluntary sector. 

  • Upskill your staff and volunteers with relevant local sector training. 

  • Contribute to the growth of diversionary activities in the borough, helping to address crime and anti-social behaviour and promoting the mental and physical wellbeing of our children and young people. 

  • Potential work experience opportunities for your pupils via our members and partners.