Space2Grow#12 is Young Barnet Foundation's main 2020 funding round.   Open to members to deliver activities and services to children and young people across Barnet.


Young Barnet invite applications from members for a share of £40,000.00 of funding, with a maximum grant of £8,000 any one project.

It is expected that this funding will be used for projects starting in early 2021 and whilst planned as a face to face activity, delivered in line with NYA guidance, that applicants have considered how they would deliver in alternative ways should lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19 affect the delivery of the project. 

Key information: 

Application open date:  Wednesday 4th November 2020

Closing Date: Friday 27th November 2020 - 23.59:00pm

Total Amount Available to Award:  £40,000.00

Maximum any one award:  £8,000

Independent Panel Meeting: Week commencing 7th December 2020

Awards Announced:  Week commencing 14th December 2020

Please note that all dates are subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  



Who can apply 

Young Barnet Foundation VCSE Members who deliver, or seek to deliver, activities and services for children and young people living or at school/college in the London Borough of Barnet.  

What is this fund for? 

We are specifically seeking applications for projects/activities for children, young people and/or families that: 

  • Develop emotional wellbeing and resilience  

  • Enhance social inclusion  

  • can support young people at transitional periods (e.g. transition from primary to secondary school); teenagers 

  • deliver therapeutic activity 

  • can demonstrate social engagement  

  • Employability 

When is this fund for? 

Young Barnet Foundation are expecting successful applicants to start delivery in early 2021 and be completed by the end of 2021.    Your project may be for a short period or over the whole year.     It is our intention that there will be further Space2Grow rounds to fund work starting later in 2021.  Applicants may apply to deliver in Christmas 2020 but the panel is not due to meet until mid December not leaving much time to implement the project for successful applicants

Can I propose my project before submitting? 

We encourage you to speak to Young Barnet Foundation staff to scope your thoughts of a project before submitting.   Contact Debra Yardley to arrange a suitable time to discuss.  

Is it safe to resume contact with young people? 

We are following the guidance.  Please see the blue box below on the latest guidance. This, along with Risk Assessment support and other information can be found on our Coronavirus Member Support Page 

At time of launch we are waiting on UK Government latest advice following the intention to put England back into a lockdown.  

We want to offer virtual/online support? 

This will also be possible.   We encourage you to aim to do face to face but be aware that with the Covid-19 pandemic that offering a part or flexible service to be online may be necessary.  Please include details within your application.

What are the panel looking for in an application? 

Clear, concise answers that highlight how the project will be run, why it is needed and demonstrates the passion to support the children and young people.     We strongly recommend using bullet points where possible to make it easier for the panel to digest the information.    

Where can i find out more information? 

We strongly recommend that you read the Minimum Eligibility criteria below.  

I've read the guidance below but I have a query, who do I contact? 

Contact us by email.   Send your queries to and one of the team will get back to you.   Our Fundraising and Partnerships Manager Debra is available to discuss your application.  


** Following the Prime Ministers statement on 31 October 2020 the National Youth Agency can confirm that the youth sector moves into RED on the readiness framework. **


  • Online and digital youth services

  • Detached/outdoor local youth services

  • 1-2-1 sessions with high-need young people (indoors)

  • Small group work session indoors with high need young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines) 




Work your way through the documents below and then apply ONLINE.    Note, we advise downloading the paper version of the questions prior to completing the form as there is no save function once you start the application.  Draft answers within the word document and copy and paste into the online form. 

Download and read the eligibility criteria before applying.

Download a copy of the questions to draft your response.   You will need to submit your application using the online application form found below.  (Note you cannot save your online application)

Terms and Conditions for Space2Grow #12

Should you have any queries please contact a member of the Young Barnet Foundation team to discuss you application or project. 

Eligibility/ Bid Process/Technical Issues with bid submission:

Contact Ben via


Requests for bid content review:

Contact Debra via 

Complete the online application form here.

You cannot save the application online once you have begun.  We recommend you view and download a copy of the questions above. 

Space2Grow#12 in partnership with;

Space2Grow, Space2Grow Childrens and Young People's Fund and Logo are branding of Young Barnet Foundation and relate to the small grant funding rounds distributed by Young Barnet Foundation on behalf of the charity and our partners. 

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