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Space2Grow #15 - 2021 Training and Development Micro Fund

Space 2 Grow#15 launches in 2021 for members to apply for up to £250 in a quick and simple way.  Applications are invited for training and development of the organisation.   

Young Barnet Foundation are aware that self development of the personnel within the organisation can often be hard to either a) get funding for or b) justify when budgets are tight.    This fund is to help members invest in their people, be it staff, volunteers or Trustees to help the ongoing development of their organisation. 


This round does not have an independent funding panel.  The grants officer will review applications on an periodic basis, ensure minimum requirements are met before getting awards signed off by a trustee.  

Key information: 

Application open date: Monday 8th February 2021

Closing Date: Friday 31st December 2021 or  until all funds have been allocated 

Total Amount Available to Award:  £4,000.00

Maximum any one award:  £250

Application Review Timings :  Reviewed every 3-4 weeks.

Awards Announced: within maximum 28 days of each application. 

Eligibility Criteria Summary and FAQ's


1) Read Eligibility Criteria

2) Apply on line

3) Receive decision and payment within 28 days maximum from date of application.

4) Complete training / course.

5) Complete online M&E form

Who can apply

This fund is open to Young Barnet Foundation VCFSE members who deliver activities and services for children and young people living or at school/college in the London Borough of Barnet. Applicants must be a member of Young Barnet Foundation to be eligible to apply for this funding, and have a turnover of £250,000 or less in the most recent financial year.  

Application Process

Application is via the online application form only.    It has been designed to be simple and quick to complete, with the aim it should not take more than 15-20 minutes to complete, in addition to any time spent identifying the training course(s) .   Please note that once you start the form you cannot save it and come back to it later.  

What can we apply for?

Anything that will help the development of individuals or your organisation.   It could be leadership training for senior managers, or operational training for example on fundraising or comms.  There is specific training to support Trustees in understanding their duties along with lots of very specific training on issues such as claiming gift aid.  We are also aware that you may have certifications such as First Aid that require renewal, all of these and more are suitable for applications.    If it will benefit the development of individuals or ensure compliance by the organisation then it should be eligable.

Where can I find suitable yet affordable training? 

While Young Barnet Foundation cannot recommend any specific providers of Training & Development, we have used a range of such providers which includes (but is not limited to): 

What will the questions ask me? 

On top of general details the application will ask the following questions;

  • Please let us know the number of Staff/Trustees/Volunteers this funding will help deliver training & development to. 

  • Please explain the training / development which this funding will deliver and why your organisation has this need.  

  • How does this training contribute to either your existing provision, or build the capacity of your organisation?  

  • Does the training & development lead to any formal accreditation or qualification? 

  • Please Indicate who will be delivering the training & development

You will need to provide screen shots/quotations of the training course(s) that you wish to undertake. 

view a copy of the complete questions here

Can we use the funds to renew certificates such as First Aid or Food Safety


Can we apply for more than one course.

You can apply for a number of courses, for a number of individuals, up to the total value of £250

Can we apply more than once.

No, due to the administration stresses on our small organisation we ask that you only apply once in this round of funding. 

Young Barnet Foundation recommend reading the full criteria here before you begin your application

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Space2Grow #15 - Awards to Date


Total Number of awards


Total amount allocated


Give Help Share – (£250) - NCVO Fundraising Training for 3 staff members. 


Community Network Group - (£250) - Two sessions with an IT expert for 18 staff and volunteers on e-safety, working and delivering online sessions.  


Number Champions - (£240) - An SSS Learning course for continued CPD training for the Safeguarding lead. 


We are GROW – (£240) - Three staff on School of Life's training on psychological and therapeutic insight in the workplace


Living Way Ministries – (£250) - 6 staff on food safety course by Highfield learning. 

Express Tuition – (£250) - Teaching consultant to deliver to 20 staff and volunteers on effective teaching skills, including on-line delivery.   

Phoenix Canoe Club  – (£250) - Contribution to a young person (aged 16) to be be put through ta 5 day Dinghy Instructor course so he can work at the centre. 

SOTO Inspires CIC  – (£245) - 5 staff to attend 3 courses, on Safeguarding, Covid Compliance and Food Hygiene. 

Fun Unique Social Enterprise C.I.C.   - (£216) - 10 staff received Food Hygiene training

Community Souls  - (£240) - Thinking Environment Foundation Course Programme for senior member of staff. 

8th Hendon Scouts  - (£200) -  12 leaders to gain a NSRA YPS Pistol qualification

Belifted  - (£250) - Mix of NCVO and Small Charities Coalition training on organisational due diligence and governance. 

Space2Grow#15 delivered with thanks to;

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Donations to and Fundraising by Young Barnet Foundation.    This includes the fund raised by JCoSS school in 2019 as one of their Charites of The Year.    It had been the intention to distribute their donation in 2020 but due to Covid-19 this has been delayed until early 2021.

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.