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Space2Grow #20  - 2021 Main Grant

Space2Grow#20 is Young Barnet Foundation's 2021 Main Grant funding round. It is open to members to apply for funding to deliver activities and services to children and young people across Barnet.


Young Barnet Foundation Members are invited to apply for a share of £70,000 of funding, with grants of £2,500 to £8,000 awarded per project. 

Key Details:

Application open date:  Wednesday 4th November 2021

Closing Date: Sunday 12th December 2021 at 11.59pm

Total Amount Available to Award:  £70,000

Maximum award per project:  £8,000

Independent Panel Meeting: Week commencing 10th January 2022

Awards Announced:  Week commencing 17th January 2022


Congratulations to the following YBF members who received Space2Grow#20 Main Grant funding to support a wide range of projects in the borough. We look forward to seeing these projects in action!


Youth Realities (£7,390)

 "Deepin' Dance" programme which engages young female victims of domestic violence


The Chickenshed Theatre Trust (£4,860)

Expansion of a creative activities programme 

Langdon (£8,000)

Fun and educational activities for young people with autism and learning difficulties

GROW (£5,760) 

Early support, outdoor learning and food growing skills

FUSE Youth Project (£7,190)

Social Inclusion Football sessions for girls living on/near Grahame Park

The Boys Clubhouse (£2,500)

Employability training and support for NEETs

Community Network Group (£8,000)

Intensive intervention programme to improve wellbeing, social inclusion and integration


Noa Girls (£5,279)

Alternative therapy groups for vulnerable adolescent girls


Stonegrove Community Trust (£5,221)

Music equipment for their youth club 


Strength & Learning Through Horses (£5,000)

12-week employability and horsemanship skills programme 

Saracens Foundation (£2,550)

Project at the PRU addressing self-destructive and violent behaviour.   Funding for the continuation of the project for an additional period. 

Project Impact (£7,800)

Mental Health First Aid Training for young people to be able to use with peers, along with a legacy of a work book to help others.

If you have a question about our Space2Grow Children & Young People's Fund, contact


Main Criteria:

Members must apply to deliver projects against one of the following themes;

•    Develop emotional wellbeing and resilience which assists in resolving problems without the need for escalation to statutory services and interventions
•    Enhance the ability of children and young people to partake in positive physical and creative activities in an environment in which they feel secure
•    Help children and young people develop enhanced Life Skills and Build Confidence
•    Promote Community Cohesion and demonstrates social engagement 
•    Provides Employability support and future Career Advice

Applications must also demonstrate at least one of the following elements:
• Meeting emerging need (which should be demonstrated using data)
• Piloting a new initiative (with the aim of using data to seek further funding)
• Upscaling of an existing project with proven track record
• Collaboration with a Young Barnet Foundation member organisation(s)
• Support the Charitable Purposes of the Organisation
• Develop the Applicant Organisation, its staff and/or its Trustees

Click to read the full Eligibility Criteria  

Many of the terms are similar from previous Main Grant rounds with one major change which is that all applicants must allocate a minimum of £250 towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for staff and/or trustees.

As the finding decisions are overseen by an independent panel.


Varsha Mehta - Senior Commissioning Manager - London Borough of Barnet Council

Matt Keane - Partnership and Capacity Building Manager - John Lyon's Charity

Ron Finley - Trustee, Young Barnet Foundation

Space2Grow#20 in partnership with;

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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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