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Space2Grow #22 - 2022 Training and Development Micro Fund

Space2Grow#22 launches in May 2022 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 a periodic basis to ensure minimum requirements are met before getting awards signed off by a trustee.  

Key information: 

Application open date: Wednesday 4th May 2022

Closing Date: Friday 31st December 2022 

Total Amount Awarded:  £2,718

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 online

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 current 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, however, a pdf version of the form is available here for drafting.

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 eligible. You can see what had been funded in the 2021 Training & Development Micro Fund here.

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 information do I have to provide? 

On top of general details you will be asked to submit the following information in the application process:

  • The number of Staff/Trustees/Volunteers this funding will help deliver training & development to. 

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

  • How this training contributes to either your existing provision, or helps build the capacity of your organisation

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

  • 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 recommends reading the full criteria here before you begin your application

Not yet joined Young Barnet foundation? Apply for a free membership Here

Space2Grow #22 - Awards to Date

A total of £2,718.00 was awarded to 11 members.  


Youth Realities                                                               £250.00

Give. Help. Share.                                                          £250.00

Barnet Lone Parent Centre                                          £224.00

Action Youth Boxing intervention (AYBI)                   £250.00

9th Muswell Hill Scout Group                                     £244.00

RCCT CIC                                                                         £250.00

Community Network Group CIC                                 £250.00

Community Souls                                                          £250.00

Wild About Our Woods CIO                                         £250.00

Youth Music Centre                                                      £250.00

Grow (We are Grow)                                                     £250.00

A monitoring and evaluation report outlining the training completed by each organsiation will be available in due course.  

Space2Grow#22 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. 

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