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2023 Main Grant -  Space2Grow #31

Members are now available to apply for the 2023 Main Grant, Space2Grow#31.   

Key information: 

Young Barnet Foundation is keen to get funding to members as soon as possible and therefore this year, subject to final confirmation of the funding, the 2023 Main Grant Fund will open in early September. Closing date will be in early October and the awards will be confirmed in December. 

Application open date: Monday 18th September 2023*

Application Deadline: 23:59 Sunday 22nd October 2023*

Maximum any one award: between £3,000 and £9,000

Panel Meeting:  Week commencing 4th December 2023*

Applicants informed: No later than w/c 1st January 2024*​​

*Subject to change due to operational requirements

Eligibility Criteria and FAQ's:


Basic Process
1) Read Eligibility Criteria
2) Complete Expression of Interest Form (optional)
3) Apply online
4) Receive decision
5) Return payment grant acceptance form to receive payment
6) Complete online M&E form at the end of each academic year to be eligible for the next payment. 


Who can apply

​This fund is open to Young Barnet Foundation VCFSE members who deliver activities and services in Barnet.  You must have applied to be a member prior to the 8th September 2023.   

Application Process
Application is via the online application form only.  It has been designed to be simple to complete as possible, with the aim it should not take more than 45-60 minutes to complete.


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 you to review questions and draft answers, that can then be copy and pasted into form.*

Please note that if you are working in partnership with other organisations, be that YBF members or other, they must complete the Partnership Working Form linked below - they will need to know the project name you have given in your application. 

What can we apply for?
Between £3,000 and £9,000 for up to a 12 month project or organisational development plan.   

What support can I get? 
The awards are decided by an independent panel, this allows Young Barnet Foundation staff to assist with the scoping and development of a project. If you would like help from one of the Member Development Officers or our Fundraising & Partnership Manager please complete the expression of interest form and one of the team will be in touch.  

If you have any technical issues please email

* - N.B in a previous round of Space2Grow funding a save function was available in the application form. However, due to some technical issues and issues raised by members, it has been decided not to use this facility for this round of funding. 

Apply Online:

Please read the Criteria before starting any application – it contains essential information. 

Complete (max 5 minutes) the expression of interest form if you would like support with your application.   It also helps us  understand which members are likely to apply for funding.  

We recommend downloading to view and draft responses to the application questions in advance of starting the online form as once you start, there is no save function. 

View the Monitoring and Evaluation Requirements. Successful applicants will be expected to complete an online version of this form.

When you are ready to complete the online form please apply here.

If you are a partner organisation of the lead applicant you will need to complete the Partnership working form here.  

Space2Grow#31 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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