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Space2Grow #32 – Autumn 2023 Training and Development Micro Fund

Thanks to a generous donation of £3,000 from All Aboard Charity Shops, Young Barnet Foundation are able to offer an additional Micro Grant for Training & Development in 2023. 

As part of Young Barnet Foundation’s core mission to support and build capacity within the Children and Young Peoples Voluntary Sector within the London Borough of Barnet, Space2Grow#32 – Micro Round is aimed at helping those Young Barnet Foundation members who are members as of Monday 25th September 2023 to deliver Training & Development to their staff and / or trustees. Organisations must have a turnover of £250,000 or less in the most recent financial year.   
The maximum grant size is £250 and this should be used to pay towards the delivery of Training or Development opportunities via an appropriate provider of such training. The proposed training should contribute to the organisations core Charitable objectives, and demonstrate the ability to either support existing provision or build the capacity of the organisation. This can include Continuing Professional Development to enable staff to maintain existing accreditations or qualifications. 

The round did not have an independent funding panel. The grants officer reviewed applications on a periodic basis to ensure minimum requirements are met before getting awards signed off by a trustee.  

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

The full criteria document is available here


A total of 13 Grants, totalling £2,983 were awarded. The remaining £17 will be rolled into the funding for next years Micro Grant. See below for details of which organisations were awarded grants, and what the funding was for:​


Give.Help Share. - £210

Funding to provide Safeguarding and Nutrition training to five members of staff.


Action Youth Boxing Intervention (AYBI) - £180

Funding to provide Safeguarding and England Boxing Level 1 Coaching Qualifications to 1 member of staff.


Wild About Our Woods - £250

Funding to enable one member of staff to undertake a Certificate in Therapeutic Skills course to enhance their skills when working in a Forest School setting.


9th Muswell Hill Scout Group - £216

Funding to enable one volunteer to undertake a an ICT Level 3 Outdoor First Aid Course to enable children and young people to be engaged in adventurous activities such as climbing, hill walking and paddle sports in remote locations.


8th Hendon Scouts - £130

The Funding will be used to allow one of our team leaders to attend an "Archery GB" course to instruct and run taster archery sessions for our members and youth members using our facilities.


Phoenix Canoe Club - £250

The funding will subsidise a face-to-face Safeguarding Course for our staff and trustees. We haven't run one in a few years due to Covid and we find this style of presentation more useful than an online version.


New Barnet Community Association - £250

Funding to enable two members of staff to update paediatric first aid certificates.


Mother to Mother - £250

Funding to deliver Mental Health training to team of specialist Family Liaison volunteers to enable them to support families and children during times of crisis.


Our Kids First - £247

Funding to enable one staff member to attend the following training;

  • Child-inclusive mediation: Awareness & Understanding,

  • and two staff members to attend the following training;

  • How to Talk to Children in High Conflict Divorce and Separation Cases.


Bread n Butter - £250

Funding to enable three staff members to attend first aid training.


Express Tuition - £250

Contributory funding towards training 11 new staff and volunteers in Safeguarding training.


Exposure Organisation Ltd. - £250

Funding to enable 3 staff members to be trained in WordPress content management, enabling staff to make updates and adjustments without the need for coding expertise.


Canons CC - £250

Funding for volunteers in the following training:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • First Aid

  • ECB Core Club Coach


This training will enable the cricket club to deliver training to up to 18 more children, as they expand the age group squads to under 13’s in Summer 2024 and under 15’s in autumn 2024.

Space2Grow#32 in thanks to the kind donation of All Aboard Charity Shops

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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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