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Space2Grow #36 – Schools Workshop Micro Fund 2024

Thanks to a generous donation of £2,000 from the John Lewis Partnership, we are delighted to offer our members the opportunity to apply for a Micro Grant of up to £250, who wish to undertake pilot workshops in partnership with local schools, with the aim of strengthening relationships between Schools and VCFSE organisations in the Borough.

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: Monday 15th July 2024
Closing Date: Once funds all allocated, or 13th December 2024, whichever is soonest
Total Amount Available: £2,000
Maximum any one award: £250
Application Review Timings: Reviewed every 2-3 weeks.
Awards Announced: within maximum 28 days of each application. 


Funds awarded through this round of funding must be spent within six months of award and the Monitoring & Evaluation for your project provided within one month of completion of the Training and Development having been undertaken. 

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
To apply for this grant, You must be a YBF member as of Monday 24th June 2024. Organisations must have a turnover of £250,000 or less in the most recent financial year.

The maximum grant size is £250. YBF Members will need to identify which school they wish to work with to deliver their workshop in and identify this within their application form. In addition, the School will need to complete a Partnership Working Form here Partnership Working Form  to indicate that they have discussed the application with the applying member.

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 [send link to pdf form to Jess in cover email] for drafting.

What can we apply for?

We know that our members have sought to pilot delivery of Workshops and build relationships with Schools within the Borough. This fund seeks to assist this by providing a simple application for a Micro Fund to undertake such delivery.


The project needs to be additional to the Schools’ statutory provision. For further information, read the full Eligibility Criteria document here [link to be provided in cover email]

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 Children and Young People the project will work with.

  • Which School(s) you will be working with.

  • Who will be undertaking project delivery and when.


View a copy of the complete questions here [link to pdf to be provided in cover email]

Can we apply for more than one workshop?
You can apply to deliver a number of workshops, 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.


Key Documents:

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

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. 

Apply Online:

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

Complete your monitoring and evaluation here

Space2Grow#36 delivered with thanks to:

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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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