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Total amount allocated


Young Barnet Foundation invited applications from members for a share of £75,000.00 of funding, with a maximum grant of £10,000 any one project. 

This round of our Space2Grow Children and Young People's Fund has again been supported financially by London Borough of Barnet Family Services Department along with John Lyon's Charity. 

Key information: 

Application open date: Tuesday 18th June 2019

Closing Date: Friday 19th July 2019

Total Amount Awarded:  £75,681.00

Total Number of Awards:  12

Independent Panel Meeting: Monday 5th August 2019

Barnet Somali Community Group (BSCG)     £9,750.00 

Two new weekly after school youth groups for Somali children living in Barnet. The two groups will support young people aged 10-14 years, with one being for boys and the other for girls   


 The 4 Front Project   £10,000 

 4TIFY is a youth-led membership programme which increases the safety and resilience of young people (aged 13-25) from Grahame Park Estate (GPE). We support young people affected by violence, with complex needs, including mental ill health and other systemic disadvantages.   This is a part payment to the overall running costs for 1 year.   The additional funding comes from a range of other Trust and Foundations.  



Grief Encounter  £6,030.00 


To deliver workshops to bereaved children 4-18 years old on 5 significant days of the year, such as fathers day.  Workshops with trained bereavement professionals to use drama and activities to allow children to express themselves whilst exploring worried and fears.    



Barnet Community Projects £3,500 


Youth Lunch club, running since 2013 from the Rainbow Centre on Dollis Valley.  Has been awarded funding to continue to offer free to the local community; activity with hot food during the school holiday periods.   




Youth Realities   £9,520.00 


Talk n Chill is an empowerment programme for young women aged between 12 - 25, targeting those at-risk or  

with experiences of trauma related to relationship abuse, mental ill health, exploitation, social isolation or violence.   This funding will allow the organisation to develop their strategy, rebrand and upscale the offer following requests from their young people for more development opportunities and more accessible space.  



Terapia   £9,090.00 


3 x Young Men’s Resilience programme, delivered in schools, looking at transition.   Small group sessions run by trained physiotherapists, working with a targeted cohort of young men with offending &/or mild mental health issue.   Targeting both transition from primary to secondary school and also secondary school into further education or the world of work.  





Sweettree Farming for All  £8,729.00 


Sweet tree Farming, in conjunction with Grow and The Totteridge Academy will turn field into a working community farm.   The funding is for Sweettree farming to provide lessons to the young people to assist in the build along with some cost of materials.  

Note:  Due to planning delays this project was submitted and approved for the rearing and housing of chicks, along with the aim to help future self-fund this project from sale of the eggs.  The work was to not only aid young people with their understanding of animals but also an inter generational project. 


Somali Bravanese Welfare Association  £4,997.00 


The project is a school-based innovative early intervention helping young, vulnerable people realise real behaviour change through addressing underlying emotional/social issues. Over 10 dynamic classroom sessions, children uncover their innate capabilities and self-confidence to overcome difficulties/challenges and fulfil their potential.   The funding covers a minimum of 45 sessions over a year.  



Stonegrove Estates Youth Project   £3,459.00 


The project will be led by the Stonegrove Estates’ Youth Project (SEYP); the project is to provide young people with opportunities to develop and deliver a series of community events on a regeneration estate in collaboration with other local stakeholders.  



Wild about our Woods   £2,874.00 


Nature Nurturing Education project will create social opportunities for young people new to Totteridge Academy in September 2019 to attend sessions at The Totteridge Academy’s own woodlands to meet, play, learn and be active as part of a transition programme pilot.       



Noa Girls £3,732.00 


Business enterprise project with Girls (high-risk and difficult to reach), developing a business idea and selling the items produced/sourced. To not only build enterprise but also trust, cooperation  and resilience.  



Raphael House  £4,000 


This project is to refurbish three new bespoke play therapy rooms for children and young people between the ages of 4 – 25 years.  Currently Securing lease on new premises from Barnet Council.   





TOTAL  £75,681.00 

We are pleased to be able to confirm that following the meeting two members who were not successful in this grant funding round found funding through Jesus Hospital.   IHEART were awarded them a full grant of £9,000 for their project at East Barnet School, and also GROW for their work at The Totteridge Academy.

Space2Grow#8 in partnership with;

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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