Facebook Campaign enables us to measure response and retarget from campaigns we run on Facebook and Instagram

Community development

The Community Development team provides a central point of contact for the council, the voluntary and community sector and partner agencies. You can email cdt@enfield.gov.uk about:

  • funding
  • partnerships
  • issues relating to voluntary and community organisations

We also have a database of over 650 voluntary organisations, community groups, faith groups and sports clubs. This is updated every year and we use it to:

  • keep track of voluntary organisations in Enfield
  • communicate funding opportunities, events and other information to voluntary organisations
  • answer enquiries about voluntary organisations

You can update your organisation's details online.

Commissioning

We commission services from the voluntary and community sector so we can:

  • use current best practices
  • avoid fragmented competition for limited resources
  • allow the alignment of funding with our key priorities to provide clarity about the outcomes and services that we require
  • focus on outputs, outcomes and flexibility as our priorities and outcomes change over time

Funding

If you're a voluntary and community sector organisation that is looking for funding, you can do a free online search with Open4Community.

This free tool allows you to search hundreds of grants, schemes and funds that match your organisation's profile. It is updated regularly, with new funding streams added as soon as they are available.

The Voluntary Sector Strategy Group (VSSG) provides a means by which we can work strategically in partnership with Enfield's voluntary and community sector.

On this page you can download minutes from the group's meetings. The VSSG membership and terms of reference are currently under review.

2019 meetings

2018 meetings

2017 meetings

2016 meetings

On this page you can download documents showing the voluntary organisations and community groups we have funded or commissioned to provide services or activities to Enfield residents. They show the amount we have contributed and the purpose of the expenditure. The last five years' reports from the Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) are available.

2019/20:

2018/19:

2017/18:

2016/17:

2015/16:

2014/15:

2013/14:

Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) provides services to voluntary and community organisations in Enfield. It supports and promotes their:

  • positive and sustainable development
  • participation in making decisions that affect the borough

EVA's support, development, and information services consist of:

100 Hours Volunteering Scheme

The 100 Hours Volunteering Scheme recognises the fantastic work of volunteers in Enfield, who regularly give up their valuable time to help other people in their community.

All voluntary organisations, clubs and community groups in the borough are invited to get involved and register with the scheme.

If you do more than two hours of volunteering a week with a registered organisation, you will get a scheme membership card. You use this card to record each hour of volunteering you complete, with the aim of doing a minimum of 100 hours of volunteering in a year.

People who achieve this goal will be invited to a reception in recognition of their hard work and support for their community. They will also receive a certificate and a limited edition pin badge.

To register with the scheme, email cdt@enfield.gov.uk.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service recognises the outstanding contribution that volunteers make to their local communities. The Queen has awarded this prestigious honour to hundreds of volunteering groups in the UK.

If you know of a volunteer group that deserves recognition, you can nominate it for the award.

Nominate a group by emailing queensaward@consol.co.uk.

The following policies are available for charitable, voluntary and community organisations to use. You just need to download and add the name of your organisation. You should read them carefully to make sure they meet your needs before using.

Enfield Voluntary Action offers training for trustees, staff and volunteers in voluntary and community organisations.

For details of courses available, visit Enfield Voluntary Action.

neighbourhood fund logo

Up to £1.4 million will be made available over the next two years to fund a range of projects that will improve the day-to-day lives of our communities and neighbourhoods, as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Enfield Neighbourhood Fund has been set up to ensure local communities can raise funds from new development, to support the delivery of infrastructure and services, such as environmental improvements and new community facilities. It will also allow them to get more actively involved in their neighbourhood and help shape its future.

Have your say

Applications are invited from a range of organisations such as community groups, public bodies and charities to fund community-based projects in Enfield.

We are looking to fund innovative projects that will help reduce deprivation, improve the environment and widen access to opportunities, such as jobs, training and local services.

Grants (from £10,000 to £60,000) will be available to cover:

  • capital costs including construction and building works, equipment of significant value, and refurbishment costs
  • project-specific revenue costs like operational requirements, professional fees and volunteer costs

You can view a list of NCIL project examples (PDF).

You can also download the Neighbourhood Fund application form (XLS).

Bidding is now open until 9 July 2021 at 5pm. Email your completed application to ncil@enfield.gov.uk.

Funding workshop

Enfield Voluntary Action will be running a workshop to provide guidance on bidding for the fund. This workshop will look in detail at the guidance and application form.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 17 June, from 10am to midday.

It includes:

  • how to fill in the application form, step-by-step
  • how to put together a budget
  • building knowledge of complementary activities and partners
  • top tips on how to write a clear funding proposal
  • question and answer session

To book, visit Enfield Voluntary Action.

Numbers are limited so apply today.

COVID-19 information

COVID-19 helpline for children and young people

The Boloh helpline was set up by Barnardo's, with funding from the National Emergencies Trust, in response to the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The service is aimed at children, young people and their families from these communities.

  • Helpline advisors can provide a service in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Amharic, Tigrinya and Mirpuri
  • Therapeutic sessions can be provided in English, Bengali, Hindi, French, Punjabi and Greek

The helpline is open Monday to Friday, from 1pm to 8pm, on freephone 0800 151 2605.

For more information, email boloh.helpline@barnardos.org.uk or visit Barnardo's.

EU Settlement Scheme

There is less than six months to go until the deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme. If you're an EU citizen living in the UK (resident in the UK by 31 December 2020), you can protect your family's rights in the UK by applying to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.

Would you find it easier to vote by post?

You need to register to be able to vote in UK elections. Registering is easy, you just need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

To register, visit GOV.UK/register to vote.

Once you have registered, you will need to complete a postal vote application form.

For more information, see our voting by post page, or contact the Electoral Services office by email elections@enfield.gov.uk or telephone 020 3821 1811.

Not well? Book an appointment at A&E with NHS 111

If you need help with an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, contact NHS 111. Accident and emergency (A&E) timeslots at North Middlesex Hospital and Barnet Hospital, can now be booked through NHS 111.

In an emergency, call 999.

Every mind matters

If you have been feeling more anxious or stressed at this time, there is expert advice available. Breathing exercises, learning to challenge anxious thoughts, keeping track of mood changes and keeping active, are just a few simple ways to manage your anxiety.

Getting a good sleep is also important for your mental wellbeing. Try to switch off your phone and avoid clockwatching.

For more tips, visit NHS - Every Mind Matters.

Flu jab - it's not too late

With the rise in people being hospitalised for COVID-19, the NHS doesn't want you to get flu as well. This year, more people are being offered the flu vaccine than ever before, including people aged 50 to 64. It's important that you take up the offer to protect yourself. Ask your GP or pharmacist for your free flu jab.

Important childhood vaccinations

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Routine vaccinations for babies and children are continuing as normal. GPs have measures in place to keep families safe. To find out more, visit NHS - vaccinations.

It's important to go to appointments unless you, your child or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.

Improving Housing Standards for Private Tenants

Property licensing in Enfield helps us create good homes in well-connected neighbourhoods, making safe and healthy communities.

Check if your rented property needs a licence. Properties that are rented to three or more people, living in two or more households and sharing facilities, need to be licensed by the landlord.

To find out more, see our private rented property licensing page.

Family Based Solutions - new group sessions for parents

Family Based Solutions (FBS) will now be offering intervention and support to parents and carers via Zoom online meetings. This will enable them to help more families with a reduced waiting period for support during lockdown.

These solution focused parent support groups are available to parents or carers who are:

  • experiencing child to parent abuse in any form (physical or verbal aggression, violence or other)
  • recovering from domestic abuse

An FBS referral form will need to be completed.

The intervention will consist of four group sessions. Please go to all four sessions (it is not possible to swap from one group to another). If the first session is missed, the parent or carer will need to choose a new group to join. It is not possible to join groups that have already started.

Parents or carers who opt for the group sessions can remain anonymous (you can turn off your camera and change your name if you so wish), and benefit from knowing they are not alone and the advantages of peer support.

The group sessions will be for the parent or carer to attend, and not for the whole family.

By the end of the four group sessions, FBS hope each family will be swapping their success stories, and how they have used the solution focused approach to make positive changes to their individual circumstances.

The new group sessions are available on the following dates:

Group Date and time Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
4
Saturday - 10am to 11:30am
6 March
13 March
20 March
27 March
5
Thursday - 5pm to 6:30pm
11 March
18 March
25 March
1 April
6
Monday - 6:30pm to 8pm
22 March
29 March
19 April
26 April

Lottery fund event

You are invited to a funding presentation with the National Lottery Fund. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the different funding streams from the National Lottery, ask questions and get ongoing support with your projects.

  • Time: 1pm to 3pm
  • Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
  • Venue: This meeting will be online via Teams (a link will be sent a week before the event)

For more information or to book, visit Haringey and Enfield Youth Network.

Summer Uni is back again for 2021

Do you know someone who would be interested in running a course for Summer Uni?

We are inviting applications from community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses, to run courses over a wide range of areas, including:

  • cooking
  • IT
  • music
  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • careers
  • self-development
  • accredited first aid courses

You can also suggest something we have not run before that you think would be a worthy addition to our programme.

You will need to complete the application form (PDF), and then register and upload the application at London Tenders Portal (go to the 'suppliers area' and search for Enfield Summer Uni 2020, and follow the instructions).

View the Summer Uni flyer (PDF) and how to download and upload guide (PDF).

The closing date for applications is 12 midnight on Sunday 28 March 2021. For more information, email yemi.akinfenwa@enfield.gov.uk.

Communities summit on COVID-19 vaccines

Thank you for your continued support in helping Enfield Council reach our communities with vital coronavirus information, and aiding us in our fight against the virus. You will recall, in partnership with the NHS, Enfield hosted an online community webinar on Wednesday 17 February 2021. This featured a range of healthcare professionals discussing vaccinations against coronavirus, and addressed a number of misconceptions and myths about the jab.

We think this webinar would be of great use to our communities. So, please share it with your networks, to spread the word that vaccines are safe, offer good protection against coronavirus and have passed through all the normal regulatory processes.

View the communities webinar on COVID-19 vaccines.

If you would like an information pack with slides from the presentations, email riyad.karim@nhs.net.

Home test kits available to order over the phone

The government has introduced new accessibility improvements to the home testing programme, to make it even easier to get tested.

You can now order COVID-19 test kits over the phone, as well as online. For more information, visit GOV.UK - COVID-19 home testing kits.

Domestic abuse recovery therapy workshops

Family Based Solutions are running workshops for parents or carers recovering from domestic abuse.

The workshops will run from 10am to 11:30am on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 10 March
  • Wednesday 17 March
  • Wednesday 24 March
  • Wednesday 31 March

The purpose of these workshops is to reduce isolation, and look at:

  • how domestic abuse can or has affected your parenting
  • safer relationships
  • moving forward and what that looks like
  • basic solution focused tools and techniques, and how they may benefit you and your family

New TV series - The Simple Life

Channel 4 is filming a new documentary series later this year about living a simpler life. They are looking for families, couples and individuals, of all ages, backgrounds and experiences, who can take time out from their regular life and step into a different way of living.

Say goodbye to smartphones, video conferencing and online shopping (all the distractions and pressures of regular life) to go and live a simpler life. To experience the 'good life' fantasy and think about what our modern life and its multitude of choices, has really given us. They want to explore whether less is more, and whether modern life is all it is cracked up to be!

The filming will take place over several months this summer in rural Britain, and they will contribute to a loss of earnings for everyone that takes part.

To apply or for more information, email simplelife@fivemilefilms.co.uk with your name, age and contact number, and a brief outline of why you would like to live a simpler life.

Enfield Virtual Job Club

Enfield Virtual Job Club provides employment and training advice.

The club is available twice a week:

  • Tuesdays - for customers to receive technical and troubleshooting support to access the Wednesday session
  • Wednesdays - for employability support

Sessions are offered through Zoom on a drop in, 'first come, first serve' basis. Trained volunteers can give you help with:

  • CV writing
  • Universal Credit
  • filling in application forms
  • interview techniques
  • current recruiters
  • e-learning
  • cover letters
  • confidence building

To access the Enfield Virtual Job Club you must:

  • be an Enfield resident
  • be able to use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and have access to the internet
  • complete the online registration form

View the Enfield Virtual Job Club poster (PDF).

Feeling stressed or anxious? Find help from Every Mind Matters

Many of us have been feeling more stress and anxiety over the past few months. But expert help and advice is available.

Breathing exercises, learning to challenge anxious thoughts, keeping track of mood changes and keeping active are just a few ways to manage your anxiety. For more tips, visit NHS - Every Mind Matters.

There’s still time to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

With now less than 100 days left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, don’t wait for the deadline.

If you are, work with, or know an EU citizen living in the UK (resident in the UK by 31 December 2020), European citizens are being urged to apply to the scheme to continue to work, study, access free healthcare and benefits in the UK.

EU Settlement Scheme’s application deadline is 30 June 2021.

Make sure you have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme on behalf of your children by 30 June 2021 deadline.

For more information go to GOV.UK – applying for settled status.

Need medical help, but not sure what to do?

If you need help to treat an urgent, but not serious or life-threatening medical situation, or you’re not sure what help you need, contact NHS 111.

A trained adviser will assess you and if you need to go to A&E a timeslot can be booked for you.

You can contact them through the NHS 111 website, or free phone on 111, to get the right treatment, at the right time.

In an emergency, call 999.

Voting by post - don’t wait for the deadline to register

To vote by post in the May elections, the deadline for postal applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. Apply as early as possible, don’t wait for the deadline.

Once you have registered to vote, you will need to complete a postal vote application form.

It’s easy to register to vote. To register online, you'll need to provide your National Insurance number, your date of birth and your address.

To register, go to GOV.UK - register to vote.

For more information, contact the Electoral Services office by:

The Voice4Change England – Windrush Scheme

A fund is open to help organisations and groups raise awareness and support engagement among people eligible for the government’s Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Grant details:

  • Grant size - £2,500 to £25,000
  • Decision timescale - 8 weeks
  • Organisation type - charities, community organisations and/or grassroots groups

Phase 2 will open for applications on 1 April 2021 and will close on 30 June 2021. Apply at Voice4Change.

BBC Children in Need - small and main grants programme

Grants are available for work with children and young people aged 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  • illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  • any kind of disability
  • behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Grant details

Grant size:

  • small grants - up to (and including) £10,000 per year
  • main grants - £10,001 or more, per year
  • grants may be up to 3 years in length
  • no more than £40,000 per year

Funding covers:

  • project delivery (including staffing and salary costs)
  • organisational costs to support stability and adaptation (including the day-to-day running costs of an organisation as opposed to specific project costs)

Organisation type

  • not-for-profit organisations

Deadline

  • 12 April 2021

Apply at BBC Children in Need.

Video conference for all parents and carers from Enfield, Haringey and Barnet

All parents and carers who live in Enfield, Haringey and Barnet are invited to join a Zoom video conference on 12 June 2021, 10am to 1pm.

The purpose of the event is for parents to:

  • find out about services available to them in their borough
  • have a better understanding of what these services offer
  • be given guidance as to how they can access support
  • be given a platform for asking questions

Parents can join at any time between 10am and 1pm.

You can join the event using this Zoom link.

Meeting details:

Holiday activities and food programme from Get Active and Tuck In

Enfield Council Youth Development Service is providing fantastic free activities and nutritious packed lunches for young people during the Easter Holiday.

The scheme will run from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 16 April 2021. Young people who take part in the free activities will also be provided with a nutritious packed lunch, totally free.

These activities will take place in the following youth centres:

  • Craig Park Youth Centre
  • Ponders End Youth Centre
  • Alan Pullinger Youth Centre
  • Croyland Youth Centre

Eligibility

To be eligible for this programme a young person must be aged between 11 and 16, and currently receiving free school meals.

If you are working with a young person that fits this criteria, please share this fantastic opportunity with them or their parent/guardian. To gain access to activities, the young person or parent/guardian must register at Youth Enfield Positive Activities Portal (click on the register button at the top of the page).

Book now on the following programmes:

Youth Bubble free after school activities programmes

Inspiring Young Enfield Programme

Get Active and Tuck In Holiday programme

Healthwatch Mental Health Q&A session

Watch a recorded Mental Health Q&A session from 17 March 2021 on Health Watch Enfield.

Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Bags of Help is temporary closed and will relaunch on Thursday 1 April. To register interest in receiving information about the new programme, email tescocommunitygrants@groundwork.org.uk.

For more information when available, visit Tesco Bags of Help.

The Future Neighbourhoods fund

The Future Neighbourhoods fund is a £3million fund aimed at London’s most climate-vulnerable and deprived areas, and those where communities have been worst hit by the pandemic.

It’s aiming to trial new approaches of embedding sustainable ways of living within communities – with the aim or regenerating and restoring local neighbourhoods. This includes things like better or new green and public spaces, supporting local economies with new ways of working - such as repair and re-use - encouraging better provision of fresh food through growing spaces, and also improving housing conditions by retrofitting homes to reduce fuel poverty.

The fund aims to encourage local partnerships to be formed, to bid into the fund. It’s recognised that one organisation alone can’t do this, and also there is a specific requirement for community involvement in the design of schemes.

To find out more visit London.gov.uk.

Invitation to UKCIS Evidence Group webinar

After the success of our UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) evidence group’s webinars (see the blogs of the first and second event), we are pleased to invite you to our third event, which will take place on 28 April, 2pm to 3:30pm.

The webinar, this time, will focus on adult online harms, more specifically on revenge pornography and stalking. Once again, we have invited high-level experts from research, policy and practice who will participate to our debate.

This webinar is organised by UKCIS Evidence Group, in collaboration with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Institute of Connected Communities, Middlesex University and Aston University.

Please reserve your place at Eventbrite.

Enfield Children's Portal

Have you seen Enfield Children’s Portal recently? Packed with information and advice for parents and children of all ages, the portal includes the Early Help Family hub, our resources directory and much more.

Visit Enfield Children’s Portal if you need to make a safeguarding or early help referral, are looking for information, advice and guidance, or are considering adopting a child or becoming a foster carer.

Local Motion – Creating a Shared Ambition for Local Change webinar

Local Motion are running a free webinar, Creating a Shared Ambition for Local Change.

  • Date - 13 April 2021
  • Time - 10am to 12pm
  • Cost - free of charge

Who should attend?

Local Motion would like community groups in Enfield to attend, who want to find out more about how Local Motion will work with local people and how they can participate.

To book your place, complete this event booking form.

Kathleen Kelly, Local Motion’s Director of Collaboration, will share issues people have been raising so far in Enfield and will take questions and suggestions for future participation.

Local Motion is a collaboration of six funders who want to work with people and organisations in Enfield to create long term systemic change.

Local Motion’s vision is to use their collective experience and resources to support local people to address the social, environmental and economic priorities that matter to them and to derive as much learning as possible from that process. The six funders who created Local Motion are:

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Lankelly Chase Foundation
  • Tudor Trust
  • City Bridge Trust

Christian Action Housing Association vacancy: Support Worker (sleep in)

Christian Action Housing Association have part time permanent Support Worker roles available in the Supported Housing Team.

This role will provide night time cover and some daytime cover. The hours required are 10pm to 7am, 7 days a week, as well as 4 hours on Saturday and Sunday daytime.

View the Support Worker role profile and person specification (PDF).

Please email applications to hresources@christianaction.org.uk.

Local elections

Voting at a polling station

If you’re voting in person on 6 May, polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

Don’t forget to clean your hands, keep a safe distance, wear a face covering and bring your own pen. If you need any assistance, just talk to your polling station staff. Help keep yourself and others safe at polling stations.

Voting by post

Your postal vote needs to be with the elections team at your local council by 10pm on polling day to be counted. If you haven't posted your postal vote pack in time, you can take it to your polling station on polling day.

Finding your polling station

Do you know where your polling station is? To find yours and other important information visit Electoral Commission.

Your vote is yours, and yours alone

Your vote doesn’t belong to anyone who intimidates you, pretends to be you, tries to bribe you, or enters the polling booth with you. If someone tries to take your vote, or the vote of anyone you know, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or visit Crimestoppers.

Voters with learning disabilities

Learning Disability England has published a May 2021 local elections resources hub which provides a range of useful resources to support voters with learning disabilities to engage in this year’s local elections. It includes information about the right to vote, accessibility, events, easy read guides, videos, and a survey to gather insights into why people don’t vote.

EU Settlement Scheme - time is running out to apply

Are you from the Bulgarian or Roma community, living in Edmonton? Edmonton Community Partnership can give support to local EU citizens, who need to apply for Settled Status and Pre-Settled Status.

Be prepared, apply before the 30 June 2021 deadline. Apply on behalf of your children even if you’ve already applied for yourself. Protect your family’s rights to continue to work, study, access healthcare and benefits in the UK. Learn more and see how to apply at Edmonton Community Partnership.

Feeling anxious about restrictions easing?

Although many of us will be glad that restrictions are easing and life is slowly returning to normal, this can also bring anxieties and worries. Feeling anxious is a natural reaction to certain situations. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to talk to someone. For practical tips and advice visit NHS – every mind matters.

COVID-19 vaccinations update, including pregnancy

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for Enfield residents aged 40 and over. You can book an appointment at NHS – book coronavirus vaccination or by calling 119.

Pregnant women who are eligible for the vaccine can speak to a healthcare professional from their maternity team or their GP, before booking an appointment.

If you are concerned about COVID-19 and fertility, it may be helpful to watch this video from Dr Farzana Hussain on YouTube.

Medical Help is available – NHS 111

If you need help to treat an urgent, but not serious or life-threatening medical situation, or you’re not sure what help you need, contact NHS 111. A trained adviser will assess you and if you need to go to A&E a timeslot can be booked for you.

You can contact them through the NHS 111 website, or free phone on 111, to get the right treatment, at the right time.

In an emergency always call 999.

Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.

Created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, the award is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.

QAVS is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community. Volunteers are expected to be leading its work.

Nominate your volunteer group by visiting Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Supporting high streets and town centres

It's great to see non-essential shops, outdoor hospitality and leisure centres open again. To show your support for Enfield’s local high streets and town centres, download our Live Shop Eat Play poster (PDF) and display it in your place of business or home.

If you choose to go out shopping or dining, remember your face covering, hand sanitiser and to socially distance. Please use the NHS COVID-19 app, to help keep you and your community safe.

Have you served in the Armed Forces including National Service?

Age UK Enfield has launched a Veteran Support Project, a new service which supports anyone who has served in the Armed Forces or National Service and their families.

Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, the two-year project will support veterans living in Enfield to reduce isolation and loneliness. The project will run fortnightly social and physical activity groups on Zoom and in-person (restrictions allowing), supporting people to make friends, be physically and mentally active and linking them to local activities and services.

Kate Reader, the Veteran Support Project Advisor, said:

‘This is a really exciting project to be involved with and compliments the six-month Veteran Support Project that Age UK Enfield ran last year. Loneliness and social isolation are an issue for many veterans living in Enfield, more so with the pandemic, and this project is a wonderful opportunity to begin to address this issue and offer support. The project will give veterans and their families the opportunity to meet other people in a friendly, social environment, take part in physical activity if they wish, and link with Age UK Enfield and other local services. We can support anyone who has completed at least one day of military service including National Service and are hoping to offer our support to many people over 50 in Enfield’.

To be eligible for this service, the person needs to be a veteran (anyone who has completed at least one day of military service) and be 50 or over, or be a close family member of a veteran.

If you or someone you know is interested in this service and would like more information, contact Kate Reader by email at kate.reader@ageukenfield.org.uk or call 020 8375 4120. For more information visit Age UK Enfield or call on 020 8375 4120.

Steps to Freedom - support for victims of domestic violence

Steps to Freedom is running a coffee afternoon drop-in service to support ladies who are affected by domestic violence.

The events will start on 20 May, and run every Thursday, 12:30pm to 2pm at Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG.

For more information see the Steps to Freedom Coffee Afternoon flyer (PDF).

Active Enfield free online fitness sessions

Active Enfield have three free online programmes running:

Find out more at Active Enfield.

Not well? Not sure what to do? Contact NHS 111

If you need help to treat an urgent, but not serious or life-threatening medical need, contact NHS 111. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can arrange a call back from a nurse, doctor or other trained medical professional.

NHS 111 can now book timeslots in A&E if necessary, at North Middlesex hospital and Barnet hospital.

This service is free to use and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can contact them either through the NHS app, by calling 111 free, or through the NHS 111 website - to get the right treatment, at the right time.

In an emergency, always call 999.

EU Settlement Scheme - time is running out to apply

There are less than 50 days to the 30 June 2021 deadline to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen or their family member (resident in the UK by 31 December), including those who have permanent residency or an EEA Biometric Residence Card (BRC), apply now to continue to work, study, access healthcare and benefits in the UK.

You should apply on behalf of your children even if you’ve already applied for yourself.

Translated materials

EU Settlement Scheme translated information materials are available in 26 EU languages to support EU, EEA and Swiss citizens to apply. These can be accessed at GOV.UK - EU SS translated information.

Apply

Find out how to apply today at GOV.UK – EU Settlement Scheme.

Enfield Neighbourhood Fund – application link now live

Up to £1.4 million will be made available over the next two years to fund a range of projects that will improve the day-to-day lives of our communities and neighbourhoods, as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Enfield Neighbourhood Fund has been set up to ensure local communities can raise funds from new development, to support the delivery of infrastructure and services, such as environmental improvements and new community facilities. It will also allow them to get more actively involved in their neighbourhood and help shape its future.

For more information and to submit an idea, visit our Enfield Neighbourhood Fund page.

Selective licensing scheme launching in Enfield

Property licensing in Enfield is changing.

From 1 September 2021, in 14 areas of Enfield, properties that are privately rented to single family households or two unrelated people need to be licensed by the landlord.

Property licensing in Enfield will improve living conditions, make homes safer and make the borough a more desirable place to live, work and enjoy.
Landlords and property letting agents need to check if their property is in the area of the borough that needs a licence by visiting our property licensing page.

For more information about the introduction of Selective Licensing Scheme, view our recent press release.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Phase 2

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Phase 2 is now live.

This grant supports businesses that are not covered by other government grant schemes and have not received previous funding. This grant also covers freelancers, home-based businesses and self-employed businesses. The total amount available to Enfield businesses is £6million.

How to apply

We have designed a quick and easy form, which you can find on our financial support page.

Please check that you have the necessary evidence before starting your application, including bank statements, HMRC documentation and proof of Enfield address.

Phase 2 of the ARG has different eligibility criteria to any previous discretionary grant scheme. You should read the phase two eligibility criteria and grant values (PDF) before applying.

Note also that old application reference numbers from previous discretionary grant schemes are not valid for this application and don't need to be provided.

The deadline for Phase 2 applications is 6 June at 11:59pm.

For more information, visit GOV.UK - Additional Restrictions Grant.