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Third sector and partnership development

The Third Sector and Partnership Development team provides a central point of contact for the council, the voluntary and community sector and partner agencies. You can email tsd@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 organisations details online.


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


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.

2018 meetings

2017 meetings

2016 meetings

2015 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.






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 tsd@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

Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy

As some of you may know, the online public consultation on Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy went live on 19 December 2018. This survey has now ended.

New Local Plan and Heritage Strategy

We are consulting on a new Local Plan and draft Heritage Strategy for Enfield. 

Enfield’s new Local Plan will be the key planning policy document for the borough. Once adopted, it will contain policies that, together with the London Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework and any related policy and guidance documents, will be used in determining planning applications and will shape how the borough will accommodate development and be regenerated over the next fifteen years.

The Heritage Strategy was developed from workshops with participants from across the communities and sets out how we will celebrate and manage Enfield’s heritage over the next five years.

For more information, visit:

The consultation will run until 5pm on 28 February.

If you have trouble accessing the document, email localplan@enfield.gov.uk or contact us on 020 8379 3866.

myHOME council housing conferences

We are holding a free council leaseholder conference on Saturday 16 February and a council tenant conference on Saturday 23 March.

For more information, see our housing conference leaflet (PDF).

February - LGBT History Month 2019

Are you planning an event for LGBT History Month? If so, you can send the details to caroline.baker@enfield.gov.uk.

Caroline oversees Enfield’s LGBT Staff Group, working closely with the LGBT Network, and would like to publicise your events to Enfield colleagues.

The theme this year is ‘Peace, Activism and Reconciliation’. For more information, visit LGBT History Month.

Caroline also produces a quarterly newsletter.  If you have any items you would like included in respect of LGBT, let Caroline know. The deadline for the April newsletter is Friday 22 March 2019.

Take control of your health - Wellbeing Hub

There is help and support available from Enfield Public Health through the new Wellbeing Hub. The hub is open between 10am and 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday at:
59 Church Street
EN2 6AN (opposite Enfield Town Library).

At the Wellbeing Hub, you can meet Enfield Council’s Health Trainers and Health Champions.

Health Trainers is a free confidential advice and support service to help you to eat healthier, be more active, lose weight and stop smoking.

Health Champions, local trained volunteers, will also be available to offer health help and advice as well as job search support.

For more information, visit Healthy Enfield or view our Wellbeing Hub postcard (PDF).

Arzu’s crochet classes

For more information, view our crochet lessons leaflet (PDF).

Zebras community café consultation

The project is aimed at providing local disabled adults with the opportunity to come along and volunteer with us in a public setting.

We will be looking to employ four disabled adults, and 2/3 voluntary supervisory staff members to assist, support and empower fellow adult volunteers. People will be able to gain vital life skills, independence, learn concepts of budgeting money and communication skills for working with the public through the experience. There will also be education on healthy living and eating well.

Harriet Piercy, the charity Founder and CEO, is a qualified Life Skills Coach and will be managing the project and giving direct input to the volunteers.

Zebras Charity is a member of the Enfield Council 100 hours volunteering scheme therefore anyone volunteering for this project will be given the chance to complete the hours if they wish to.

For more information, you can come to the consultation on Wednesday 30 January at 12:30pm. You can also view our cafe consultation (PDF).

Worried about your rights post-Brexit?

Thanks to GLA funding, Citizens Advice Enfield will be holding an information event for eastern European nationals about Brexit, explaining what they will need to do to acquire settled status once the UK has left the European Union.  This will be held on 28 Feb 2019 at 6pm in the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town. 

All European nationals are welcome, just come along. Tea and coffee will be provided and information will be given in English, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and Albanian.  

Support for rough sleepers

Winter is here, and we are all feeling the cold.

The fastest way to report a rough sleeper is by visiting Streetlink. You can also contact them on 0300 500 0914. If the person needs urgent medical assistance, please call 999.

If you receive enquiries from, or about, rough sleepers, or are concerned about someone sleeping rough, do not wait to report to the Council’s housing or social services staff, this will delay further action. An alert should be raised to Streetlink.

Freedom programme

This free course provides a supportive, safe and friendly environment involving active participation in structured discussions on the subject of domestic abuse.

For more information, view our freedom programme leaflet (PDF). You can also view our  agency referral form (PDF).

Healthwatch Enfield annual conference

Healthwatch Enfield annual conference is now open for bookings, and your opportunity to join the team.

For more information, view our annual conference leaflet (PDF).

Health awareness workshops 2019

Diversity Living Services are hosting a number of workshops which aims at improving health, increasing knowledge and understanding various health issues.

For more information, a list of workshops and how to book, view our workshops leaflet (PDF).

Improving health and wellbeing in Enfield

We want to hear your views. Improving our resident’s health and wellbeing is a top priority for Enfield. Together, Enfield Council, health services and the voluntary sector are developing new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of Enfield residents.

The consultation closed on 10 February 2019.

Be Sugar Smart

Enfield Council is encouraging, staff, mums, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles - all residents to be sugar smart.

By a few simple changes, you can reduce sugar for yourself and those you care for. Perhaps you can become sugar smart by reducing sugary treats. Take the sugar smart pledge.

For more information, visit Sugar Smart. You can also share your ideas for cutting down on sugar #HealthyEnfield.

How cancer aware are you?

We want to know whether Enfield residents are aware of what the common symptoms of cancer are and the lifestyle changes that can be made to help prevent it.

Being aware of what to look out for and cancers being diagnosed at an early stage can make all the difference.

Visit Cancer Aware to complete the survey.

MyLife one stop shop - help available

MyLife Enfield is a one stop shop where help and advice is offered through an online tool. Information helps residents to improve, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as support to live as independently as possible in their own home.

There is a resource directory with a range of information about keeping safe, travel and transport, things to do, care homes, health and wellbeing. There are also links to AskSARA, which gives advice and links to aids and equipment to help residents stay in their own home for longer.

Whether you need information and advice for you, your family, friends or people you care for in your professional role, visit MyLife.

Register to vote

Don’t lose your right to vote!

It is important to register to vote, so you can vote in future elections or referendums. Registering to vote can boost your credit score and make is quicker and easier for you to get finance or a mortgage. It can also help you access to use more Local Government Services.

Once registered you can then apply to vote by post. Postal voting gives you the convenience of receiving your vote by post. You won’t need to attend a polling station. You will receive your pack in advance of polling day.

It’s quick and easy to register to vote. All you need is your National Insurance number or passport, then go to GOV.UK.

If you have any questions or prefer to complete a paper form, email Electoral Services elections@enfield.gov.uk or contact the team on 020 8379 8582. You can also visit our  I Love Enfield pages.

Getting empty properties back into use

We need your help to identify empty private properties.

As part of Empty Properties week, Enfield Council is working to ensure empty properties are brought back into use as quickly as possible.

To report an empty property, email empty.property@enfield.gov.uk or contact the team on 020 8379 4287.

For more information about how we get empty properties back into use visit empty properties pages.

Health and Wellbeing Board elections

The Health and Wellbeing Board nominations for Voluntary and Community Sector representatives closed on Tuesday 22 January 2019. As the two nominations we received were uncontested, it will not be necessary to hold an election.

The successful nominations were:

  • Vivien Giladi – representing the Over 50s Forum
  • Pamela Burke – representing the Enfield Carers Centre

We would like to congratulate them both and welcome Pamela to the Board and thank Vivien for her continued support.

We would also like to thank Litsa Worrall from Alpha Care Specialists (formerly GGCCE) for her valuable contribution to the Board over the last four years and wish her all the best.

For further information, email tsd@enfield.gov.uk.

British Sign Language (BSL) and visually impaired drop-in sessions

For more information and dates, view the drop-ins for visually impaired people leaflet (PDF).

PAARS relaunch

From 1 March 2019, PAARS will be known as Family Based Solutions.

Their service will remain the same:

  • Child to parent abuse (6 to 18 year olds)
  • DART - working with families to help them recover from previous domestic abuse
  • Solution Focused training for professionals
  • BOSS program - a paid service we deliver to schools

For information on their conference, view the invitation (PDF). If you would like to attend, you can book a place by visiting Eventbrite.

They will also be hosting a dinner and dance relaunch event to raise awareness of their services. To purchase tickets email paars@rocketmail.com or call 020 8363 6262.

View their re-launch dinner and dance event leaflet (PDF).

Albany United Badminton Club 

Albany United Badminton Club plays every Wednesday evening from 8.20pm till 10pm at:

ARK John Keats Academy
52 Bell Lane

They welcome new members of all standards. The cost is £5 per session.

There is secure car parking in the school grounds.

If you’re interested contact Sheila Nielsen on 020 8366 1901 or email sheila.nielsen@hotmail.co.uk.

Communities Against Hate Crime

If you're a victim of hate crime or have concerns, talk to the Hate Crime Advice and Advocacy Officer at Enfield Racial Equalities Council (EREC) or drop-in to their advice surgery.

For more information, view the Communities Against Hate Crime (PDF).

Enfield Now – Community Crowdfunding workshop

Enfield Now is a crowdfunding initiative where you can share your community ideas and offer friends, neighbours, local businesses and others the chance to pledge support to make your idea a reality.

We want to support as many ideas as possible and can pledge up to £5,000 to back schemes that create connections and bring people together.

If you're interested in creating a project as part of Enfield Now, come along to find out all you need to know to start your crowdfunding campaign.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 6 March 2019, from 2pm to 4pm at:

The Conference Room
Enfield Council
Silver Street

To register visit Eventbrite.

Be Sugar Smart

We are encouraging our staff and residents to be sugar smart.

By a few simple changes, you can reduce sugar for yourself and those you care for. Perhaps you can become sugar smart by reducing sugary treats. Take the sugar smart pledge.

For more information, visit Healthy Enfield. You can also share your ideas for cutting down on sugar #HealthyEnfield.

Have you noticed any rough sleepers?

The fastest way to report a rough sleeper is by visiting Streetlink. You can also contact them on 0300 500 0914. If the person needs urgent medical assistance, please call 999.

If you receive enquiries from, or about rough sleepers, or are concerned about someone sleeping rough, don't wait to report to the Council's housing or social services staff, this will delay further action. An alert should be raised to 'Streetlink'.

Crowdfund London youth event

Crowdfund London 2019 was officially launched earlier this month. This year the Greater London Authority are keen to involve more young people in the programme. Along with general community wide briefing events, they will be running a Young Londoners event on 6 March 2019 in Brixton. It would be great if you could push this out through your appropriate youth focused channels. To register visit Eventbrite. View the briefing note (PDF).

This is a specific event for young people or organisations who work with young people. Organisations which are not youth focused should attend one of the general Crowdfund London events.

Free falls prevention training

Following last year's successful falls prevention training to over one hundred health and social care professionals working in Enfield, Enfield CEPN has funded three more free training sessions. These will be held at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town and delivered by Age UK London and Age UK Enfield

For more information view the falls prevention training (PDF).

Interested in running a course for Summer Uni 2019?

We are inviting applications from community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses to run courses in:

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

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

For an application pack you will need to visit London Tenders Portal. View how to download and upload application form for Summer Uni 2019 guide (PDF) for instructions.

View the Summer Uni flyer (PDF).

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 12 April 2019.

National Park City Festival community activity grants

The Mayor of London is working with the National Park City Foundation, other partners and Londoners to make London the world's first National Park City, and will be marking this moment with the National Park City Festival in July 2019.

For more information, view the National Park City Festival leaflet (PDF).

The Shane Project - health and wellbeing event

The Shane Project is holding a health and wellbeing event on Thursday 28 March 2019 from 11:15am to 3pm, at Park Avenue Resource Centre, 65C Park Avenue, EN1 2HL. The event will include:

  • a free SOCA dance exercise class from 10.45am to 11.45am
  • a free Tai Chi class from 12.40pm to 1.40pm
    (it is advisable to book the SOCA and Tai Chi classes in advance by ringing the Shane Project on 020 8884 6330 as spaces are limited)
  • a supported gym session (fee payable) from 11am to 12 noon (contact Dominic Hall at Fusion Sport on 07951 411922 to book)
  • guest speakers from 11.45am to 2.20pm on topics such as mindfulness and mediation, over 16s managing stress workshop, epilepsy awareness, ecotherapy and volunteering, health and nutrition and falls prevention
  • free blood pressure checks
  • Smoothie Bike (exercise to make your own smoothie)
  • HulaFit and hand hula
  • seated Zumba and personal training

Our event aims to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our own health and wellbeing, promoting self-care and striving to prevent social isolation. Please encourage your service users, clients, members, staff, volunteers, friends and colleagues to come along to this fun and informative event.

For more information, view details about The Shane Project Health & Wellbeing event (PDF).

Firs Farm event

On Saturday 2 March 2019, Friends of Firs Farm are holding a clean-up day event. They are looking for volunteers to get involved in supporting the work of the friends to continue to develop and conserve our award winning Firs Farm wetlands, park and playing fields.

For more information, view the community wetlands clean-up day poster (PDF). Also view details of the photographic competition (PDF).

Train to be a volunteer

One-to-one will be running a free accredited course on volunteering in April.

For more information, view the Train to be a Volunteer (PDF).

New light touch registration for immigration advice on EU settlement

As expected, OISC has announced a limited registration for immigration advice on EU settlement. Without this it is a criminal offence to advise.

For more information visit GOV.UK.

Friends of Firs Farm quiz

There is a fun quiz night at the Winchmore Sports Club on Friday 5 April 2019.

For more information, view the Fun Quiz Night (PDF).

Zebra Charity Easter event for children

Zebra Charity are holding an egg-citing free Easter fun event on Saturday 20 April 2019, from 12 to 2pm.

There will be a special visit from Ark Farm, where children can meet the animals!

There will also be Easter arts and crafts, food and drink, plus all children will receive an Easter egg!

If you would like to book a place for your child, email zebrascacharity@outlook.com. You will be emailed a consent and allergy form nearer the event date, which you need to complete and send back before you can attend.

For more information view the Zebra Easter event (PDF).

The event is offered for free to children with SEN. Siblings are also welcome at no extra cost.

Book now (or by 5 April) to avoid disappointment, as places are limited.

Health and Wellbeing Day - update

The health and wellbeing event hosted by The Shane Project has been moved.

For the new date and venue, view the Health and Wellbeing Day (PDF).

Interested in running a course for Summer Uni 2019?

We are inviting applications from community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses to run courses in:

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

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

For an application pack you will need to visit London Tenders Portal. View how to download and upload application form for Summer Uni 2019 guide (PDF) for instructions.

View the Summer Uni flyer (PDF).

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 12 April 2019.

East European Fair

If any organisation is interested in having a free stall at the event, contact Nishan on 07402 213 321 or 07758 118 609.

For more information, view the East European Fair (PDF).

Family Based Solutions training dates

Due to high demand there are extra training dates for ‘Working with families with complex needs’.

For more information visit Family Based Solutions.

Health services access for members of the local Turkish speaking community

North Middlesex Hospital have commissioned Enfield Voluntary Action to deliver important health services access information to members of the local Turkish speaking community. You can help by sharing this information with your stakeholders, service users, staff and volunteers and their families, friends and neighbours.

Recent research shows Turkish speaking members of our community may not be accessing the best healthcare options due to a lack of knowledge of what services are readily available. The research (by Healthwatch Enfield) identified that large numbers of Turkish speaking persons were going to A&E at North Middlesex hospital but not actually being admitted into hospital, which suggests the issue was not an accident or emergency. These persons will have had long waiting times and higher levels of anxiety, which could be avoided as there are services residents can access when they need urgent medical help with no or very short waiting times.

These services include:

  • extended opening times at some medical practices and GP centres in Enfield (including weekends) – telephone 03000 333 666 (between 8am and 8pm) to book an appointment
  • pharmacies that can treat minor ailments including coughs, colds and tummy troubles

Terrific Twos

To find out about funded early education and childcare entitlements and additional support with childcare costs, view the find out about (PDF).

Volunteers’ Week – 1 to 7 June 2019

Each year, Volunteers’ Week reaches more people in new and exciting ways. During the week hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the UK, to say thank you to volunteers and recognise their invaluable and diverse contributions.

You can let people know what you’ll be doing to celebrate Volunteers’ Week by listing your event. Here you will also find inspiring volunteering stories and resources to help make your celebrations a success.

There is also a free webinar on 2 May 2019 to talk about the different ways organisations can get involved with Volunteers’ Week. For more information and to register, visit Volunteers’ Week webinar.

Whether it’s your first time celebrating the week, or you’ve been with us from the first celebration 35 years ago, you can find everything you need to get involved by visiting Volunteers’ Week.

Homelessness and rough sleeping strategy

We are currently developing a new preventing homelessness and rough sleeping strategy. If your organisation supports Enfield residents experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness, you can help by completing our homelessness support in Enfield survey.

If you have any queries, email deanna.hobday@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 4235.

National Children's Day UK

There is a National Children's Day event on Sunday 12 May 2019, from 11am to 3pm. For more information view the Get Out & Get Active (PDF).