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

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 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 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.

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.

You can also view the list of upcoming Learning Curve training courses (PDF).

North London Samaritans - open day

North London Samaritans are welcoming interested local organisations from Barnet, Enfield and Haringey to an open day at the Tin tabernacle at Bounds Green.

The day is aimed at organisations interested in finding out more about the North London Samaritans services, partnering on projects, or being able to signpost their clients. If you would be interested in attending and would like to receive an invitation, email admin@northlondonsamaritans.org.uk. Spaces are limited.

Second-hand bike market and Dr Bike services

Cycle Enfield are holding a second-hand bike market, along with Dr Bike bicycle checks, minor repairs and registration service. This event will be on Saturday 4 April, 10am to 4pm at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre.

View more information in the Peddle My Wheels flyer (PDF).

Enfield’s library strategy needs you!

-Does your organisation use Enfield’s Library Service?
-Would you like to find out more about what Enfield’s Library Service can offer your organisation and your members?
-Do you want to work together with libraries to deliver shared outcomes that benefits all residents?

Join us at our upcoming workshop to share ideas on how the council can work with local partners to deliver an even better library service.

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 10am to 12:15pm
Venue: Conference Room, Civic Centre, Silver Street EN1 3XY

If you would like to attend the engagement event, please email Deanna.hobday@enfield.gov.uk

Learning disability and autism awareness training

Learn more about learning difficulties and autism, and the challenges that people face. For more information, view the Learning Disability and Autism Training flyer (PDF).

Enfield Carers Centre newsletter

Find out more about Enfield Carers Centre in the Carers Voice newsletter (PDF).

Cancer, let's beat it together

If diagnosed early, bowel cancer is treatable and curable. Whatever your age, if you notice anything unusual, see your GP.

A simple test looks for blood in poo which can indicate the presence of cancer or polyps (non-cancerous growths). Screening can detect tiny amounts of blood in poo, which can’t normally be seen. The test is quick and easy to use, and you can do the test in the privacy of your own home.

If you are aged 60 to 74 and registered with a GP, you will automatically be sent a test kit every two years. If aged 75 or over you can request a kit by calling Freephone 0800 707 60 60.

Bowel cancer screening saves lives. Detect it early. To find out about bowel cancer screening, visit Healthy Enfield.

Film courses in 2020

The Workers’ Educational Association is holding film courses.

Find out more information in the WEA film courses flyer (PDF).

CONEL open day

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) is holding an Open Day at its Tottenham and Enfield Centres on Saturday 7 March from 10am to 2pm.

The college offers free courses to people aged 16 to 18, and up to Level 2 for adults as well as apprenticeships and free short courses throughout the year.

For more information, view the CONEL open day poster (PDF).

Barnet and Southgate College courses

Barnet and Southgate College currently have two courses running, Community Link and CourseLINK.

View more information about Community Link (PDF).

View more information about CourseLINK (PDF).

Right To Thrive grants scheme

Thrive LDN have launched a new grants scheme to help support the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners who are experiencing higher levels of unfair treatment and discrimination.

View more information about Right to Thrive grants.

Black History Month event

You are invited to the Enfield Caribbean Association Black History Month event 2020, which is a Celebration of Black British Literature. The event will take place on Saturday 29 February from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.

View more information in the BHM 2020 poster (PDF).

Your professional local payroll provider

Whether your business is growing with limited resources, cannot find the right talent at the right price or simply require more time to focus on your core competencies, VT Payroll may be the answer you are looking for.

For more information, view the VT Payroll advert (PDF).

Gospel Temple Luncheon Club

The Gospel Temple will be holding a luncheon club on Sunday 29 March 2020 from 1pm at Ponders End United Reformed Church, College Court, Enfield, EN3 4EY.

Citizens Advice Enfield's Research and Campaigns Group

The Citizens Advice Enfield (CAE) Research and Campaigns Group and its meetings are part of CAE's wider research and campaigns strategy (see below).

We meet four times a year, alternating between Vincent House (where CAE is based) and the Civic Centre. Meetings are informal and largely user-driven, but we have identified the following objectives to help set the agenda for our meetings and make the best use of our time together:

  • we work together to identify existing and emerging local issues impacting our clients, other Enfield residents and our communities
  • we share information and expertise, assisting agencies to raise awareness of the problems their clients face and the services that can help
  • we look at how we can better respond to the common problems faced by our clients, sharing innovation and best practice solutions from our own organisations and elsewhere
  • we are a supportive network of professionals, respecting confidentiality and existing protocols

Meetings are attended by our partners from local organisations who can both benefit from and contribute to the items under discussion. This includes Enfield Council, DWP, housing associations, MPs’ constituency staff, EVA, North Enfield Food Bank, and London Fire Brigade.

Enfield Housing Partnership

As housing is such a major issue in Enfield, there is also a specialist subgroup, the Enfield Housing Partnership (EHP), which reports back to the Research and Campaigns Group. The EHP coordinates our annual landlord and tenant forums, which are another element of our research and campaign work, and seek to educate both groups on their rights and responsibilities.

Our meetings for 2020 are scheduled as follows, usual time 1 to 3pm:

  • Wednesday 22 April 2020 – Civic Centre
  • Wednesday 15 July 2020 – Vincent House
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 (TBC) – Civic Centre

If anyone would like to attend meetings or is interested in finding out more, email CAE-RCGrp@outlook.com or call 020 8366 8244 (option 1) via NLCU.

2027: Applications now open for 2020

2027 launched in 2017, supported by Big Lottery Fund, Barrow Cadbury Trust and Esmee Faibairn. It’s a 12-month salaried job and professional development programme, giving talented people from working-class communities with experience working in frontline roles the tools and experience to develop in grant-giving positions in foundations and trusts.

The deadline for applications in 26 March 2020.

For more information, view the 2027 invitation letter (PDF).

Over 50’s Job Club

Do you live in the Borough of Enfield? Are you in receipt of Universal Credit? Are you looking for work and want help?

The Over 50’s Job Club have sessions that run from two libraries in the borough.

View more information on the Over 50’s Tuesday Job Club (PDF).

View more information on the Over 50’s Wednesday Job Club (PDF).

Community response to coronavirus crisis

You may be aware that the council is coordinating a community response to the threat and challenge posed by the coronavirus.

View the joint letter from the Leader of the Council and Chief Executive of Enfield Voluntary Action (PDF) which sets out how we plan to work across our communities to get help to those who need it.

Housing Allocation Scheme consultation

Enfield Council are seeking views from voluntary sector organisations on the proposed changes to housing allocation. This is happening because we need to ensure that Enfield Council homes go to those who need them most.

View the Housing Allocation Scheme consultation to complete our online questionnaire, which should take about 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like to respond officially as an organisation, reply by email to james.downing@enfield.gov.uk with suggestions or observations that you would like us to take into consideration.

The closing date for responses is 24 April 2020.

The Children’s International Voices of Enfield Cabaret

Back by popular demand, with another round table concert at The Dugdale Centre on Saturday 17 May 2020.

To book tickets, visit Dugdale Centre.

PayPoint

View the PayPoint leaflet (PDF).

Youth Alive programme

The Youth Alive programme is for young people aged 10 to 19 in the Edmonton area. This programme encourages young people to look after their wellbeing, build their confidence and happiness, feel empowered, learn a new skill and take part in physical activities. This aims to reduce health inequalities in a community setting.

Participants can take part in activities including basketball, football, cooking, acting and drama lessons. This is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, recognising that health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, whilst focusing on individual need. Young people are referred to their local health champion, who will discuss what the child’s interests are and signpost them to free or low-cost activities.

To refer a young person, complete the referral form (PDF) and email this to socialprescribing@enfieldva.org.uk, or call 020 8373 6268. The young person will then be contacted by a specialist Health Champion.

View the Youth Alive poster (PDF).

Adult Learning Academy courses

Adult Learning Academy have secured funding to deliver courses to community groups, charities and organisations for just £20 admin fee per person. This is instead of the full price per course shown in the courses leaflet (PDF).

Cancer, Let's Beat it Together

If diagnosed early, bowel cancer is treatable and curable. Whatever your age, if you notice anything unusual see your GP.

A simple test looks for blood in poo which can indicate the presence of cancer or polyps (non-cancerous growths). Screening can detect tiny amounts of blood in poo, which can't normally be seen. The test is quick and easy to use, and you can do the test in the privacy of your own home.

If you're aged 60 to 74 and registered with a GP, you will automatically be sent a test kit every two years. If you're aged 75 or over, you can request a kit by calling Freephone 0800 707 60 60.

Bowel cancer screening saves lives. Detect it early. To find out more about bowel cancer screening, visit Healthy Enfield.

Over 50's Job Club

Do you live in the Borough of Enfield? Are you in receipt of Universal Credit? Are you looking for work and want help?

The Over 50's Job Club have sessions that run from two libraries in the borough.

View more information on the Over 50’s Tuesday Job Club (PDF).

View more information on the Over 50's Wednesday Job Club (PDF)

Samafal - Free benefit advice

Samafal is offering free information about benefits.

For more information visit Samafal, email info@samafal.org.uk or call 020 8373 2722.

View the Samafal benefits flyer (PDF).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Doctors of the World has published the latest NHS coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 46 languages, produced in partnership with the British Red Cross.

Public Health England has produced the following information:

Cambridgeshire County Council has produced coronavirus videos and leaflets in various languages.

BSL Health Access have launched an on demand remote British Sign Language interpreting service for UK’s deaf community. For more information, view the BSL Health Access leaflet (PDF).

Enfield’s housing advisory services during the coronavirus crisis

We are committed to preventing homelessness and helping those in housing need, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, by ensuring our residents can access essential services during the coronavirus outbreak.

For more information, view our Housing Service poster (PDF) which has been translated into Albanian, Bulgarian, French, German, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Somalian, Spanish and Turkish. If other translations are needed, we will make these available.

The poster and translations have also been put on the door of John Wilkes House, which is closed to members of the public.

If you're worried about anyone who is sleeping rough, you can report this at Streetlink or call them on 0300 500 0914.

View information about Enfield Council's help for residents facing financial hardship (PDF).

Eastern European Forum

View their COVID-19 support leaflet (PDF) and Update Eastern European Forum (PDF).

Proud to Care London - job vacancies

Proud to Care London is a recruitment site for the care sector. They urgently need to recruit more people so they can link them into crucial jobs, to provide urgently needed care to people in our community.

If you're a care worker, care manager, social worker, occupational therapist, chef or cleaner, you can help save lives in the coronavirus crisis.

To find out how you can get involved and what opportunities are on offer visit Proud to Care London.

Funding opportunities

  • Guidance for London Community Response grants – Wave Two
  • Grants Online has issued a list of community foundations and other organisations who have launched funding programmes to help local organisations and communities with their emergency responses to COVID-19
  • Sport England has announced a £195 million package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
  • For information on individual funds for COVID-19, view the financial support for individuals (PDF)

Young Londoners Fund - coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Alongside the London Community Response Fund, there is further emergency funding available from the Charities Aid Foundation, Sport England, Arts Council and Young Women's Trust. The Youth Futures Foundation is also open for long-term funding for projects supporting young people.

For more information, view the Mayor of London funding opportunities (PDF).

For further coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and guidance, visit City Hall.

Help and support information

Kooth online counselling service

Kooth is launching across Enfield on 1 April 2020 to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people. Kooth provides a chance to interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor.

For more information, view the Kooth statement supporting COVID-19 (PDF).

View their Need to talk? poster (PDF) and web banner (PDF).

Resources for the Roma on COVID-19

Roma Support Group are trying to outreach the Roma community across the UK, to raise awareness of the Government's guidance on coronavirus.

For more information, visit Resources for the Roma community.

Alzheimer's Society local services update

View the update of local services from the Alzheimer's Society (PDF).

Employee assistance counselling helpline

For more information about the service, visit My Life or view the How can we help you? leaflet (PDF).

Coronavirus mental health response fund

Voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations have a vital role working alongside our NHS colleagues to support anyone who has a mental health problem.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, demand for mental health services is increasing.

To help VCS organisations based in England continue to provide mental health services, or provide additional support, organisations can apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) grant.

For more information and how to apply, visit Mind.

Small Grants Fund

The Small Grants Fund to provide cooked food is now closed to new applicants. We would like to thank everyone who applied.

Mental Health Awareness Week

COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives. In these uncertain times it’s important to take care of your mind as well as your body, and to make sure you get any support you need.

Five tips to mental wellbeing:

  • Connect - stay in contact with family and friends
  • Be active - find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life
  • Keep learning - keep your mind active. Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.
  • Give to others - volunteering can help yourself and others. A telephone call can go a long way to help during these difficult times.
  • Be mindful - relaxation techniques can help with different emotions and worries and feelings of anxiety

Find out more information at Enfield Health and Wellbeing.

My Time online counselling service

There is an online wellbeing service for young people.

For more information, view the My Time counselling leaflet (PDF).

Child immunisations

Public Health England (PHE) have three posters available, advertising child immunisations:

New Enfield Domestic Abuse Hub and freephone helpline

The Enfield Domestic Abuse Hub and freephone helpline, 0800 923 9009, went live on 1 May 2020. It will be operational from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Introduction

Domestic abuse is everyone’s responsibility. All services must continue to promote awareness and understanding, responding and supporting accordingly. Developing a multi-agency hub with a dedicated freephone telephone line will:

  • support and enhance the current delivery
  • increase safe opportunities for those most in need to make contact
  • offer a joined-up holistic whole-council response to domestic abuse
  • respond to concerns quickly to reduce risks to and ensure safety of children and vulnerable adults

The Domestic Abuse Hub does not replace either the Early Help Family Hub, Children’s or Adult’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs, but will be linking closely to them both with key link professionals in place.

Always dial 999 if an ambulance or the police are required.

Enfield domestic abuse helpline toolkit

Your organisation can help to support those in need of help by promoting the helpline. Freephone 0800 923 9009.

We have included an easy-to-use toolkit for your organisation to use, which includes a range of images, key messages and links.

Key messages to send out with visuals

  • In a relationship, violence, threats and controlling behaviour are all signs of domestic abuse. Don’t be afraid to call us for help and support. Domestic abuse is a crime.
  • This is a particularly worrying and difficult time for adults and children living with abuse. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, call us. We are here to help you. Domestic abuse is not okay and is a crime.
  • The Domestic Abuse Hub will provide a multi-agency response to anyone fleeing domestic abuse. There will be a dedicated free telephone number and a specialist team to ensure no-one is turned away, and that support is there for anyone in need.
  • Domestic abuse remains a hidden problem in our society, which has a massive impact on those affected and their families. Domestic abuse happens across all communities, faiths and cultures. Don’t be afraid to report it. Call us.
  • We would like to reassure you that we will be doing all that we can to support you, both now during this challenging time and in the future. Call us, domestic abuse is a crime.
  • Being in isolation doesn't mean you're on your own. We can support you #enfieldCallUs

Accompanying visuals

Where appropriate, please include the hashtag #enfieldCallUs on your social media posts - not only with domestic abuse marketing visuals but, where appropriate, other posts about help and support your organisation offers. This will help promote the service and hopefully make the helpline number known to a wider audience.

We also have a dedicated domestic abuse page on our website, where you can find out more about the helpline and other issues relating to domestic abuse.

There is also a dedicated email address, callusDAH@enfield.gov.uk, which can be used by victims of abuse (or friends/family) to access help and support.

My Time online counselling service

Every Parent and Child provide an online wellbeing service for young people in Enfield.

For more information, view the My Time counselling leaflet (PDF).

Gospel Temple

Gospel Temple Apostolic Church has been recognised for the work they do in the community by the National Diversity Awards.

For more information, visit The Voice.

Rough sleeping and the Armed Forces community

During the COVID-19 pandemic, local authorities have worked tirelessly to bring rough sleepers off the streets and into emergency accommodation. This presents us all with a chance to end rough sleeping for good.

The Royal British Legion has been working hard throughout this time to make sure their vital services and support remain available to the Armed Forces community.

They provide specialist support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families who are at risk of homelessness, or simply trying to understand their rights. They can help with finding emergency accommodation, support people into social housing, and help people furnish and settle into new homes with their direct grants.

If you've recently housed members of the Armed Forces community in emergency accommodation, please consider if the Legion can help you in supporting them into suitable and longer term accommodation.

You can contact the Royal British Legion by calling 0808 802 8080 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week), emailing info@britishlegion.org.uk, or via webchat.

The Legion also continues to operate the Veterans' Gateway, along with a network of Armed Forces organisations. Veterans' Gateway supports veterans and their families across a range of issues including housing, employment and finances. Advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 0808 802 1212 or by visiting Veterans' Gateway.

If you need any further help from the Legion, you can contact Mrs Nicola Cook, Assistant Director Operations, by calling 07458 085 494, or emailing ncook@britishlegion.org.uk.

WEA live online learning

For more information, view the Enfield and Southgate WEA leaflet (PDF).

Enfield ShopAppy

Bring the high street to your home with ShopAppy, Enfield's new online marketplace.

For more information, view the Enjoy Enfield flyer (PDF).

Caring for mind and body

If you're concerned with how the coronavirus is affecting your health, visit Healthy Enfield.

For tips to help you take care of your mind as well as your body, view the Are you OK? booklet (PDF).

Kooth - Support for young people

Kooth is an online counselling service for young people, providing mental health and wellbeing support.

For more information, view the Kooth leaflet (PDF).

View their Need to talk? poster (PDF) and web banner (PDF).

Summer Uni 2020 course registration

Summer Uni is back this year.

For more information, visit Youth Enfield.

View the Summer Uni 2020 poster (PDF).