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.

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).

Antiques Roadshow

BBC One will be filming at Forty Hall and Estate later in the summer and needs your help to source some great items and fascinating stories.

The format of the show will be different this year to ensure the safety of the audience, staff and crew. If you would like to join in the show, you need to register your item in advance by visiting BBC and completing the 'tell us about your items' form.

They are particularly keen to find items with an interesting story, and things that reflect the diversity of Enfield. Perhaps your faith group has something it would like to share, or your community organisation has an item that identifies with a significant, historical event.

For more information, see our recent news story.

Healthy Streets photo competition

Enter now for a chance to win a great prize. All you need to do is send us a photo showing how you're travelling around Enfield, such as cycling, scooting, walking or skateboarding, to be in with a chance to win a great prize.

Please get your friends, family and groups involved.

For more information, view the Healthy Streets photo competition (PDF) or visit Cycle Enfield.

Recruiting now!

The Office for National Statistics are hiring thousands of people like you, in a range of exciting temporary roles to make Census 2021 a success.

They are currently recruiting over 150 community advisers, working with the following communities in Enfield and other boroughs:

  • Somali
  • Pakistani
  • Arab
  • Bangladeshi
  • Black African
  • Black Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Nepali

Applications are open from 3 to 28 August 2020.

Visit Census Jobs for this post and many more, including:

  • area managers
  • team leaders
  • census officers

Although not all applications are open at the moment, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.

WEA online learning

For more information, view the Autumn courses 2020 leaflet (PDF).

Annual Canvass - It's too important to ignore

By law, Enfield Council needs to keep the voting register up to date.

Each household will receive either:

  • a confirmation letter addressed to 'The Occupier' by post. You will be asked to check the names of people living at your address. You only have to respond if you need to make a change or update the information printed on the letter.
  • a canvass form addressed to the 'The Occupier' by post. This form will ask you to confirm who is currently eligible to vote in your household. By law, you must respond to this form and provide the information requested.
  • a confirmation letter by email. If you have previously provided an email address to Electoral Services, we will send the confirmation to your inbox. You must respond to this email to prevent further communication being sent.

To confirm or update the details for your household:

If you have no changes to make, you can either:

  • Text NOCHANGE followed by Part 1 and Part 2 of your security code to 80212 (standard charges apply)
  • Call 0800 197 9871

For more information, see our annual canvass page.

If you have any questions about how to respond to the letter, form or email you have received, email elections@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 8582.

I Vote is more than just about voting at election time. To find out more, see I Love Enfield.

Private Rented Sector additional licensing - a better place to rent in Enfield

Property licensing in Enfield improves living conditions, making homes safer for tenants as well as providing Enfield residents with a more desirable place to live and enjoy. It also provides clear guidance for landlords on the expected standards for property conditions and management.

If you're a landlord with a property in Enfield, you need to check if your HMO rented property needs a licence. From 1 September 2020, all HMO properties in Enfield that are rented to three or four unrelated people with shared facilities, need to be licensed by the landlord. For more information, see private rented property licensing.

EU Settlement Scheme

Citizens Advice Enfield will be holding EU settlement scheme sessions in August via Zoom. View the EU settlement scheme poster (PDF).

Dates of sessions:

  • Tuesday 11 August
  • Tuesday 18 August
  • Tuesday 25 August

There will be two sessions a day at 11am and 2pm.

To register, visit Eventbrite.

Or you can email info@enfieldcab.org.uk and they will register anyone who would like to attend, and send them the Zoom link.

Enjoy Enfield summer - 14 to 31 August 2020

View the Enjoy Enfield summer poster (PDF).

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in Enfield

View the Eat Out to Help Out poster (PDF).

Local test and trace pilot

We are looking for a local VCS organisation to take part in a local test and trace initiative. Community groups and local organisations are best placed to identify people that:

  • may struggle to order, undertake or post back a test kit using the national system
  • don't engage with local healthcare or realise the need to get tested
  • are recommended to get tested but may refuse if they're worried about testing

To target key groups that may struggle or fail to engage with the national COVID-19 testing programme, it is proposed that testing kits (maximum 50 kits) are held locally to ensure these groups get tested if needed.

You will need to:

  • collect the testing kits from a location in the borough (to be decided)
  • provide a secure location for storing swabs - this could be a room within a building which has thermometers (unused test kits need to be stored between 8oC and 22oC and completed tests between 5oC and 22oC)
  • have an administrator - who is responsible for recording personal data and test details, and ensuring the data is held securely and appropriately
  • return the testing kits via post or courier

The resource that has been provided is only enough for one group or organisation, so please email louisa.bourlet@enfield.gov.uk if you are interested in taking part.

#AskAboutAsthma campaign

Healthy London Partnership and the NHS in London are running a public awareness campaign #AskAboutAsthma to encourage small steps to improve the quality of life for children and young people living with asthma.

Keeping children's asthma under control is particularly important this year due to the coronavirus and any potential second wave. The theme of the 2020 campaign is #AskAboutAsthma: In the time of Covid-19.

The #AskAboutAsthma campaign wants to encourage health professionals, children and young people and their families to take three simple effective measures to help them control their asthma. They should:

Running from 14 to 20 September, it will include a week-long schedule of webinars, podcasts, blogs, social media activity and a virtual conference on Wednesday 16 September (am). Each day will have a focus, such as primary care, pharmacy, schools, nurses, air quality, and parents and families.

For information on communications materials, visit Healthy London.

View the partner toolkit for schools (PDF) and partner toolkit for CCGs (PDF).

Family based solutions training

For information on upcoming training, visit Family Based Solutions. The training is free to all voluntary sector organisations.

To book, email ayse@familybasedsolutions.org.uk for the links.

Council Tax – funding the heart of our community

View the Council Tax – funding the heart of our community flyer (PDF).

Enfield Carers Centre newsletter

You can view the latest Enfield Carers Centre newsletter (PDF).

Enfield Asian Welfare Association – Social Hub

The Enfield Asian Welfare Association (EAWA) Social Hub project aims to help isolated and hard-to-reach elderly members of all communities, who are over the age of 50.

EAWA does this by helping over 50’s meet, socialise, and join small groups for shopping, lunch or coffee rather than being alone in the town centres.

People can also meet for activities together in local libraries. The project provides free activities with refreshments, in Enfield Town Library and Edmonton Green Library every week.

For more information, view the EAWA Social Hub leaflet (PDF).

Antiques Roadshow

BBC One will be filming at Forty Hall and Estate later in the summer. It needs your help to source some great items and fascinating stories.

The format of the show will be different this year to ensure the safety of the audience, staff and crew. If you would like to join in the show, you will need to register your item in advance, by visiting BBC and completing the 'tell us about your items' form.

They are particularly keen to find items with an interesting story, and things that reflect the diversity of Enfield. Perhaps your faith group has something that it would like to share, or your community organisation has an item that identifies with a significant, historical event.

For more information, read our recent news story.

Healthy Streets photo competition

Enter the Healthy Streets active travel photo competition now for a chance to win a great prize.

All you need to do is send us a photo showing how you are travelling around Enfield, whether cycling, scooting, walking, skateboarding, or somehow else, to be in with a chance to win a great prize.

Please get your friends, family and groups involved. For more information, view the Healthy Streets photo competition (PDF) or visit Cycle Enfield.

Annual canvass – don’t forget, don’t delay

By law, Enfield Council needs to keep the voting register up to date.

Registering to vote can boost your credit report. If your credit report contains your electoral roll details, it can have a positive impact on your chances of getting credit and give you more financial freedom.

Lenders use the electoral register to help confirm your identity, your name and address before they will consider offering credit. It’s also a useful way of protecting both you and them against fraud and can help prove your identity for essential services such as getting a passport.

If you have any questions about how to respond to the letter, form or email you have received, contact the Electoral Services office:

For more information visit our annual canvass page.

WEA online learning

For more information about upcoming WEA courses, view the Autumn courses 2020 leaflet (PDF).