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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 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.

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).

Voluntary Sector Strategy Group (VSSG) election

Nominations are being sought for the Voluntary Sector Strategy Group. You are invited to nominate one organisation to each of the following positions:

  • Large organisation (income over £500,000)
  • Medium organisation (income of between £80,000-£500,000) 
  • Small organisation (2 or less full-time paid or equivalent workers – income less than £80,000) 
  • Micro organisation (no paid workers) 

Organisations should think carefully about the organisation they are nominating, and which category above fits best with their area of skill, expertise and experience. Nominators are asked to consider carefully whether the organisation they are proposing has the time and capacity to commit to at least four meetings a year plus feedback work. 

Elections will be held every three years. Each elected VSSG representative’s term of office is also three years.

In the event of a representative having to resign, another representative with the next highest number of votes (elected through the ballot) will be put forward. 

Organisations can only make one nomination to each of the above categories.  

This is the first of two stages of the election process and will be followed by a ballot (voting) stage should nominations exceed the number of places. 

The deadline for returning completed nomination forms is 5pm on Friday 1 November 2019.

The forms need to be returned by email to tsd@enfield.gov.uk or post to:

Third Sector and Partnerships Development Team
B Block South
Civic Centre
Silver Street
Enfield
EN1 3XA

Nomination pack:

If you have any questions or would like these documents in a large print format, email tsd@enfield.gov.uk.

Healthwatch Enfield job vacancy

Healthwatch Enfield are advertising a new role for a Community Researcher and Events Co-ordinator.

For more information and to apply, visit Healthwatch Enfield.

Flourish ecotherapy project

Flourish offers opportunities for local people to take part in outdoor volunteering activities in the vineyard and on Forty Hall Farm’s market garden.

For more information, view the Flourish flyer (PDF).

Volunteer recruitment fair

Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) are hosting a volunteer recruitment event and Christmas fair on Thursday 5 December, from 10:30am to 2pm at:

Community House 
311 Fore street
Edmonton
N9 0PZ

As well as buying Christmas gifts or treats for yourselves, you can also talk to EVA about volunteering. There will also be bite-size workshops for volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) on:

  • social prescribing
  • safeguarding
  • social media
  • mental health in children and young people
  • GDPR and volunteer management
  • If you’re interested in having a stand at this event, fill out the online form

For more information, view the EVA event flyer (PDF).

Social prescribing and health champions networking event

Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) would like to invite you to the first social prescribing and health champions networking event.

Date: Thursday 31 October 2019, from 10am to 3:45pm
Venue: Room 3, Community House, Fore Street, Edmonton N9 0PZ

To book your free place, visit Eventbrite.

For more information, view the EVA communications (PDF) or the project visual (PDF).

Volunteering information and opportunities:

Oasis Academy Hadley apprenticeship

Oasis Academy Hadley is a mixed, all-through academy, two minutes from Ponders End train station. They have an exciting opportunity to join their team in the following roles:

Apprentice (Level 2) Site Facilities Assistant:

  • Apprenticeship in general facilities management at the academy
  • Apprenticeship wage of £5.50 per hour (£10,582 per annum) plus Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 37 hours per week
  • 14-month fixed term contract

For an application pack and full job description, visit Oasis Academy Hadley. You can also email hr@oasishadley.org or call David Tyrrell on 020 8804 6946 (extension 72803). All applications and enquires will be treated in strictest confidence.

The closing date for applications is 8am on Thursday 7 November 2019. Interviews will take place on Monday 11 November 2019.

Oasis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced disclosure and barring. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is essential for this role. Oasis Community Learning supports Equal Opportunities.

Job application documents:

Autumn Nights campaign - Halloween and fireworks

As we approach Halloween and Fireworks Night, we are working in partnership with the police to remind residents of their responsibilities.

During Autumn Nights, we will carry out extra patrols, home visits, keep areas clear of flammable items and offer outreach for young people. We will also deliver Halloween posters to businesses and, as well as hand deliver Fireworks leaflets to housing estates.

You can put these posters up in your buildings and hand out the leaflets:

To order paper copies of these, email asbu@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 4612 and we can deliver these to you.

Inter-faith week

This event is open to all faith and belief communities. There will be activities including a performance by Tally Koren and Vocally Sound Gospel Choir.

You will get a chance to meet Police Chief Inspector Alex Kay, some of our Cadets, the Mayor of Enfield and the Bishop of Edmonton. You can enjoy food at the World Café and enter a prize raffle, as well as meeting members from other faith communities.

To book your free place, visit Eventbrite.

Private rented property licensing consultation

PRSL logo

Everyone deserves to live in safe and secure housing. Our proposed Private Rented Property Licensing schemes aims to help protect thousands of Enfield tenants.

We are consulting on licensing the private rented sector, which aims to reduce anti-social behaviour, improve housing standards and build stronger and safer neighbourhoods across Enfield.

We want to hear what residents and private rented tenants think about the proposed licensing schemes by completing the online questionnaire.

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Enfield Voluntary Action are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Thursday 5 December, from 10:30am to 2pm at Community House.

This recruitment fair and Christmas gift sale event will give people chance to buy locally produced Christmas gifts and treats, while providing opportunity to find out more about volunteering opportunities for your organisation.

The event will also offer bitesize workshops to volunteer involving organisations (VIOs) on the following topics:

  • GDPR for volunteer management
  • safeguarding social media and mental health in children and young people
  • social prescribing

For more information, view the Volunteer Recruitment flyer (PDF).

Enfield and Southgate WEA

Music Appreciation Course: TurningPoints and Fresh Horizons: Why the History of Music Keeps Changing – Part 2.

If you're interested in learning more about music through recordings from the last 750 years, this course is open to all. For more information, view the Music Appreciation course flyer (PDF).

Stay well from flu this winter

View these resources to help protect yourself and others from flu this winter:

Youth Activities Forum

Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) have an upcoming Youth Activities Forum. Whether you already work with young people, or would like to develop activities that will help young people flourish, EVA wants to work with you to create sustainable and well-governed projects for children and young people in our borough.

The forum includes:

  • funding opportunities for youth activities
  • workshop: how to write a good funding application
  • how your organisation can get support for your idea
  • Connect Well Enfield
  • facilitated discussions
    • what are the barriers preventing young people running activities?
    • what community activities would bring positive changes for young people?

Date: 12 December 2019, from 10am to 1pm
Venue: Community House, 311 Fore Street, N9 0PZ
Cost: Free of charge - funded by Tudor Trust

Find out more about the Youth Activities Forum.

Lancaster Centre reopens

The Lancaster Centre has reopened and is looking for new, regular weekly groups to rent community rooms and offices.

It's ideal for voluntary and community sector organisations who want to provide services across Enfield.

The Lancaster Centre in based on Chase Ward in the north west of the borough. It has two community rooms, large enough for twenty people in each, and a counselling room to hire.

There are also two offices for hire, both suitable for two desks if your group is looking for a permanent base.

For more information or to view the centre, contact Tim Fellows on 020 8245 3628.

Enfield Voluntary Action training, workshops and network events

To view training, workshops and network events, visit Enfield Voluntary Action.

County Lines training event

Leo Powell will be facilitating a free county lines community event on 13 December 2019.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the event on Eventbrite.

View the County Lines event poster (PDF).

Job vacancy for administrator at Thalassaemia Society

There is a current vacancy for an administrator at Thalassaemia Society. This is a full-time administrator role, with no current application deadline.

To apply, email an up to date CV, with a covering letter explaining how your experience, skills and knowledge make you suitable for the role, to Romaine Maharaj at romaine@ukts.org

For more information, view the Thalassaemia Society administrator job vacancy poster (PDF).

Season's greetings and a happy New Year from the Third Sector Development and Partnerships Team.

'You Matter' Workshop

Family Based Solutions is hosting a workshop to educate, empower and inspire by raising awareness of self-respect. The workshop will break down people's own unhelpful barriers and open up paths towards self-worth.

For more information and reserve your space, view the 'You Matter' Workshop flyer (PDF).

Enfield and Southgate WEA

Enfield and Southgate WEA are running courses throughout the coming months. To find out more, view the Enfield and Southgate WEA upcoming courses flyer (PDF).

Carol Programme

Edmonton SDA Church is hosting a carol service on Sunday 22 December 2019. View the Carol Programme event flyer (PDF) for more information.

The Wellbeing Co – winter activities

The Wellbeing Co have released their Winter Timetable of Activities (PDF).

Adult Social Care Luncheon Club Project Fund, Jan 2020 to Dec 2021

Adult Social Care is allocating up to £50,000 of funding to support the development of Luncheon Club Services from January 2020 to December 2021.

The funding will sponsor the luncheon club project, developed by the Voluntary and Community Services in the borough of Enfield, to support vulnerable older residents age 60+. The target group will be residents based in the target wards of Chase, Turkey Street, Upper Edmonton, Lower Edmonton and Edmonton Green, identified as being at high risk of social isolation and who have a history of falls. The fund available to any one organisation will be a maximum of £5,000.

The council is looking for applications from organisations who can demonstrate they can mobilise their Luncheon Club Service by 3 February 2020.

A briefing session on the fund and the application process will be held at 10am on 19 December, at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield town. A council representative will be there to answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will also be available.

Market Engagement Event

The London Borough of Enfield would like to engage the market in relation to the provision of a Voluntary and Community Sector service for Outcome 3: Supporting People to Improve their Health and Wellbeing and Improving Self-Management.

Interested potential providers are invited to attend a Market Engagement Event on Wednesday 18 December 2019, from 3pm to 4pm at Conference Room, Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XA.

Attendance is by registration only. Interested organisations must respond through the London Tenders Portal by 5pm on Monday 16 December 2019.

You can respond through the messaging page of this portal. Registration for attendance may not be accepted after this deadline. However, if you are interested but are unable to attend the event on the day, please respond accordingly. Details of the presentation will be made available to anyone interested, after the event.

Telephone Befriending Service

The Enfield Health and Wellbeing Centre are now holding a Telephone Befriending Service.

You can view more information in the Telephone Befriending Service flyer (PDF).

Job opportunities from Art Against Knives

Art Against Knives currently have two job positions for a programme manager, and a head of programmes.

For more information, view the Programme Manager Recruitment Pack (PDF), and Head of Programmes Recruitment Pack (PDF).

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, which usually run from 1pm to 3pm, will be:

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

If you would like to attend meetings or are interested in finding out more, email CAE-RCGrp@outlook.com, or call 020 8366 8244 and select option 1 via NLCU.

Reduce the risk of cervical cancer

If you’ve had an invitation to attend cervical screening, don't ignore it. Smear tests are mainly about preventing cancer. Cervical screening prevents 75% of cervical cancers. The test aims to identify abnormal cell changes before cancer develops, rather than being there to diagnose cancer. Regardless of when your next smear test is due and whatever your age, if you notice anything unusual, see your GP.

To find out about cervical cancer screening, visit Healthy Enfield

Get the facts then join #SmearForSmear and help smear the myths and stigma.

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).

I Volunteer

I Volunteer aims to encourage Enfield's long tradition of volunteering. Share your love of volunteering, develop new skills and make a difference in a young person's life.

The Youth Offending Unit at Enfield Council is looking for volunteers. There are several important roles available that will help young people make a fresh start and challenge them to understand the consequences of their actions.

To apply, contact the Youth Offending Unit's Volunteers Team. Or view the I-Volunteer information on our website.

MyLife

Enfield Council are trying to create a Resource Directory, where staff and residents can view all the great community assets in the borough. It seems such a shame to not make the rest of the borough aware of the organisation and the benefits of getting involved.

To have your organisation involved, view the MyLife Help Guide (PDF).

Alternatively, it’s free to add your group to the Resource Directory

Job opportunities from One to One Enfield

One to One Enfield have three positions available for an office assistant and two sessional outreach workers.

For more information, view the Office Assistant Job Pack (PDF), and the Sessional Outreach Worker Job Pack (PDF).

Job opportunity from Enfield Clubhouse

Enfield Clubhouse are recruiting a manager.

For more information, view the Enfield Clubhouse manager job advert (PDF).

Food 4 Life programme

The Shane Project are holding Food 4 Life sessions.

For more information, view the Food 4 Life leaflet (PDF).

50 Years of MASH

The Workers’ Educational Association are holding a lecture on the film MASH.

For more information, view the MASH lecture leaflet (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).

Be There Campaign

Making a few simple changes towards a healthy lifestyle can give us more energy, prevent illnesses and even help us get a better night’s sleep.

When we feel well, we feel better about ourselves and are more able to help ourselves and others to enjoy life.

The Healthy Enfield Campaign is encouraging all of us to eat well, keep active, stay socially connected and not smoke. This can help prevent heart disease and stroke, cancers, lung disease, Type 2 diabetes, and common mental disorders. A simple change can make a big difference. We can all look after ourselves better so that we can be there for those special occasions.

Make a simple change this month, don’t put it off.

Visit Healthy Enfield for more information.

Voluntary Sector Strategy Group (VSSG)

The VSSG met on 16 December 2019.

The VSSG elections concluded that the newly elected representatives are:

  • Alpha Care Services - large organisation
  • Healthwatch - medium organisation
  • North London Credit Union - medium organisation
  • Over 50's Forum - small organisation

There were no nominations for micro organisations.

There was a presentation on the Future Youth Provision which included an update on the Summer University.

There were also presentations on the Libraries Strategy and Equalities.

View more information and minutes from the VSSG.