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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).

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.

Gospel Temple

Gospel Temple are holding a fundraising event at Tesco, Ponders End on Saturday 22 February 2020.

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 (PDF).