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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.

Enfield GP extended access service (GP hubs)

The single point of access telephone number (03000 333 666) for the Enfield GP extended access service (GP hubs). From Monday 1 July 2019, the SPA Phone number is no longer available.

To request an appointment at a GP hub, you now need to contact your own GP practice during core opening hours (8am to 6:30pm) or when the practice is closed you should call NHS 111.

There are four GP hub locations in Enfield which offer GP and practice nurse appointments on weekday evenings (6:30 to 8pm), and weekends and public holidays (8am to 8pm).

Patients registered with an Enfield GP practice (or residents who have not yet registered) can book an appointment at the service.

For more information about the Enfield GP hubs service, visit Enfield CCG or email enfccg.communications@nhs.net.

Friends of Parks

The next round of Community Green Space Grants, part of the Mayor of London’s £12m Greener City Fund, is now open for applications until 30 September 2019. Any borough, charity, community group or housing association can apply for grants between £5,000 and £50,000 to create or improve green spaces.

For more information, visit Mayor of London.

Terrific Twos!

Up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare for eligible two year olds.

View the Terrific Twos poster (PDF).

Enfield Town Ladies Football Club

Enfield Town Ladies Football Club is a community club and member of the Football Association. We are based at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Donkey Lane, Enfield and train on Wednesday evenings.

We are currently recruiting new players of all ages and levels for next season. We are particularly keen to recruit for our Under 10s team.

If you or anyone you know is interested, email enfieldtownladies@outlook.com.

VCS Armed Forces training

For more information, view the VCS Armed Forces Training leaflet (PDF).

InKind Direct

InKind Direct distributes consumer goods, donated by companies, to UK charities working in the UK and overseas.

If you’re a charity you can register for free, subject to successful application. You can use the goods you purchase to run your services or give to the people you support.

InKind Direct products support our Community Giving Service project where we help disabled families and individuals with everyday goods they can’t afford.

For more information and to register, visit InKind Direct.

The Felix Project

This food waste and food poverty charity in Enfield saves fifty tonnes of food being wasted each week and distributes enough food for six million meals each year. They deliver to 35 Enfield schools and over 250 charities (many in Enfield) and are looking for more food, volunteers and partner charities to help cope with increasing hunger and malnutrition.

They also aim to provide food throughout the school holidays, for children who usually receive free school meals. Every shift enables food for an extra two hundred meals to be delivered.

To get involved, email northlondon@thefelixproject.org or call 020 3489 7374.

Singing for the Brain

The Alzheimer’s Society is running Singing for the Brain sessions for people with Dementia and their carers. The sessions will take place every Tuesday for 12 weeks from 24 September 2019.

For more information, view the Alzheimer’s Society leaflet (PDF).

Interfaith Bike Ride and cycling taster sessions

Healthy Streets and the Enfield Faith Forum are hosting Enfield’s first Interfaith Bike Ride on Sunday 8 September 2019. Join us on this relaxed 12km ride to show that we are united against prejudice and hatred.

There are two routes to choose from. To take part in either ride, you should arrive at one of the following start locations by 1:30pm:

  • Palmers Green Mosque, 30 Oakthorpe Road, Palmers Green, London, N13 5JL
  • Southgate Progressive Synagogue, 75 Chase Road, London, N14 4QY

For more information and to book your place, visit Cycle Enfield or view the Cycle Enfield poster (PDF).

There is also a cycling event on 31 August 2019. For information, view the guided rides and cycling event flyer (PDF).

Royston Folk Club summer shindig

Royston Folk Club is hosting an event to raise funds for One-to-One (Enfield).

For more information, view the Royston Folk Club poster (PDF).

Council Tax Support consultation

We want to know what local people think of the proposals to change the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020-21.

Since 2012, we have been required to implement a local support scheme to help people on low income pay their Council Tax.

To find out more and complete the questionnaire, visit Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020/21. This will be available until 3 November 2019.

Hard copies of the questionnaire are available at the following libraries:

  • Edmonton Green
  • Palmers Green
  • Enfield Town
  • Ordnance Community Centre

View library contact details and opening hours.

Don’t lose your right to vote

All properties in Enfield will receive a Household Enquiry Form which will be addressed to ‘The Occupier’. This form will have details of everyone currently registered to vote at that property. By law you must respond, even if it shows the correct information.

Anyone in the household over 16 years old can respond to the form, and all properties must reply as soon as possible, even if there are no changes to be made.

If you have any questions, email elections@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 8582.

For more information, visit annual canvass.

Cancer awareness

We want to improve public awareness of how to prevent cancers and spot signs of cancer as early as possible.

Key signs to look out for are:

  • blood that doesn’t come from an obvious injury
  • an unexplained lump
  • unexplained weight loss
  • a cough that doesn’t go away after three weeks

If in doubt, check with your doctor.

For more information, visit Healthy Enfield.

MyLife information and advice tool

MyLife offers help and advice to residents to improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing as well as support to live as independently as possible in their own home.

The resource directory provides a range of information about keeping safe, travel and transport, care homes, health and wellbeing, and much more.

You can also find interesting places to visit and things to do by looking at the events calendar.

VCS Armed Forces training

For more information, view the VCS Armed Forces Training leaflet (PDF).

Licensing Policy Statement consultation

The Licensing Act 2003 means we can license the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and late-night refreshment in Enfield. The Act requires us to review and publish our Licensing Policy every five years.

We have not altered the policy but the guidance, orders, statistics and organisations listed in the statement have changed over the years.

To find out more and have your say, visit the consultation. The deadline for responses is 22 September 2019.

Brexit

If you’re from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area or Switzerland, you and your family will need to apply to stay in the UK after 30 June 2021 or 31 December 2020 in the event of a no-deal.

You can do this by applying to the EU Settlement Scheme for ‘settled status’ or ‘pre-settled status’ or for British citizenship.

Around 26,000 Enfield residents are from other European Union countries. We are committed to continuing to deliver excellent services to everyone in the borough, whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

Visit Enfield and Brexit for the latest updates, guidance and advice. You can also sign up to our newsletters.

Funded early education and childcare

Up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare for eligible two year olds.

View the Terrific Twos poster (PDF).

The Wellbeing Co - activities for September 2019

For more information, view the Wellbeing Co flyer (PDF).

Enfield Women Centre events

Bring and Buy Sale

The Wellbeing Co, in partnership with the Edmonton Seventh Day Adventist Church and The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre invite you to a Bring and Buy sale event where you can donate your pre-loved household goods.

This will be held on Sunday 1 September 2019, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at:

Houndsfield Community Centre
8 Houndsfield Road
Edmonton
N9 7RA

There will be snacks, hot and cold drinks, cake stall, family activities, massage and more.

For more information, view the Bring and Buy sale poster (PDF).

Enfield celebration of volunteers

There are hundreds of volunteers in our community without whom essential local services would not be available. We want to get this community of people together to celebrate them.

The celebration will be held on 6 September 2019, from 1:30pm to 5pm at:

Millfield Theatre and grounds
Silver Street
Edmonton
N18 1PJ

There will be music, food and refreshments, storytelling, a local photographer, balloons and more.

You are invited to nominate your volunteers to attend this event. 250 tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.

For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

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.

Enfield Friends of Parks and Open Spaces - Small Grants Programme

We are pleased to announce that the small grants programme for the Enfield Friends of Parks and Open Spaces is now open for applications. £3,000 funding is available for new projects to be put forward for consideration. Applications are restricted to a maximum of £500 per group.

Successful applicants may not receive all the funds applied for. Applications are only open to groups who have signed and returned the Friends Agreement.

Return completed forms by email to tsd@enfield.gov.uk by Midnight on Sunday 3 November 2019.

View the guidance for Friends Fund (PDF) and the application for Friends Fund (PDF).

Rotary Club of Southgate Memory Café

We offer a wide range of activities, singing, dancing, games, quizzes or just sit and have a chat. We also offer refreshments including a light lunch for £2.50 each.

Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm at:

St Andrew’s Church
Chase Side
Southgate
N14 5PP

For more information, call Doris on 07940 088183, Tahsin on 07779 624146, Chris on 07789 298417 or Graham on 07966 506661.

Ruth Winston Community Centre

The Ruth Winston Community Centre in Green Lanes, Palmers Green offers activities and classes for Over 50’s in Enfield. These include exercise classes, dance, arts and crafts, languages, computer and IT classes. Visit us for the morning drop in or daily lunches. There is also an on-site hairdresser and chiropodist. For the activity timetable visit Ruth Winston Centre or call 0208 886 5346.

Come to our open Day on 24 September to see the centre for yourself.

Continuing Health Care (CHC)

Healthwatch Enfield have launched a new survey to find out about people’s experiences of Continuing Health Care (CHC) or Personal Budgets (PBs).

View the online survey to give your views by 28 October 2019.

Enfield Town Ladies Football Club

Enfield Town Ladies Football Club is based at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Donkey Lane, Enfield and train on Wednesday evenings. Girls can enjoy being part of a team, make friends and get fitter.

For more information, view the Enfield Town Ladies Football Club recruitment flyer (PDF).

Private Rented Property Licensing consultation

We are consulting on licensing the private rented sector. Licensing will help us reduce anti-social behaviour, improve housing standards and build stronger and safer neighbourhoods across Enfield.

We want to hear what residents, private rented tenants and landlords in Enfield think about the proposed licensing schemes. Join us at one of our meetings and let us have your views. Light refreshments will be available.

Meetings for landlords and letting agents:

  • Wednesday 30 October, 7 to 9pm at Green Towers, Edmonton Green, London, N9 0TE

Meetings for residents and tenants:

  • Monday 7 October, 7pm to 9pm at the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS
  • Wednesday 30 October, 9:30am to 11:30am at Green Towers, Edmonton Green, London, N9 0TE

To get involved, book your place at one of the meetings or to complete the online questionnaire, view the consultation.

Job opportunities

Family Liaison Officer at Family Based Solutions:

  • 36 hours a week
  • £28,725 (Pro rata 40 weeks per annum). Actual salary £25,030

Family Based Solutions are recruiting a Family liaison officer to work directly with families and children to support them to build positive communication and work towards desired outcomes. The Family Liaison Officer will be responsible for delivering one to one and family support, provide holistic support and work alongside statutory and non-statutory agencies.

For more information and to request a job pack, email ayse@familybasedsolutions.org.uk.

Community Development Manager at Bountagu:

  • 26 hours per week (initial 22-month fixed term contract)
  • £24,594 per annum (£35,000 pro rata)

Bountagu are recruiting a Community Development Manager to help develop and support our Big Local community in Edmonton. They’re looking for someone to support volunteers and staff, grow resident involvement, develop new and existing projects, and build a sustainable community organisation.

For more information and to download an application form, visit Bountagu.

Applications close on 7 October 2019.

Terrific Twos!

Up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare for eligible two year olds.

View the Terrific Twos poster (PDF).

Enfield Carers Centre newsletter

View the Enfield Carer’s centre newsletter (PDF).

Brexit

If you’re from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area or Switzerland, you and your family will need to apply to stay in the UK after 30 June 2021 or 31 December 2020 in the event of a no-deal.

We are working with Citizens Advice Enfield to help local people who are likely to be impacted by Brexit get the help and advice they need to prepare for the UK leaving the EU. There will be drop-in sessions run by Citizens Advice Enfield to explain the EU settlement scheme as well as supporting services available at our hub libraries.

To speak to Citizens Advice about the EU settlement scheme, you can meet them Fridays from 10am to 4pm at:

  • Edmonton Green Library on Tuesdays
  • Enfield Town Library on Wednesdays
  • Palmers Green Library on FridaysView the library contact details and opening hours.

Around 26,000 Enfield residents are from other European Union countries. We are committed to continuing to deliver excellent services to everyone in the borough, whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

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.