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 firstname.lastname@example.org about:
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:
You can update your organisation's details online.
We commission services from the voluntary and community sector so we can:
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.
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.
Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) provides services to voluntary and community organisations in Enfield. It supports and promotes their:
EVA's support, development, and information services consist of:
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Small Grants Fund to provide cooked food is now closed to new applicants. We would like to thank everyone who applied.
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.
Find out more information at Enfield Health and Wellbeing.
There is an online wellbeing service for young people.
For more information, view the My Time counselling leaflet (PDF).
Public Health England (PHE) have three posters available, advertising child immunisations:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 Apostolic Church has been recognised for the work they do in the community by the National Diversity Awards.
For more information, visit The Voice.
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.
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 email@example.com.
For more information, view the Enfield and Southgate WEA leaflet (PDF).
Bring the high street to your home with ShopAppy, Enfield's new online marketplace.
For more information, view the Enjoy Enfield flyer (PDF).
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 is an online counselling service for young people, providing mental health and wellbeing support.
For more information, view the Kooth leaflet (PDF).
Summer Uni is back this year.
For more information, visit Youth Enfield.
View the Summer Uni 2020 poster (PDF).
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.
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.
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:
Applications are open from 3 to 28 August 2020.
Visit Census Jobs for this post and many more, including:
Although not all applications are open at the moment, you can register your interest to work on Census 2021.
For more information, view the Autumn courses 2020 leaflet (PDF).
By law, Enfield Council needs to keep the voting register up to date.
Each household will receive either:
To confirm or update the details for your household:
If you have no changes to make, you can either:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8379 8582.
I Vote is more than just about voting at election time. To find out more, see I Love 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.
Citizens Advice Enfield will be holding EU settlement scheme sessions in August via Zoom. View the EU settlement scheme poster (PDF).
Dates of sessions:
There will be two sessions a day at 11am and 2pm.
To register, visit Eventbrite.
Or you can email email@example.com and they will register anyone who would like to attend, and send them the Zoom link.
View the Enjoy Enfield summer poster (PDF).
View the Eat Out to Help Out poster (PDF).
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:
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:
The resource that has been provided is only enough for one group or organisation, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part.
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.
For information on upcoming training, visit Family Based Solutions. The training is free to all voluntary sector organisations.
To book, email email@example.com for the links.
You can view the latest Enfield Carers Centre newsletter (PDF).
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).
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.
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.
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.
For more information about upcoming WEA courses, view the Autumn courses 2020 leaflet (PDF).