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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 organisations 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

WEA summer courses 2019

For information, view the WEA flyer (PDF).

The Shane Project activities

The Shane Project (TSP) is a charity for people living with Multiple Sclerosis including their family members, friends and carers. The TSP monthly Network Club are running the following two activities:

  • Cycling in Bush Hill Park - Friday 28 June 2019, from 11am to 1:30pm. Anyone can join in.
  • Meeting at Edmonton Baptist Church, Monmouth Road, The Green, N9 0LS – Friday 26 July 2019

North London Jobs Fair

Olmec would like to invite you to the North London jobs fair in partnership with Arhag, DWP and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing Association.

The event will be held at Green Towers Community Centre on Wednesday 19 June 2019 from 11am to 3pm. This will be a great opportunity to promote your current vacancies.

To promote your organisation or vacancies, fill out the registration form (PDF).

Zebras summer BBQ

Come and join Zebras for a fun-filled day on Saturday 27 July 2019, from 3pm to 11pm at:

Celbic Hall
77 Lancaster Road
Enfield
EN2 0DW

Tickets cost £10 per person. Concessions are available to families with children with additional needs.

To book your ticket, visit Zebras Charity or email zebrascacharity@outlook.com.

For more information, view the Zebras summer BBQ leaflet (PDF).

Waste changes

For information on changes to recycling and rubbish collections, view the waste and recycling changes leaflet (PDF).

Financial wellbeing workshop

EREC is providing workshops on personal money management.

For more information, view the manage your money and avoid debt leaflet (PDF).

Homelessness and sleeping rough strategy

We are currently developing a new preventing homelessness and rough sleeping strategy.

If your organisation supports Enfield residents experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness, you can help by completing our homelessness support in Enfield survey.  

For more information, email deanna.hobday@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 4235.

Round 3 Community Employment Grants - now open

Up to £20,000 for projects which help long-term unemployed and economically inactive people find work. £160,000 of funding is available for this round, so up to eight organisations could be funded. Project delivery will be for up to twelve months (September 2019 to August 2020). Any project awarded European Social Fund grants in previous rounds of funding is also eligible to apply if they meet eligibility requirements.

For more information visit London Councils - open funding opportunities.

Ultrasport summer courses

For more information, view the Ultrasport summer courses leaflet (PDF).

Apply for Round 2 of the Young Londoners Fund

Round 2 of the Young Londoners Fund is now open. For more information visit London.GOV.UK

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 12 July 2019.

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, to fill the gap for children who usually receive free school meals. Every morning or afternoon shift enables food for an extra two hundred meals to be delivered.

Email northlondon@thefelixproject.org or call 020 3489 7374.

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a national scheme offering vouchers worth £3.10 a week to pregnant women and parents with children under four, who are on benefits.

The vouchers can be spent in local shops on milk, fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. Eligible people will receive coupons for free vitamins too.

In Enfield just over half of eligible people benefit from this scheme, so we need your help to raise awareness.

If you can help or would like to receive leaflets, email margherita.sweetlove@enfield.gov.uk.

For more information, visit Healthy Start or view their presentation (PDF).

Universal Credit scam

There is a new Universal Credit scam to be aware of.

For more information view the Citizens Advice leaflet (PDF).

Spaces for Summer Uni

For more information, view the sign-up day leaflet (PDF).

Staying safe in Enfield – public meeting

Councillor Nneka Keazor (Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Cohesion) invites you to a public meeting on youth crime and serious youth violence.

Date: Saturday 13 July 2019 - from 12pm to 2pm
Venue: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ

For more information, view the invitation letter (PDF) and staying safe in Enfield flyer (PDF).

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.