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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

Train to be a volunteer

One-to-one will be running a free accredited course on volunteering in April.

For more information, view the Train to be a Volunteer (PDF).

New light touch registration for immigration advice on EU settlement

As expected, OISC has announced a limited registration for immigration advice on EU settlement. Without this it is a criminal offence to advise.

For more information visit GOV.UK.

Friends of Firs Farm quiz

There is a fun quiz night at the Winchmore Sports Club on Friday 5 April 2019.

For more information, view the Fun Quiz Night (PDF).

Zebra Charity Easter event for children

Zebra Charity are holding an egg-citing free Easter fun event on Saturday 20 April 2019, from 12 to 2pm.

There will be a special visit from Ark Farm, where children can meet the animals!

There will also be Easter arts and crafts, food and drink, plus all children will receive an Easter egg!

If you would like to book a place for your child, email zebrascacharity@outlook.com. You will be emailed a consent and allergy form nearer the event date, which you need to complete and send back before you can attend.

For more information view the Zebra Easter event (PDF).

The event is offered for free to children with SEN. Siblings are also welcome at no extra cost.

Book now (or by 5 April) to avoid disappointment, as places are limited.

Health and Wellbeing Day - update

The health and wellbeing event hosted by The Shane Project has been moved.

For the new date and venue, view the Health and Wellbeing Day (PDF).

Interested in running a course for Summer Uni 2019?

We are inviting applications from community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses to run courses in:

  • developing cooking skills
  • IT
  • music
  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • careers
  • self-development
  • accredited courses in first aid

You can also suggest something we have not run before that you think would be a worthy addition to our programme.

For an application pack you will need to visit London Tenders Portal. View how to download and upload application form for Summer Uni 2019 guide (PDF) for instructions.

View the Summer Uni flyer (PDF).

The closing date for application is 5pm on Friday 12 April 2019.

East European Fair

If any organisation is interested in having a free stall at the event, contact Nishan on 07402 213 321 or 07758 118 609.

For more information, view the East European Fair (PDF).

Family Based Solutions training dates

Due to high demand there are extra training dates for ‘Working with families with complex needs’.

For more information visit Family Based Solutions.

Health services access for members of the local Turkish speaking community

North Middlesex Hospital have commissioned Enfield Voluntary Action to deliver important health services access information to members of the local Turkish speaking community. You can help by sharing this information with your stakeholders, service users, staff and volunteers and their families, friends and neighbours.

Recent research shows Turkish speaking members of our community may not be accessing the best healthcare options due to a lack of knowledge of what services are readily available. The research (by Healthwatch Enfield) identified that large numbers of Turkish speaking persons were going to A&E at North Middlesex hospital but not actually being admitted into hospital, which suggests the issue was not an accident or emergency. These persons will have had long waiting times and higher levels of anxiety, which could be avoided as there are services residents can access when they need urgent medical help with no or very short waiting times.

These services include:

  • extended opening times at some medical practices and GP centres in Enfield (including weekends) – telephone 03000 333 666 (between 8am and 8pm) to book an appointment
  • pharmacies that can treat minor ailments including coughs, colds and tummy troubles

Terrific Twos

To find out about funded early education and childcare entitlements and additional support with childcare costs, view the find out about (PDF).

Volunteers’ Week – 1 to 7 June 2019

Each year, Volunteers’ Week reaches more people in new and exciting ways. During the week hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the UK, to say thank you to volunteers and recognise their invaluable and diverse contributions.

You can let people know what you’ll be doing to celebrate Volunteers’ Week by listing your event. Here you will also find inspiring volunteering stories and resources to help make your celebrations a success.

There is also a free webinar on 2 May 2019 to talk about the different ways organisations can get involved with Volunteers’ Week. For more information and to register, visit Volunteers’ Week webinar.

Whether it’s your first time celebrating the week, or you’ve been with us from the first celebration 35 years ago, you can find everything you need to get involved by visiting Volunteers’ Week.

Homelessness and rough sleeping 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.

If you have any queries, email deanna.hobday@enfield.gov.uk or call 020 8379 4235.

National Children's Day UK

There is a National Children's Day event on Sunday 12 May 2019, from 11am to 3pm. For more information view the Get Out & Get Active (PDF).

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 - Round 3 and 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).