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Third sector development

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:

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.

2017 meetings

2016 meetings

2015 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.

2017/18:

2016/17:

2015/16:

2014/15:

2013/14:

The Third Sector 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.

Job fair

For more information, view the job fair leaflet (PDF).

Over 50’s job club

To support people over 50 with finding jobs and the transition to Universal Credit, the Over 50’s forum will run a job club at Edmonton Green Library every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.

You will be able to get help with:

  • accessing the Universal Credit website and completing tasks
  • creating and updating CVs
  • job searching
  • computer skills
  • uploading CVs to job search websites and Universal Credit accounts
  • creating new email and social media accounts (i.e. LinkedIn)     
  • interview and job application tips
  • creating personal action plans
  • volunteering

You will also get a job pack with useful websites and online training information.

Wellbeing connect services job advertisement

If you are interested in applying for the Wellbeing Officer Team Leader role, view the job description (PDF) and job advert (PDF).

The deadline to apply is 21 September 2018.

The Wellbeing Co. activities

The Wellbeing Co. are running activities throughout September and October. For more information on how to register, view the activities leaflet (PDF).

The Wellbeing Co. activities

The Wellbeing Co. are running activities throughout September and October. For more information on how to register, view the activities leaflet (PDF).

Over 50s Job Club

The Over 50s Job Club is open every Wednesday at Edmonton Green Library, from 10am to 2pm.

If you know anyone who could benefit from attending, pass on the details.

For more information, view the Over 50s Job Club poster (PDF).

Tea and chatter

The iCan Service is holding monthly Tea and Chatter afternoons for over 50s at the Ordnance Unity Centre Library.

For more information, view Tea and Chatter afternoon poster (PDF).

Public meeting on kerb crawling and prostitution

There will be a meeting to discuss ongoing issues on kerb crawling and prostitution in Edmonton.

The meeting will be held on Saturday 3 November 2018 from 12pm to 2pm at:

Community House
311 Fore Street
Edmonton
N9 0PZ

If you want to attend, email Lemmy.NWABUISI@enfield.gov.uk or call on 020 8379 5354. For more information, view the Safer Enfield leaflet (PDF) or the Public meeting invite (PDF).

London Borough of Enfield electoral review 2018

The Boundary Commission are holding a briefing session about the review on Wednesday 7 November 2018, starting at 7pm in the Conference Room at the Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XA.

For more information and how to reserve your place, view the Boundary Commission public briefing letter (PDF).

Black History Month 2018

October is Black History Month and we are proud to support the community celebrate this important event.

We are working with our voluntary and community sector partners, Make It Happen Organisation (MIHO), Enfield Caribbean Association and Enfield Racial Equality Council to deliver a program of local events.

For more information, view the Enfield Racial Equality Council event (PDF), Enfield Caribbean Association Past, Present and Future evening (PDF) and the MIHO year of the woman film season (PDF).

Enfield ESF Community Employment Grant

Round two of the 2014 to 2020 European Social Fund Community Employment Programme has been launched.

For more information visit London Councils.

Over 50s Job Club

The Over 50s Job Club is open every Wednesday at Edmonton Green Library from 10am to 2pm.

If you know anyone who could benefit from attending, pass on the details.

For more information, view Over 50s Job Club (PDF).

Public meeting on kerb crawling and prostitution

There will be a meeting to discuss ongoing issues with kerb crawling and prostitution in Edmonton.

The meeting will be held on Saturday 3 November 2018, from 12pm to 2pm at:

Community House
311 Fore Street
Edmonton
N9 0PZ

If you want to attend, email Lemmy.NWABUISI@enfield.gov.uk or call on 020 8379 5354. For more information, view Safer Enfield (PDF) or the Public meeting invite (PDF).

London Borough of Enfield electoral review 2018

The Boundary Commission are holding a briefing session about the review on Wednesday 7 November 2018, starting at 7pm in the Conference Room at the Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XA.

For more information and how to reserve your place, view the Boundary Commission public briefing letter (PDF).

Broomfield Badminton Club

Broomfield Badminton Club holds classes for over 16s at all levels.

For more information, view Broomfield Badminton Club (PDF).

Community Against Hate Crime (CAHC)

As part of the Community Against Hate Crime project, Enfield Racial Equality Council are setting up a Community Witness and Support Team.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Community Witness and Support Team, view Community Against Hate Crime (PDF).

Age UK Enfield change of address

Age UK have moved offices and are now located at:

John Jackson Library
35 Agricola Place
EN1 1DW

Knife Crime Conference

Poverty Concern are hosting a Knife Crime Awareness Conference on Thursday 29 November 2018 at Community House.

For more information, view the Knife Crime Conference invitation (PDF).

Be sugar smart

We are encouraging residents to be sugar smart and cut down on sugar. Take the challenge to make the healthier choice - make the sugar smart pledge.

Too much sugar can lead to weight gain and various health conditions such as:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • certain cancers
  • heart disease
  • stroke

For more information visit Healthy Enfield. You can also share your ideas for cutting down on sugar #HealthyEnfield.

Help available from MyLife Enfield

MyLife Enfield is our new information and advice website. It offers help and advice to improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and support to help people live independently in their own home.

MyLife Enfield has a resource directory which includes information on:

  • feeling safe
  • travel and transport
  • things to do
  • care homes
  • health and wellbeing 

For information and advice for you, your family, friends or people you care for in your professional role, login to MyLife Enfield.

Getting empty properties back into use

We are working to ensure empty properties are brought back into use as quickly as possible and need your help to identify empty private properties.

To report an empty property, email empty.property@enfield.gov.uk.

For more information see empty private residential properties.

Don’t lose your right to vote!

I Vote ’ is part of our new ‘I Love Enfield’ campaign. The campaign also includes ‘ I Volunteer and ‘I Keep Enfield Tidy’, and is designed to inspire people to help make Enfield a place to be proud of and sustain a strong local community.

‘I Vote’ is more than just voting at election time. All properties within the borough receive a household enquiry form. This form is addressed to ‘The Occupier’ and has details of everyone currently registered to vote at the property. By law you must respond, even if it shows the correct information. This ensures our voter registration records are up-to-date.

Anyone in the household aged over 16 can respond to the household enquiry form.

If you have any questions, email elections@enfield.gov.uk

The Walker Ground fireworks 2018 – advance tickets

Advance tickets are available online until 4pm on Wednesday 31 October and then in person from the ground until 12pm on Saturday 3 November. Gate prices will start at 5pm when the ground opens for the event.

Buy advance Walker Ground firework tickets.

Help us, help you stay well this winter

This winter, NHS England and Public Health England have launched their ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign. The aim is to help people understand how to navigate the NHS and get the right help and advice to meet their needs. 

View help us help you stay well this winter (PDF) and help us help you - resource pack user guide (PDF).

If you would like a campaign resource pack sent to your organisation or group, or would like more information email enccg.communications@nhs.net

Count them in campaign

The Royal British Legion are running a campaign to include a question about membership of the armed forces community in the 2021 census. The Office for National Statistics recommended this for the next census in England and Wales. This now needs to be approved by the UK Parliament in 2019.

The Royal British Legion is asking councils, charities and members of the public to declare their support for this. You can also assist by visiting join our campaign for the armed forces community and complete the online form.

The deadline to give your support is 31 December 2018.

Waste consultation 2018

We are asking residents what they think about proposed changes to the way their rubbish is collected, by taking part in this consultation.

The consultation is open to all Enfield residents, however the proposed changes are only to collections for household rubbish and recycling from properties with a wheeled bin.

We are not proposing any change to flats with shared bins, or flats that don't have a wheeled bin.

Paper copies of the survey are available at:

  • Enfield Town Library - 66 Church Street, Enfield EN2 6AX
  • Ordnance Unity Centre Library - 645 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 6ND
  • Palmers Green Library - Broomfield Lane, London N13 4EY
  • Edmonton Green Library - 36-44 South Mall, London N9 0TN
  • Civic Centre - Silver Street, Enfield Town, EN1 3XA
  • John Wilkes House - 79 High Street, Enfield EN3 4EN

If you have any questions or need help taking part in this consultation, email consultation@enfield.gov.uk.

For more information, view consultation on your waste collection service (PDF).

PAARS training for professionals

PAARS Solution Focused Training (PSFT) is about solution building rather than problem solving. It explores current resources and future hopes, rather than present problems and past causes.

For more information and how to book, view Solution Focused Training (PDF).

PAARS relaunch conference

PAARS are inviting professionals to their free relaunch conference on 15 March 2019. They will be giving an insight on their statistics, the services they offer and how they can support families within your organisation.

For more information view PAARS relaunch conference invitation (PDF).

Albany United Badminton Club

Albany United Badminton Club has moved from Oasis Academy, South Street, Enfield to Ark John Keats Academy, Bell Lane, Enfield. They still play from 8.30pm to 10pm every Wednesday. All standards welcome. Cost is £5 a session. 

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) courses

For information on courses being run by the WEA this Spring, view Spring 2019 (PDF).

Age UK Christmas lunch for isolated older people

Many older people are isolated and don’t have anyone to spend the festive season with. Age UK Enfield have partnered with Botany Bay Cricket Club to offer them a free Christmas lunch on 14 December 2018, from 1pm to 4pm.

For more information view Age UK Christmas lunch (PDF).

Worried about your rights post-Brexit?

Citizens Advice Enfield are holding an information event for eastern European nationals about how to acquire settled status once the UK has left the European Union.

The event will be held on 28 February 2019 at 6pm in the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town. 

All European nationals are welcome, just come along. Tea and coffee will be provided and information will be given in English, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian and Albanian.

Waste consultation 2018

We are asking residents what they think about proposed changes to the way their rubbish is collected, by taking part in this consultation.

The consultation is open to all Enfield residents, however the proposed changes are only to collections for household rubbish and recycling from properties with a wheeled bin.

We are not proposing any change to flats with shared bins, or flats that don't have a wheeled bin.

Paper copies of the survey are available at:

  • Enfield Town Library - 66 Church Street, Enfield EN2 6AX
  • Ordnance Unity Centre Library - 645 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 6ND
  • Palmers Green Library - Broomfield Lane, London N13 4EY
  • Edmonton Green Library - 36-44 South Mall, London N9 0TN
  • Civic Centre - Silver Street, Enfield Town, EN1 3XA
  • John Wilkes House - 79 High Street, Enfield EN3 4EN

If you have any questions or need help taking part in this consultation, email consultation@enfield.gov.uk.

For more information, view consultation on your waste collection service (PDF).

Support available for rough sleepers

Winter is here, and we are all feeling the cold.

If you receive enquiries from or about rough sleepers, or are concerned about someone sleeping rough, don’t wait to report to our housing or social services staff as this will delay further action. The fastest way to report a rough sleeper is to raise an alert with Streetlink. You can also contact them on 0300 500 0914. If the person needs urgent medical assistance, call 999.

Help available from MyLife Enfield

MyLife Enfield is our new information and advice website. It offers help and advice to improve, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, and support to help people live independently in their own home.

MyLife Enfield has a resource directory which includes information on:

  • keeping safe
  • travel and transport
  • things to do
  • care homes
  • health and wellbeing

For information and advice for you, your family, friends or people you care for in your professional role, log in to MyLife Enfield

Getting empty properties back into use

We are working to ensure empty properties are brought back into use as quickly as possible and need your help to identify empty private properties.

To report an empty property, email empty.property@enfield.gov.uk.

For more information see empty private residential properties.

Don’t lose your right to vote!

I Vote' is part of our new ‘I Love Enfield’ campaign. The campaign also includes ‘I Volunteer and ‘I Keep Enfield Tidy’, and is designed to inspire people to help make Enfield a place to be proud of and sustain a strong local community.

For more information visit I Love Enfield.

It is important to register to vote so you can vote in future elections or referendums. Registering to vote can boost your credit score and make it easier for you to get finance or a mortgage. It can also help you access more local government services.

Once registered you can apply to vote by post.

If you have any questions or prefer to complete a paper form, email elections@enfield.gov.uk.

Don’t spoil your family’s Christmas by catching flu

Have you had your flu vaccination? We are urging all residents, especially carers, to get their flu vaccination this year to help stay well this winter.

Flu can be a potentially fatal illness. People will often carry and spread the disease without knowing they have it, therefore it’s important to get vaccinated, not just for yourself but for your loved ones. The flu jab is one of the best forms of protection against the virus.

Stop flu spreading by using a tissue and wash your hands thoroughly.

You may be entitled to a free flu jab. Contact your pharmacy or GP.

If you would like regular health and wellbeing messages, sign up for our Health and Wellbeing enewsletter.

Local Plan

We need your help with our plans for the Enfield of the future by giving us your views on our proposed draft.

For more information, see our Local Plan (PDF).

Health and Wellbeing Board elections

UK Engage have been appointed to run the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board Elections to appoint two third sector representatives (only one representative per organisation) for a period of three years.

The site will go live on 2 January 2019 and emails will be sent to the third sector organisations.

Organisations will then be able to nominate their chosen candidate via a secure site from 7 January and the site will remain open for nominations until 22 January. Prospective candidates will be expected to provide information regarding their suitability for the posts.

Depending on how many nominations UK Engage receive the voting site will reopen on 6 February and emails will be sent out from UK Engage inviting organisations to cast their votes.

Voting closes on 26 February 2019.

For further information, email tsd@enfield.gov.uk.

EU Settlement Grant

The Home Office has up to £9 million of grant funding available to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations, to help vulnerable or at-risk EU citizens needing additional support when applying for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

The Home Office aims to create a network of funded organisations to ensure a range of support services are available across the UK. 

Engagement with VCS organisations has also helped to shape the development of the grant funding. Following insight gained during the market engagement, there will be two levels of award:

  • Level one – to fund grant projects from £5,000 up to £39,999
  • Level two – to fund grant projects from £40,000 up to £750,000

Organisations are invited to submit proposals about how they can support the diversity of needs of a diverse EU citizen population to make their EUSS applications. The application period for bids will close at 12pm on 1 February 2019. 

For more information and to take part in the grant funding opportunity, visit GOV.UK