About Us

About Us

I have been a Trustee for just over a year. I was born and lived in the Borough of Barnet for just under 25 years, after which time I moved to Hemel Hempstead where I now live with my husband and family. I have 2 children aged 27 and 24 years old. I am passionate about help improve outcomes for children and their families and have worked for over 30 years within a number of health, social care and education job roles. After working in Barnet for the last 3 and a half years I am now working in Harrow as Head of Children’s Commissioning where I work for NHS clinical commissioning group, improving children and young people’s health provision  and services.

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1255 High Rd N20 0EJ
ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
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Name of Organisation: 
CommUNITY Barnet
Address: 
CommUNITY Barnet, 1st Floor, Barnet House, 1255 HIgh Road
Postcode: 
N20 0EJ
Telephone Number: 
02083648400
Email Address: 
grants@communitybarnet.org.uk
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1255 High Rd N20 0EJ
APPLICATION FORM
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SECTION 1 TELL US ABOUT YOUR ORGANISATION
Please provide your organisation details and the contact details of someone we can speak to you if we have any queries about your application. They should know about the project and be able to speak to us during office hours.
Staff and Volunteers.
SECTION 2 TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
Project Details.
Please include the following details: What you will do (your activities)? Who are the people or community that need help? How often the activities will take place (daily, weekly or monthly etc)? Which staff or volunteers will be involved?
Please tell us the number of beneficiaries for your project.
It is important we know how many people will benefit from this funding. We will also fund some projects that have low numbers and where people have very difficult challenges or where the project will have a big impact on their lives.
Tell us about the people this project will help?
Tell us how your project will be open to and include people
Is your project is for people of a particular community, such as Black or Asian? Are they of a particular age? Do they face particular problems (such as disabled people or those who live in over-crowded homes?) How will you make sure you reach people and are welcoming?
Safeguarding
If you are working with children and young people under 18 years of age or vulnerable adults, tell us what you do to make sure they are safe. For example, do staff/volunteers have DBS checks, do they have training and guidance on safeguarding?
SECTION 3 BUDGET
EXPENDITURE
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INCOME
Please include any income from other sources (if applicable)
SECTION 5 POLICIES
Do you have the following policies in place? If no, our partner CommUNITY Barnet can help you with this. We may ask you to send these if awarded a grant.
Please upload your constitution
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Please upload your accounts
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SECTION 6 TERMS, CONDITIONS & DECLARATION
It is essential that you understand and sign up to agree to the following statements. If you leave the organisation or can no longer complete your project or someone else takes over responsibility for the grant on your behalf, or you have any difficulties, please tell us immediately. We and our partner organisation, CommUNITY Barnet, may be able to help.
Monitoring of the project
Hammerson Brent Cross are keen to offer their staff opportunities to volunteer with these projects. Please note, projects where volunteering opportunities are available will not be favoured over those that cannot offer volunteering opportunities.
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Name of Organisation: 
CommUNITY Barnet
Address: 
CommUNITY Barnet, 1st Floor, Barnet House, 1255 HIgh Road
Postcode: 
N20 0EJ
Telephone Number: 
02083648400
Email Address: 
grants@communitybarnet.org.uk

Who can apply

  • Applications are invited from charities registered with the Charity Commission, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO), Community Interest Companies (CIC), companies limited by guarantee with charitable objects or community and voluntary groups with a constitution. Constituted community groups must have a bank account in the name of the organisation requiring two or more signatories and a management board of at least three unrelated people. 
  • This fund is not open to applications directly from schools, colleges or other statutory bodies. Individuals or groups with no constitution are not eligible to apply.
  • Your project must directly benefit individuals and communities in Barnet.

What type of project will be funded?

  • We are keen to fund to smaller grassroots organisations and projects.
  • Organisations should have an income of less than £100,000 per year.
  • The project should be with people that experience disadvantage either on a Barnet-wide basis or in a local Barnet area. 
  • The project must be completed within 12 months of the grant being awarded.

We cannot fund

  • Individuals or sole traders
  • Projects or activities that have already taken place
  • Activities that support or deliver faith activities. Constituted faith organisations are welcome to apply for projects that deliver non-faith based activity.

What can the funding be used for?

This funding can be used for:

  • staff salaries
  • volunteer expenses
  • training
  • venue costs
  • small items of equipment that will be used in the project
  • overheads e.g. rent and utilities

What reports and information are needed about the projects?

  • You must be able to provide the number of beneficiaries in the project.
  • You will be asked to provide a short information report about your project.  You may also be asked to provide images and a case study for publicity and other purposes, but we understand that images and case studies might not always be possible due to security and confidentiality.  
  • Hammerson are keen to offer their staff opportunities to volunteer with these projects. Please note, projects where volunteering opportunities are available will not be favoured over those that cannot offer volunteering opportunities.  

How will the applications be assessed?

  •  A Hammerson/Brent Cross Grants Panel will make decisions in September.
  • The scheme will be administered by CommUNITY Barnet.

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Hammerson, the owners of Brent Cross shopping centre, is delighted to offer the Brent Cross Community Support Scheme dedicated to supporting homelessness, food poverty, domestic violence and enterprise in Barnet.

The scheme will offer grants to charitable, voluntary or community groups within the London Borough of Barnet, who work in the following areas:

  • Food bank support and tackling food poverty 
  • Providing support services to people affected by domestic violence and abuse 
  • Supporting those who are homeless or rough sleeping 
  • Providing employment opportunities, enterprise or skills development 

This scheme will be administered through CommUNITY Barnet.

Grants of £2,000 will be available.

You can view the PDF documents for this grant which include: Eligibility Check, Application Form and Terms and Conditions of Grant.

Please ensure you read the Eligibility Criteria information. It explains who can apply and what sort of projects and costs can be funded.

All applications must be submitted online using our online application form which can be accessed after you complete the eligibly checker. 

If your organisation is eligible, you will then be directed to the online Application Form. Please complete and check your eligibility here

  • The grant opens on Tuesday 4 August 2020 at 9am.
  • You must submit your completed eligibility check and application form by Friday 4 September at 5pm.
  • Late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

 

Get in touch

If you would like to ask any questions about this scheme, please email grants@communityarnet.org.uk or telephone 020 8364 8400

Do you need further support?

CommUNITY Barnet also provides an Organisational Development service, where we give one-to-one and group guidance and coaching on setting up, governance and safeguarding, fundraising and sustainability. We provide a Finance and Accounts service, managing payroll, accounts and independent examination services for not-for-profit organisations.

For further information, please contact Jeni Osbourne at jeni.osbourne@communitybarnet.org.uk or telephone 020 8364 8400 ext 0211

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