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.
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:
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.
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.