February 04, 2021 12:31 PM

CommUNITY Barnet Giving Scheme

** This grant scheme has now closed **


CommUNITY Barnet has been awarded £150,000 to run a grant scheme for Barnet. The funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund and will be for organisations, who as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, support people who experience disproportionate challenge; who provide services and support for vulnerable people; and which connect and support communities to work together.


CommUNITY Barnet will work alongside Barnet Giving and independently recruited community representatives to deliver the programme.


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We will be running two online workshops and you can also call us to find out more about the grant scheme. See section 'Online workshops and further information' below.



The scheme will award grants to charitable and community groups and not-for-profit organisations within the London Borough of Barnet. All projects should benefit Barnet residents.


Covid-19 has had a huge impact on smaller community groups. This grant scheme is for groups that had an income of less than £500,000 in the last year. 



These are the priority areas for funding. Funding is for groups and projects that focus on the following areas:


  • Equality, social justice and community cohesion, including groups that deliver activities to build cohesion and reduce conflict.
  • Supporting physical and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Tackling poverty.



Of the total funding available, we will have two grant funds. These are:


  • Small grants £85,500. Grants from £1,000 to £6,000.
  • Medium grants £57,000. Grants from £6,000 to £15,000.  


It is the same application form, whether you apply for a small or a medium sized grant.



All applications must be submitted online using our online forms. However, if you have access or support needs, please contact us. You can then provide the information in another format.  


Click here to see the Eligibility Check and the Application Form (these forms are for information purposes only, please use the online eligibility checker to start your application). 


Read through these forms before you start your application.  Please ensure you read the Eligibility Criteria information. It explains who can apply.


Please complete the Eligibility Checker here. You will be emailed a copy of your completed form.


If your organisation is eligible, you will then be directed to the online Application Form.


Please download our Guidance Notes to help you with your application.



  • Please return your complete Application Form by 8am, Monday 1 March.
  • Late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.




The awards will be decided by an independent Grants Panel. This will be Trustees from CommUNITY Barnet, Barnet Giving and representatives from Barnet’s local communities.


If you would like to apply to be a Grants Panel community representative, please click here for more information.



We will be running 2 online workshops, using Zoom, to explain more about how to apply. You can book your place by clicking the links below:


Thursday 11 February, 2pm - 3.30pm BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE - Completed

Monday 15 February, 10.30am - 12pm BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE - Completed

Attendees have feedback how useful the webinars have been "Thank you so much; the event was brilliant, to the point, and with the support to help with the grant application." Course attendee.


Due to popular demand, we have added an extra date:

Tuesday 23 February, 6.30pm - 7.30pm BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE - Completed


Presentation slides from the workshops here

Guidance notes from the workshops here


You can also contact us directly, if you would like to ask any questions about this scheme. Please email grants@communitybarnet.org.uk or telephone 020 8364 8400



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


Thank you to National Lottery players, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £150,000 to CommUNITY Barnet which will be used to support communities through the COVID-19 crisis.