Community Chest Small Grants Funding
Enfield Connections is an inclusive information and advice service developed for Enfield residents (18+) in need of support, information and advice which they can use to make informed decisions in self-managing long term care, deciding when to contact adult social care and to be able to live independently for as long as they possibly can.
The service was developed as part of Enfield Council’s transformation programme procuring services from the voluntary and community sector to support local residents to remain independent for as long as possible before presenting to health and social care services for help or assistance.
Enfield Connections is delivered as a collaboration with Enfield charities contracted by CommUNITY Barnet to deliver bespoke or specialist services.
Enfield Connections has £15,000 for funding community projects. Enfield voluntary organisations can apply for a share of the funding. A panel will decide which projects receive funding, based on the criteria set. Applicants can apply for a maximum of £5000 toward a current initiative or new initiative that meet one or more of the criteria set below.
We are therefore inviting applications from community organisations and service providers who have great ideas that can benefit the community.
The aim is to secure interventions that support individuals to remain living healthy in their communities. This could be through easy access to effective information and advice using a range of channels and approaches provided by the voluntary and community sector. Importantly, services will also build capacity, independence and confidence in individuals, families and communities to access their own information and advice and keep them safe and healthy in their communities There are significant numbers of people who require information, advice or signposting to navigate life events and/or support their unique circumstances. Despite the ever-increasing availability of information online, this can be hard to access for many of those with more complex needs or who lack basic digital skills. These are often the same people who need the most support. This is underpinned by the Corporate Plan, ‘Health and Social Care Integration Agenda (Better Care Fund); The Care Act 2014 (Information ‘key delay and prevention of dependence’); and continuous improvement in terms of providing quality services to the citizens of Enfield.
The criteria for the grants programme are below. Please make sure you address the criteria when completing your application.
- Improves the ability of residents to make informed choices about health and wellbeing
- Reduces social isolation through online support and social networks
- Reduces barriers to access information
Who Can Apply
To be eligible to apply, organisations must:
- Be a new or existing social or community organisation, i.e. not-for-profit
- Be connected with and meeting the needs of local communities in Enfield
- Be formally constituted
- Have a bank account requiring two signatories
Applications from organisations that have a financial deficit will not be considered.
What we will not fund
Enfield Connections will not fund:
- Expenditure or activities that have already taken place
- Organisations or community groups that have received funding from Enfield Connections within the last 12 months or those in receipt of core funding
- Projects that have no community or charitable element
- Projects that are purely for the advancement of religion or politics
- Enfield Connections does not make grants to individuals.
Any questions or queries please contact Angela Greaves on 07809 342 941.
Community Chest Small Grants Funding Application Form Application opens Friday 29th November 9am
Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it (marked PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL) to: Angela Greaves, Enfield Connections, c/o Mind in Enfield, 275 Fore Street, London N9 0PD
DEADLINE: 4pm on Friday 10th January 2020