Small Projects Fund
Voluntary and Community Sector
Enfield has a diverse and well established Voluntary and Community Sector, accommodating over 650 voluntary organisations, community groups, faith groups, sports clubs, and uniformed groups across the borough. The Council recognises the unique position of local voluntary and community groups in supporting residents, and the value of this sector in contributing to the capacity and cohesion of the community.
Small Projects Fund
The Small Project Fund will provide time limited funding (12 months) for projects aimed at supporting adults aged 18 and over who have or are at risk of developing long term health and social care needs. The objective is to improve quality of life by supporting people to continue to live independently within their own homes.
The Fund will invest in community projects that evidence the following:
- Development of sustainable solutions
- Evidence based approaches with focus on Prevention and Early Intervention, including self-management of long term conditions
- Development of volunteering opportunities
- Development of peer support networks
- Innovation, including digital technologies
Community groups will be to apply for grants of up to £5k from the Small Project Fund.
Briefing Event - 17th January 2019
We’d like to invite voluntary community groups to join us for a short briefing event about the SPF on 17th January from 10.30am-12pm. You will be able to find out about the SPF and ask questions relating to the scheme. Please simply email email@example.com confirming your attendance and providing your name and organisation.
Date: 17th January 2019
Time: 10.30am – 12pm
Venue: Dugdale Centre, 39 London Rd, London, Enfield, EN2 6DS
Room: Conference Room 3
We look forward to seeing you there.
The application process will be split into 2 parts. All applicants will be expected to fully complete an Expression of Interest (part 1), which will be evaluated within ten working days. Those organisations who successfully demonstrate their ability to deliver against the outcomes within the specification will be invited to complete an application for the Small Project Fund (part 2).
It’s envisaged that groups will be able to submit an Expression of Interest Form (form available at a later date) from 24th Jan - 7th Feb 2019. After the council has evaluated these, invitations to make full applications will be sent to successful groups on 22nd Feb 2019. Groups will then have until 8th March to submit their full application. Decisions on successful applications will be made week commencing 5th April 2019.
**Expressions of Interest - Submission Window Now Open. Deadline 7th Feb 2019**
Organisations are now able to complete and submit an Expression of Interest (part 1 of application – more information in Application Process above) using the form below.
You are also required to provide the following supporting documents as part of your Expression of interest:
- Last year’s set of accounts
- Constitution/terms of reference/management committee details
- Equal opportunities policy
- Safeguarding policies
Please email your completed EOI form and supporting documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the deadline for submitting an Expression of interest is 7th February 2019. EOIs received after this date will not be considered.
Please read the guidance document below as this will give further information and guidance on all aspects of the Fund including project criteria, project management, timelines and applications.