Current funding opportunities for...

Updated 19 July 2023

The post will be updated to include any funding opportunities intended either exclusively for Barnet VCFSEs, or where Barnet is named a prioirity area.

If you need any support regarding any of these funding opportunities, contact Young Barnet Foundation if you are working with Children, Young People and Families. For adults/other please contact Ellen Cheshire, Community Organisation Support Lead, Inclusion Barnet

Black History Month 2023

Get involved – apply for funding by 21 August 2023  

Community organisations can apply for £500 – £1,000 to host an event or activity in Barnet to celebrate Black History Month during October 2023.

Black History Month is a month dedicated to celebrating communities and culture all around the world. This year’s theme is ‘celebrating our sisters’.

This year we will be marking Black History Month with a range of events, and local registered community groups can now apply to the council for funding to support activities for this year’s Black History Month.

Find out more about Black History Month here


Community Events Fund

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the outcome within four weeks of the submission date.

Barnet Council’s vision is to make Barnet a ‘Borough of Fun’, where those who live and work have opportunities to enjoy life and celebrate the things that are important to them. Community Groups can apply for up to £1,000 throughout the year to host an event with their community. Applicants should apply at least 4 weeks before the event.

For more information and to apply for Community Event Funding

Further funding for community organisations to put on events for South Asian Heritage Month (July/August), Silver Week and Black History Month (October) and Winter Festivals (November – January) will be available. Check back for details or make sure you are signed up to our newsletters.


Barnet VCFSE Ukrainian Support Grant
Open Now. Ongoing Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Barnet based VCFSE organisations can apply for funding to support work with Ukrainian guests and hosts in Barnet. Funding via Barnet Community Fund.

For more information and to apply for the VCFSE Ukrainian Refugee Support Grant

Area Committee Funding from Barnet Council

Each of the three wards (east, west and north) has £400,000 a year for community projects, they tend to favour capital projects ie items or building redevelopment.
You can find notes to past meetings via the links below, which will show you what has been funded and to what value. You may also spot an organisation you know, and can gain further insights on the process from them.

North area

East area

West area

What you need to do…

  1. Find your local Barnet Councillor
  2. Find your Councillors contact details and what committees they sit on,this will give you an idea of what interests they may have.
  3. Invite your local councillors to see your work/project in action, and discuss with them your needs.
  4. Each Councillor can take forward one application to the area committee meetings: The next meetings are in June 2023: check here for dates.
  5. If they agree to take your application forward, you will work with them to complete a form/provide background information to support their ‘sponsorship’ of the application.

More information on the Area Committee Funding including the contact for the Council officer who oversees this fund.

Crowdfund Barnet

Do you have an idea for a community project? We want to hear from you! Whether it be by enhancing high streets, neighbourhoods, or parks; or supporting vulnerable people and bringing communities together, Crowdfund Barnet offers a creative and collaborative way to turn your idea for a local project into a reality. So far, over 2,000 backers have helped raise more than £770,000 for 31 amazing local projects.  The Spring funding round is now closed . Get in touch for the next round and find out now to pitch your project and launch your campaign.  Contact Spacehive direct for more information on Crowdfund Barnet.

Through Crowdfund Barnet everyone can create their own crowdfunding campaigns and back the ideas they love, with pledges of up to £5,000 available from Barnet Council. Let’s make a difference together.

Get in touch with Ellen if you’d like to a recording of a recent training session given on this fundraising opportunity with insights from two local organisations that have raised money this way.

EOI now being accepted for BACE GRANT –  Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) in Barnet

Key information:

Summer Delivery: 16 days of minimum 4 hours of delivery between  24th July and 1st September 2023

Winter Delivery: 4 days of minimum 4 hours of delivery between 27th December 2023 and 5th January 2024

Register your interested for BACE via Young Barnet Foundation

Space2Grow (for Young Barnet Foundation members only)

The Young Barnet Foundation operate Space2Grow, funding opportunities for their members, who are delivering support and services for the Barnet’s children and young people.

Latest news on Space2Grow funding opportunities



Keep the conversation going on twitter @barnettogether

#BarnetTogether #StrongerTogether

Barnet Together is a partnership comprising of three local organisations, Young Barnet Foundation, Volunteering Barnet and Inclusion Barnet, who together provide support to our VCFSE, that make up Barnet’s diverse and dynamic voluntary sector. The conference was delivered in conjunction with our Alliance partner, Barnet Council.

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