Enfield Voluntary Action is known as EVA

EVA provides services to local voluntary and community organisations in Enfield

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The Development and Funding Advice Manager provides practical help, information, advice and support to individual voluntary and community organisations by phone and email, in person by appointment, at EVA's offices, or at your organisation's premises.


Please get in touch with the service using this messaging form if you have an enquiry about setting up a new  voluntary, community or charitable organisation / project; developing your organisation; fundraising; anything to do with the good management of your organisation; to get support for a supplementary school; to arrange a meeting; or to find out more about training courses and workshops.


Jo works part-time so you may have to wait a few days before you get a response.

Please be patient, she will respond to your enquiry as soon as she can.

The Development and Funding Advice Service may be able to provide training tailored for your organisation, or a group of organisations with specific needs.

Please get in touch with the service using this messaging form.

Voluntary and community organisations are generally governed by volunteers on the Trustee Board or Management Committee or Board of Directors that takes overall responsibility for its work.


Staff may be employed to carry out the day-to-day running of the organisation - fundraising, providing activities, writing policies, managing finances etc.


Delivering excellent services to local residents in a purposeful, sustainable way is more likely to happen when your organisation is well run.


More about governance (link to NCVO website).


The Development and Funding Advice Service, in conjunction with the Community Accountant, can help your organisation to develop good governance, or support and advise you if you want to start up a new organisation.

Development and Funding Advice Service

The Development and Funding Advice Manager is Jo Ikhelef.

The Development and Funding Advice Service provides training and one-to-one support to build the capacity, strength and sustainability of voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in the London Borough of Enfield.


The Development and Funding Advice Manager is a PQASSO Accredited Assessor, holds a 'lifelong learning' teaching qualification, and is an accredited Supplementary School Quality Framework Mentor.

(Links take you to external websites).

Training courses and workshops are held at Community House, 311 Fore Street, N9 0PZ and cover aspects of good practice in VCS organisations, including Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees, Note Taking, Effective Meetings and Fundraising.


City Bridge Trust have provided funding to support the development of good monitoring and evaluation. Jo will be holding short workshops during 2015-16 - 'Understanding Funders' - to help organisations improve evaluation skills to help demonstrate to funders the difference they are making.


Financial management training is provided by the Community Accountant and Volunteer Involvement is covered by the Volunteer Centre.

Good Governance


Bespoke Training

Support to individual organisations

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All our forthcoming training courses are listed in our latest EVANEWS.  

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