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Enfield Voluntary Action is known as EVA. We help people & groups access knowledge, skills & resources to make a difference in our Borough.

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Applications that are COVID-19 focused will be prioritised until September 2020. Awards for All ask organisations who are not looking for COVID-19 related funding in England not to submit an application at this time.

Emergency funding for organisations in England

Funders | Up to £10,000 | Updated for Coronavirus / Covid19 emergency

This page provides web links to funders / suppliers with ongoing deadlines (no closing date) which may be most suitable for applications from small community groups in Enfield for goods or grants up to £10,000.


Read our '10 key essentials before you make an application for funding'.


Sign up to EVANEWS for regular information & links to grant funders with future closing dates.


EVA can help you in your search & applications for funding & other resources, but will also need plenty of notice. Complete our short online form if you would like support with fundraising.


See here for EVA funding surgeries if you're thinking about applying for more than £10,000 from National Lottery Community Fund,

Johnson Matthey plc

Applications remain open.

One £500 award to one local community group every month. Simple application form. Administered by EVA. More information & application form.

In Kind Direct

Registration remains open.

In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods, donated by companies, to UK charities working in the UK and overseas. In Kind Direct works with not-for-profit organisations and companies to help ensure that everyone has access to life's essentials and that no usable product goes to waste. The goods are free but a small admin & delivery charge is made.  More information & how to register.

Giving World

Registration remains open.

Giving World partners with businesses and charities to redistribute end-of-line, surplus and discontinued products for free, to the most deprived communities across the UK. The goods are free but a small admin & delivery charge is made. More information & how to register.

Awards For All | National Lottery

BBC Children In Need

The COVID-19 Response Programmes are as follows:


  • The COVID-19 2020 Booster Grants programme will open to current BBC Children in Need grant-holders from Monday 18th May 2020 and will enable organisations to apply for funding up to £5,000 over a 6 month period.

  • The COVID-19 Large Grants programme will open to applications from 8th June 2020 and will enable organisations to apply for funding up to £80,000 over an 18 month period.

More information

Heritage Grants | National Lottery

Applications remain open.

£3,000 - £10,000 to connect people and communities to UK national, regional and local heritage. Heritage projects could include

  • Nature

  • Commemorations and celebrations

  • Oral history

  • Cultural traditions

More information & how to apply.

City Bridge Trust

Applications for Small Grants remain open. Other programmes have temporarily closed to new applicants. City Bridge Trust is part of London Community Response


Small Grants

£1,000 - £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. Groups with income under £100,000.

  • Greening and growing projects which bring communities together and improve the local environment.

  • Enabling disabled people and/or older people who are disadvantaged to actively participate in the arts, sports and health and well-being opportunities.).

More information & how to apply.

Comic Relief | Capacity Building & Project Delivery

Applications remain open

Capacity Building (up to £500) & Project Delivery Grants (up to £4000) for 4 strategic themes - Children Survive & Thrive (under 5s);  Fighting for Gender Justice; A Safe Place to Be (homelessness / forced migration); Mental Health Matters. Groups with income under £250,000. Administered by Groundwork. More information & how to apply

Enfield Open4Community

A searchable funding directory for local community groups, provided by Enfield Council. Register here

Yapp Charitable Trust

Applications remain open.

Up to £3,000 per year for up to three years for running costs only. Registered charities only with total annual expenditure under £40,000 working with elderly people, 5 - 25 year olds, people with physical impairments, learning difficulties or mental health challenges, life-limiting social problems, educational disadvantage.

More information & how to apply.

London Community Foundation

Old Enfield Charitable Trust

Funding Central

Inclusion of links to external websites does not imply that EVA supports or endorses any views or information provided on these websites. We have no control over the content of external websites. Please see our linking policy.


EVA will try to ensure that links are kept up to date, but external organisations may re-structure their websites.

Please let us know if any of the links are broken.

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London Community Response | London Funders

London Community Response is a consortium of London Funders providing 2 funding programmes.

Crisis response – Up to £10,000 to meet the immediate needs of communities, from food and essentials, to equipment and additional short-term staff costs;

A new wave of funding is expected to be announced soon (early June). Check the website for information.

More information & how to apply

Paul Hamlyn / Comic Relief | 'Explore'

An early stage digital funding strand, in partnership with CAST.

Tailored support to help charities accelerate the development of digital solutions

The Explore programme will help charities to scope a digital solution to improve outcomes for the people they support, and to build the skills to develop a strong, user-led approach to digital service delivery.

The programme includes grants of £5,000 for individual organisations, or £7,500 for collaborations.

Applications close on 22nd June 2020

More information and how to apply.