Positive Local Social Action

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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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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.

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Grants to smaller, community led groups, supporting people at the margins of society. Promotes inclusion, integration, independence. Will fund core costs, capital, project funding - minimum £10,000 over 1-3 years.

Priorities – applications that address marginalisation, display positive characteristics, make a difference.

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Priority | Organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate challenge due to Covid-19 crisis, for example, older people; disabled people & people with long-term health conditions; LGBTQ+ people and BAME people; organisations who provide advice and support to those pushed into crisis as a result of the pandemic; and organisations supporting people and their families with end-of-life care. Decisions may take a while.

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Funders | Up to £10,000 | Updated October 2020

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.

Johnson Matthey plc

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

More information & application form.

In Kind Direct

Giving World

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.

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Covid19 Fund National Lottery (formerly Awards for All)

BBC Children In Need

All new applications to the Small and Main Grants Programmes are paused. BBC Children in Need are planning to open two new funding rounds in the next six months. The first will open before the end of the year, followed by a further funding round in Spring. These funding rounds will be open for applications for grants of £10,000 and larger awards of over £10,000. Check the website regularly.

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Heritage Grants | National Lottery

The National Lottery Grants for Heritage are currently closed to new applications until 2021.

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City Bridge Trust

Applications for Small Grants remain open.

£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 for groups with income under £250,000.

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. Administered by Groundwork.

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Enfield Open4Community

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

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Yapp Charitable Trust

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

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

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London Community Response | London Funders

London Community Response is a consortium of London Funders set up in response to the Covid19 crisis.

A new wave of funding (Wave 4) may be announced in November, but no firm dates at present.

Check the website regularly.

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Tudor Trust

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

New applications are paused. Application forms and processes are being reviewed. Further information will be available shortly. Check website regularly,

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London Catalyst

Grants of £1,000 - £5,000 to organisations who tackle disadvantage caused by long-term ill-health, disability and poverty; seeks to act as “catalyst” for change with deadlines throughout the year.

More information & application form.