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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Applications that are COVID-19 focused will be prioritised until September 2020.


£300 - £10,000 to support great project ideas that

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities

  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities

  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

More information & how to apply.

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.


See this Mayor of London pdf for the latest news on London-focused and other grants open during Coronavirus / Covid19


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

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

Applications temporarily paused. Check website for udates.


Up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects working with children and young people 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect

  • Any kind of disability

  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties

  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

More information & how to apply.

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 also 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

No announcement on website.

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.

Wakeham Trust

No announcement on website.

£125 - £2500 for small scale, outward looking projects which would find it hard to get funding from big trusts. New ideas run by ordinary people with potential to become self-supporting. No deadlines. Application by email. 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

A consortium of London Funders are providing up to £5,000 for immediate and urgent needs for food and essentials, including mobile phones and data, and cleaning products.

More information & how to apply.