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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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£500 Awards made through the Johnson Matthey small grants programme.

In May 2017, the Johnson Matthey small grants programme has been running for 1 year. It has proved to be a successful programme and Johnson Matthey have decided to continue.


On this page we feature some of the groups who have received £500 from Johnson Matthey between March 2016 and April 2017.


If you would like to apply for a future £500 donation, please use the form on our small grants page.

Enfield Vision

Enfield Vision used £500 for monthly drop-In mornings for visually impaired people to consult a social worker, view and order specialised equipment, borrow audio books, use the services of a reflexologist, or just to have a cup of tea and a chat.

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Dazu runs a young carers group in Enfield and used £500 to organise feel-good sessions to give young carers some quality time out from their caring responsibilities. The sessions included hair styling, manicures, make-up, hand massage, boxercise class & one-to-one counselling.

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Edmonton Homeless Project

Edmonton Homeless Project runs a Breakfast Club every week for 40+ individuals. The project was awarded £500 to help provide toiletries, clothes and food packs.

Northside Youth & Community Connexions

Northside Youth and Community Connexions, based in Edmonton, were awarded £500 to hire a training room for 1 year in order to train 11-19 year olds as volunteers in Youth Work.

Wellbeing Connect Services

WellBeing Connect Services works with people and families who have experienced problems with mental health. The organisation received £500 for volunteer expenses, and printing, stationery & postage costs, in order to offer service users the opportunity to develop skills & interact with people from varied backgrounds, and be introduced to training/employment opportunities.



Radiomarathon supports young people with a range of learning disabilities in an inclusive and open setting. £500 bought them a lawnmower and strimmer so they could keep a playground in good order.


Other recipients of £500 include Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, CATS (Children's Acute Transport Service) Charity, Chase Farm Charity, North Enfield Foodbank, and Enfield Deaf Social Club. The donation helped these groups provide a range of equipment / services including bereavement support, specialist equipment, kitchen scales, a garden bench, massage therapy, British Sign Language & Deaf Awareness training.