Barnet Community Innovation Fund
About the fund
Barnet Council and its partners in the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) have created The Barnet Community Innovation Fund to support the development of innovative, community based initiatives to help residents adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will be processed in collaboration with Barnet Together.
The key objectives are to support:
- strengthening the range of early intervention and prevention projects
- the development of a stronger, more resilient and sustained community sector that can develop collaborative partnerships
- community-based projects that seeks to support residents most impacted by COVID-19 and other health inequalities. This will include residents from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
The fund will provide three levels of grant funding:
- Small grant (up to £2,000)
- Start-up grant (up to £10,000)
- Big idea grant (£10,000 - £65,000)
Match or in-kind funding is not required but applications that are able to attract additional funds and in-kind volunteering, venue hire, project materials and equipment would be encouraged.
- Support for unpaid carers as one key group adversely affected by the pandemic
- Digital inclusion projects for older residents to reduce social isolation especially during prolonged periods of lockdown
- Residents who have lost or are at risk of losing their jobs
- Mitigating the risk of lost functionality and mobility in older residents
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Who can apply
- Registered charity
- Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)
- Community Interest Company limited by guarantee
- Company limited by guarantee
- Constituted community group
- Constituted but unincorporated club or association
- Community Benefit Society
- Social enterprise
Individuals and businesses are not eligible to apply.
Location and timescale
All projects must be based in Barnet for the sole benefit for residents in the borough. All projects must take place between March 2021 and March 2022, commencing within 2 months of grant determination and to run for a minimum of 6 months up to 12 months.
The grant can be used to support partnership development, research and planning activities.
The grant will not cover:
- Activities (including buying goods or services) that have started, purchased or ordered before a decision is made about the application
- Costs that are already paid for by other income including applicant's own funds or any other funding
- Costs related to the promotion of political or faith activities
- Any other non-project-specific costs.
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How to apply
A word document of the grant application is supplied here for you to fill out and save before you complete the online application:
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You must transfer the information to the online form to officially submit your application.
Support with your application form
Barnet Together (comprising Inclusion Barnet, Young Barnet Foundation and Volunteering Barnet) can provide support with your grant application form:
- Support for adult application forms: Ellen@inclusionbarnet.org.uk
- Support for children and young people application forms: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance & supporting documents
- Applications open Tuesday 16 February
- Application deadline Monday 1 March at 5pm
- Decisions will be made the week beginning 22 March
Decision making process
All applications will be assessed and determined by a panel including the funders, council representation and community sector representation. In the event of over-subscription, it is possible that not every application will be successful. All decisions on whether to give a grant, and how much, are final.
How payments will be made
All grant payments are credited to an organisation’s bank account via the Bankers Automated Clearing Scheme (BACS).
Monitoring and evaluation requirements
All grant recipients will be required to monitor their projects against pre-determined criteria provided and submit monitoring reports. Reports will be required at the end of the project, as agreed with the Grant Panel Committee. In some circumstances, a mid-point report may be required – this would be stipulated as part of the grant.
Please contact email@example.com with any enquiries.
Privacy & Data Protection
For our full privacy notice please visit https://www.barnet.gov.uk/your-council/policies-plans-and-performance/privacy-notices
Barnet Together's Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) manifesto
In June 2020, Barnet Council signed up to the Barnet Voluntary Community Sector Manifesto and has encouraged other organisations to consider doing the same. Barnet Together (comprising Inclusion Barnet, Young Barnet Foundation and Volunteering Barnet) is supporting the community and faith sector to work in partnership with the council. For further details and to sign up visit https://www.youngbarnetfoundation.org.uk/manifesto