Rooted in our local community for 30 years, our services have supported hundreds of community & charitable groups, and thousands of volunteers.
We share our knowledge, skills and expertise, and we learn about the needs of local residents from everyone we work with.
We help to build connections and strengthen participation; and we support anyone who wants to take part in building a resilient and inclusive local community.
We provide opportunities for people and groups to share, to learn, and to take positive, effective social and community action.
EVA is based at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton N9 0PZ.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic all EVA staff have worked from home and we continue to provide our services remotely.
Positive Local Social Action
EVA helps people & groups access knowledge, skills & resources to make a difference in our Borough.
Knowledge, Skills and Expertise
EVA provides focused and trusted Information, advice, support, and training which meets the needs, and builds the confidence, of people who want to make a positive difference for residents in our Borough.
Maximising Resources / Fundraising
EVA provides opportunities for groups to meet funders & providers of in-kind support; and provides focused and trusted advice, training & support to develop fundraising skills.
EVA promotes volunteering & good volunteering practice in local organisations to enable volunteers & organisations to meet their objectives.
Health and Wellbeing
EVA hosts a team of Social Prescribing Link Workers attached to local GP surgeries, working one-to-one with Enfield residents to find information and activities to support their health and wellbeing.
We train and support a network of qualified Health Champions in community groups.
We host Simply Connect Enfield, a searchable online directory of activities and services provided by community groups in the London Borough of Enfield.
EVA creates opportunities for consultative & participatory forums, amplifying the voice of community groups & the residents they work with and helping to shape local services.. We promote & share understanding of the social & policy context in which we work.
EVA helps to build strong and sustained connections between people & groups across varied and diverse communities. We promote & participate in partnership working.
Our member organisations provide a broad range of services to Enfield’s residents – social care, health, arts, sports, youth work, older people, environmental, housing and homelessness, tenants and residents associations, support for people with disabilities and mental health problems, addiction, volunteering opportunities, employment, social exclusion, equalities issues, and much more.
All member organisations are volunteer-led by members of the community who give their time and energy to make life better for Enfield and its people, and our trustees are drawn from those organisations.
Trustees of voluntary and community organisations (including EVA’s Trustees / Board of Directors) are not paid.