Wellbeing Enfield Fund

Grants Guidelines

Applications are invited from not-for-profit organisations that can support local residents of all ages most affected by health inequalities, debt, and poverty in Enfield.

EVA has been awarded £68,000 to distribute in grants from the following funders

  • North Central London NHS & Public Health, Enfield Council (£30,000)
  • Enfield Council (£10,000)
  • Barnet, Haringey & Enfield Mental Health Trust (£28,000)

How much can you apply for?
Deadline
Priorities
Who can apply?
What documents do we require?
Support to apply, and support with conditions of grant
Funding Workshop | 11th January 2022
Monitoring and Evaluation
Grants Panel
Apply to sit on the Grants Panel
Timetable
How to apply for the Wellbeing Enfield Fund

How much can you apply for?

£4,000 – £8,000 is available for projects that meet the grant priorities and eligibility criteria outlined below.


Application deadline

All applicants must complete an application form and submit all supporting documents by 5pm, Monday 7th February 2022.


Priorities

  • Childhood obesity & access to healthy food. Projects should take into account the wider social determinants of health including housing, employment, environment, and education.
  • Debt advice, support with budgeting, and financial education.
  • Projects addressing the social factors impacting on the improved prevention, diagnosis, and prognosis of heart failure and diabetes for residents in the following wards – Lower Edmonton, Upper Edmonton & Edmonton Green, Haselbury, Turkey Street & Ponders End.

Who can apply?

Community groups that

  • provide at least 80% of their services to residents of the London Borough of Enfield,
  • have at least 2 years’ experience of delivering services / activities,
  • are constituted as a not-for-profit organisation (for example, CIO, Registered Charity, Company Limited by Guarantee, Unincorporated Association / Organisation).

What documents do we require?

All applicant organisations and groups must be able to provide:

  • a copy of your governing document
  • a copy of your most recent annual accounts covering a full year’s activity
  • copies of your equal opportunities, safeguarding, data protection, and health & safety policies

EVA membership is not required to apply for this grant, but EVA already hold copies of these documents for current members who have renewed their membership since November 2019. Please do not assume that your group or organisation is a current EVA member as you will not be considered for a grant unless we have received all documents by the stated deadline.

We therefore strongly recommend that you upload all the required documents as part of the application.

If you would like to check whether we already hold these documents for your group, or if you would like templates of the required policies to adapt for your own organisation email Jenny Budden, Admin. & Finance Officer, Enfield Voluntary Action – admin@enfieldva.org.uk

You will also have the opportunity to upload an additional document to support your application. This is not required, but at your own discretion.


Support to apply, and support with conditions of grant

EVA will support applicants before and after the deadline who have good ideas that fit the criteria and priorities to develop their project plans.

In supporting and assessing your application, the panel may identify measures that will be conditions of a successful application. These may include

  • Revising the budget
  • Updating safeguarding / policies
  • Forming partnerships with other projects
  • Addressing areas of weakness in an application
  • Other conditions which the Grants Panel may agree are necessary

Funding Workshop | 11th January 2022

10am to 12 noon via Microsoft Teams. (Teams is free to download.)

The Funding Workshop will take a look at the priorities, the guidelines, and the application form in detail, with the opportunity to ask questions.


Monitoring and Evaluation

EVA is responsible for ensuring that the funds are well-distributed, and that we can monitor the proper use of funds awarded in line with your funding application.

Monitoring and evaluation requirements will be as straightforward as possible, and EVA will support grant holders with their monitoring, spend, and ongoing impact evaluation.

You will be asked to provide evidence of your spending through the production of receipts and invoices before final payments can be made.


Grants Panel

A Grants Panel comprising representatives from the voluntary and community sector in Enfield and representatives from the funder organisations will receive training on criteria and fair assessment, from an independent trainer, prior to the Panel meeting.

The Grants Panel will consider all eligible applications and decide whether projects can be funded, how much funding they should receive, and whether any conditions should be applied to the grant award.

EVA’s Chief Executive and Administrative and Finance Officer will attend the Panel Meeting in an advisory capacity and to record the decisions of the Grants Panel only. The Chair of EVA Trustees will attend as an observer.

No member of EVA staff or trustees will take part in the decision-making process.

Members of the Grants Panel may be drawn from groups who have applied for a grant, but they will be required to withdraw from the Panel while their group’s application or any group with which they are associated is being discussed.

All members of the Grants Panel will be required to agree a confidentiality statement and a conflict of interest statement.


Apply to sit on the Grants Panel

We invite applications for volunteer voluntary & community sector representatives to receive training and sit on the Grants Panel to make decisions about awarding grants.

Find out more and how to apply.


Timetable

Funding Workshop | 11th January 2022

Deadline | The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Monday 7th February 2022.

Grants Panel | The Grants Panel will meet on Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Outcome | You will hear whether your application has been successful and whether any conditions to the grant have been made by 5pm on Monday 7th March 2022.

Project start date | If funded by this grants programme, your project can start from 7th March 2022.

Project completion | You must be able to complete your project by 31st March 2023.


Terms & Conditions

You will be asked to confirm you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of grant.


How to apply for the Wellbeing Enfield Fund

All applications must be made using the online application form.

You can use this Word document to help you prepare your responses.

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