The Community Development team provides a central point of contact for the council, the voluntary and community sector and partner agencies. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org about:
- issues relating to voluntary and community organisations
We also have a database of over 650 voluntary organisations, community groups, faith groups and sports clubs. This is updated every year and we use it to:
- keep track of voluntary organisations in Enfield
- communicate funding opportunities, events and other information to voluntary organisations
- answer enquiries about voluntary organisations
You can register or update your organisation's details online.
Commissioning and funding
We commission services from the voluntary and community sector so we can:
- use current best practices
- avoid fragmented competition for limited resources
- allow the alignment of funding with our key priorities to provide clarity about the outcomes and services that we require
- focus on outputs, outcomes and flexibility as our priorities and outcomes change over time
If you're a voluntary and community sector organisation that is looking for funding, you can do a free online search with Open4Community.
This free tool allows you to search hundreds of grants, schemes and funds that match your organisation's profile. It is updated regularly, with new funding streams added as soon as they are available.
Voluntary Sector Strategy Group
The Voluntary Sector Strategy Group (VSSG) provides a means by which we can work strategically in partnership with Enfield's voluntary and community sector.
View the latest VSSG meeting minutes - 9 October 2023 (PDF, 196.12 KB).
Organisations and groups funded or commissioned by us
On this page you can download documents showing the voluntary organisations and community groups we have funded or commissioned to provide services or activities to Enfield residents. They show the amount we have contributed and the purpose of the expenditure. The last five years' reports from the Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) are available.
2022 to 2023
2021 to 2022
2020 to 2021
2019 to 2020
2018 to 2019
Enfield Voluntary Action
Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) provides services to voluntary and community organisations in Enfield. It supports and promotes their:
- positive and sustainable development
- participation in making decisions that affect the borough
EVA's support, development, and information services consist of:
- development and funding advice
- up-to-date information via EVAeNEWS
- links to good practice, information, reports and useful websites via Online Knowhow
- good practice and networking via Volunteer Centre Enfield
- grants programmes as available on behalf of local, regional and national funders
- Schools in Partnership meetings
Enfield Voluntary Action offers training for trustees, staff and volunteers in voluntary and community organisations. Visit the EVA website for more information.
Volunteering schemes and awards
100 Hours Volunteering Scheme
The 100 Hours Volunteering Scheme recognises the fantastic work of volunteers in Enfield, who regularly give up their valuable time to help other people in their community.
All voluntary organisations, clubs and community groups in the borough are invited to get involved and register with the scheme.
If you do more than two hours of volunteering a week with a registered organisation, you will get a scheme membership card. You use this card to record each hour of volunteering you complete, with the aim of doing a minimum of 100 hours of volunteering in a year.
People who achieve this goal will receive a certificate in recognition of their hard work and support for their community.
To register with the scheme, email email@example.com.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service recognises the outstanding contribution that volunteers make to their local communities. The Queen has awarded this prestigious honour to hundreds of volunteering groups in the UK.
If you know of a volunteer group that deserves recognition, you can nominate it for the award.
Nominate a group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following policies are available for charitable, voluntary and community organisations to use. You just need to download and add the name of your organisation. You should read them carefully to make sure they meet your needs before using: