The GBL pilot grants application process ran over summer 2019. The GBL partnership agreed to allocate the pilot:

* £30,000 for local organisations to run projects up to £10,000 each

* £4,000 for residents to run small projects up to £500 each.


Thanks to everyone who applied, there were so many great ideas for community projects. A panel of residents from our partnership board selected projects to fund - we are pleased to share the projects starting now... more to follow.




1.The Grange TV Skills Training & Mentoring Programme, Barnet TV

This project offers 7 workshops for local young people to make a documentary, develop TV skills, and get ongoing support and certification.


2.Healthy Communities, African Refugee Community

Monthly support and advice meeting for refugees and others, with refreshments, for approx. 35 people, with an end of programme celebration.


3.Lymore Girls FC

Girls football club, with training for mentors within the programme. Running Saturday mornings at Martin School field.


4.Community Cooking Together, Bread N Butter

Offering 15 cooking sessions at St Marys Hall and in the Thomas More area. This project connects local people through cooking sessions, teaches about nutrition, and provides food to be taken home.





Naomi – Mediation sound bath project

With breathing exercises, reducing stress and anxiety


Lesley – Gardening for bees project

Where neighbours get together to share interest in gardening and learn about biodiversity.


Ines – Sourdough project

A meeting place to learn news skills in a friendly environment











BASIC Twitter Copy of GBL Community Grant (1)


GBL Grants 2019