All our Community Projects are done with the benefit of the community in mind and fit into one of our three themes: Our Residents Can Flourish, Our Environment Can Blossom, and Our Economy Can Grow.
We want to make sure we're addressing the community need through projects that are as accessible and inclusive as they can be. So, if you have any questions on the projects below or ideas on how to make our patch of East Finchley an even better place to live, drop us a line!
This is a small grant scheme for individual residents to help them and their families recover from the effects of the Covid crisis and get back on their feet.
We're still accepting applications, so find out more and apply here.
After proudly announcing a bumper crop of 17 successful grant recipients for our 2020-2021 round of funding, many of the grantees are taking the plunge and are launching their projects in the next few weeks.
Find out more here!
A long standing infrastructure project for us, we've made some good progress on our renovation of Manor Park Road and Trinity Road Underpass in the past few months.
We're currently inviting tenders to project manage the renovation project. So, if you're interested, email Sara at Sara.Walsh@grangebiglocal.org for the specs and tender pack. The deadline for submissions is Monday 15th March.
Market Place Playground
GBL Youth Forum
This project remains a priority for both us and the community, with many residents agreeing that more and better play areas would make our area even better.
We're currently supporting the formation of a 'Friends of' Market Place Playground group which will be in charge of community organising, fundraising, lobbying, and will take a leading position in design of the renovated playground.
Follow the group on Facebook here.
Age UK Mini-bus
We've partnered with Age UK Barnet in a mini-bus service for local, older residents, to help them get to the shops and their Covid vaccinations.
From 9am-3pm Monday-Friday (and some weekends) they are ferrying two residents at a time to get to their vaccination appointment, whilst on Fridays they'll be doing one round trip to the local supermarket. Give them a ring on 020 8203 5040 to reserve your spot!
We're hoping to create a GBL Youth Forum, made up of local young people aged between 10-15 years old.
This youth group will be a space designed for young people, by young people. We want them to be at the centre of change in our local area, calling the shots and deciding what projects, events, or programmes they want to happen.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be looped into the next steps!
Universal Basic Income Pilot
We're currently in the process of exploring the process of hosting a UBI pilot in our patch of East Finchley, along with a number of other Big Local areas across England.
Our next stage of development is going to centre around research and pooling together resources, as well as bringing together a group of people to form a dedicated UBI task force charged with shaping the pilot and pushing the agenda for ward.
East Finchley Neighbourhood Support - The Food Project
We're really proud to be supporting East Finchley Neighbourhood Support - The Food Project in giving free, home-made meals out to anyone who needs them.
If you have the means and capacity, consider donating to the project here! All the money raised goes towards ingredients, packaging, and transport costs.
Find out more about the project here.