Who are we?
Barnet Giving is a borough imitative that aims to bring together inspiring local businesses, individuals, organisations, and charities that will make a lasting change to the people who live, work, and play in this borough.
What are we doing?
We are part of a London-wide movement breaking new ground on how communities can solve issues like poverty, exclusion, loneliness, mental health, and unemployment, from the grassroots.
Why are we doing it?
Whilst Barnet is seen as a green and affluent borough the truth is somewhat different. *Barnet has a child poverty rate of 32% and an overall poverty rating of 23%.*
How are we changing Barnet?
By building strong partnerships across the borough and utilising local knowledge of key issues and assets we aim to help deliver people-friendly support, self-help, and social action.
To improve the life chances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community and address poverty and inequality in Barnet.
To support local families, increase social inclusion and integration, and develop a stronger and more cohesive community through local giving.
Find out more about local giving by watching this film from London's Giving Movement, which is now active in twenty boroughs inside the M25.
“It is a privilege and an honour to be the first Chair of Barnet Giving and to play a part in developing something positive for our communities. As a firm believer in the idea that local solutions to problems are more likely to be sustainable and effective, local giving schemes are an ideal way to bring about positive change in our communities. With my experience of grant-making, fundraising, and working at a community level, I feel I have something to contribute to the development of Barnet Giving.
“We have the potential to bring people together, to work towards common goals to make Barnet a better place for all of us.”
Toby Blume - Barnet Giving Chair