Our Imagination Trust scheme is currently on hold while we develop a new, improved scheme which will provide a holistic, supportive service for looked after children and care leavers in Barnet.

Over the last two years 229 young people have benefited from this scheme. We received a 200% increase in applications to the scheme during Covid and while it has proved very popular among our young people, we want to do more to help them tackle their social isolation and develop new skills as they move towards becoming independent adults.

Below are some of the examples of items our scheme has provided. Watch this space for more details about our exciting new schemes!

Please find a list of other charities below which provide grants to individuals.

Valentine Poole –  providing relief in need, advancement of life skills to the people of Chipping Barnet

Eleanor Palmer Trust –  providing relief in need grants for individuals for people living in High Barnet, East Barnet, New Barnet, Friern Barnet

Elizabeth Allen Trust –  providing grants to assist eligible young people in financial hardship under the age of 25 who live or are educated in Barnet to assist with their education, college, uni or apprenticeship fees.

Spark Foundation – offering grants for young people who are or were in care.

Rees Foundation – offering grants for care leavers that support their charitable objects to advance education, relieve unemployment, promote social inclusion and develop capacity and skills to help participate more fully in society.

“Etty has Down syndrome and loves music and dancing and singing along to her favourite songs. An ipad is an ideal for her as it will also help her get used to technology,”
Laura, foster carer

“Y has coordination problems so we wanted a bike that would help her with that, and mean that she’s like her big sister. Thank you so much “
Foster carer, Jane