About

Barnet Community Projects exists to facilitate long term social improvement in the London Borough of Barnet.

We provide an umbrella organisation to help individuals and groups with the start up of independent, sustainable community focused projects.

We have developed partnership working with statutory, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to provide social activities, employment, information and advice and opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge.

We are based at the Rainbow Centre in the Underhill Ward where we empower and support the local community to develop training, community building activities and supporting local people in developing their projects.

 

Objectives

1. Engage and motivate the youth of the London Borough of Barnet

  • Moving alongside the young people to enable the building of positive relationships with qualified youth workers, residents and the local police
  • Providing opportunities to try new sports in a safe environment

 

2. Improve employment prospects

  • Encouraging personal growth through offering opportunities to work alongside us in the planning, running and evaluation of sessions, thus developing valuable life skills for future employability
  • Mentoring young people to develop realistic and achievable aspirations – across volunteering, employment, education and training – including support to set up new programmes and services
  • Mentoring young adults into vocational training working alongside our projects
  • Providing opportunities to progress achieve accredited qualifications across different sports

 

3. Improve life chances

  • Providing opportunities to develop a healthier lifestyle – including diet and exercise
  • Implementing programmes designed to build confidence, concentration and self esteem

 

4. Build community

  • Providing an environment where it is possible to make new friends and integrate into the local community
  • Taking the lead in the management of a community centre in a deprived multi-racial/multi-faith area
  • Developing an affordable café as a local community hub and information centre
  • Integrating the “Reparation” programme within the BCP umbrella

 

5. Model professional governance

  • Properly evidenced compliance
  • Clearly defined staff management responsibilities and training guides
  • Information sharing and reporting on activities, including monthly financial reports and project reports
  • Ensuring predicted liabilities never exceed guaranteed assets

 

Who we are

Barnet Community Projects was established by Barnet residents as a constituted community group in the summer of 2010.

In July 2010 Community Projects in Barnet was registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) with Companies House (number 07318731).   In December 2010 Barnet Community Projects was registered as a charity (number 1139376).

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