{{ 'About' | translate }} Enfield Now

{{ 'About' | translate }} Enfield Now

‘Enfield Now’ is an ideal platform to help people promote and deliver exciting community projects in Enfield. Whether you are part of a local organisation, community group or are a local resident - this is your opportunity to get your brilliant idea off the ground and make it reality – with the help of crowd funding. "Enfield Now is about empowering people to creatively develop and support projects that will enhance our towns, parks and communal spaces. We would like Enfield residents to look closely at how they think they can add value to local communities. Those with the right amount of creativity and drive will be given the full support of Spacehive and Enfield Council every step of the way. Whatever the project we ask that they are fun, exciting, accessible, promote volunteering, boost quality of life and enhance the local economy." Enfield Council's Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan There is a deadline of the 22nd April to get involved in the current round. See below for more info!

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Community Mural for Pymmes Park started fundraising!1 week ago
Palmers Green Book Buddy Project started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Bourne Under Cover started fundraising!3 weeks ago
Community Makers Yard @ Upper Edmonton started fundraising!3 weeks ago
Community Mural for Pymmes Park
Community Mural for Pymmes Park joined Enfield Now3 weeks ago

‘Close to a walled-garden, there is a run-down inelegant building, which bears the sign ‘Visitors Centre’. With broken windows and locked doors, I doubt that this building has received many visitors in recent times. This presently unwelcoming building started life as a WW2 civil defence centre. It was established as a decontamination centre to be used in the event of a gas attack on the local population’ http://andylovemp.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-and-improved-pymmes-park-visitor.html Our project is to transform the former meaning of this building as a WW2 civil defence centre/decontamination centre into an artistic landmark the community can be proud of and inspired by. Through participatory processes, with local groups, we will create a mural and bring the users of the park together. We will use this venture as a way to begin to heal the disconnect caused by the pandemic and bring something joyful and fresh to a space people have used during these difficult times.

Community Makers Yard @ Upper Edmonton
Community Makers Yard @ Upper Edmonton joined Enfield Now1 month ago

We're expanding our studios to create an inclusive, shared and collaborative makers yard. Run by an onsite technician and trained sculptors, it will include facilities in wood and metalworking. This space will equip the local community with skills in making from welding to up-cycling old furniture. Through a curated series of monthly workshops run by visiting artists and designers this space will be a place for people to learn, build, make and connect. Our plan is to link the yard to a shop along the local high street, working together with Enfield Council and our community to transform our public spaces and empower individuals by showcasing their hand-crafted works made throughout the programme via quarterly exhibitions. Our makers yard will provide awareness in sustainability and zero waste, up-cycling discarded or unwanted materials sourced from the local community. An intergenerational space with a series of activities designed to bring us together as we emerge from lockdown.

Cookbook for primary school children
Cookbook for primary school children joined Enfield Now1 month ago

The main idea is to interest primary school aged kids in cooking and learning about international communities at the same time. Throughout all three UK lockdowns I have been running unique online cooking classes for kids initiative with part of the funds raised having been donated to the NHS Coronavirus fund. The cookbook will be based on the most interesting and unique recipes from 25 countries of the world representing the communities we live in. For instance, in the Enfield borough of London, there are Indian, Italian, Russian, Spanish and other communities children can learn about through cooking and engaging with thought-provoking illustrations. These will include interesting and educational facts about each countries and its people: cultural, historical, geographical, political etc. I believe there is a strong need to educate our children about the world around us while developing their cooking skills. Learning about our international communities is especially important now!

Small Business Hardship Fund for Enfield hit its fundraising target!4 months ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

21 projects started fundraising!4 months ago