Enabling people in Haringey to make improvements together

Living and thriving in Haringey can seem especially hard if you have to deal with the challenges alone. This is why our Together We Can fund aims to enable people in Haringey to make improvements together. The fund aims to support local groups and organisations in tackling issues that most matter to them across three three priority areas:  

  • Children and young people - activities which create spaces where children and young people can thrive and fashion the future they want. We place a special focus on their community safety and addressing negative impact of knife and gun crime. 
  • Mental health - activities that improve mental health and reduce social isolation. Projects that help increase the agency of people in Haringey, so they can make the change they want in their lives. 
  • Skills and enterprise - tackling underemployment and enabling people to be develop skills and be successful at enterprises they run or work for. We do this also with reference to refugees and migrant communities who may face additional barriers to accessing support and guidance.

Together We Can Fund's core aim is to enable people to come together and realise their ambitions by  supporting activities that:  

  • Are developed and delivered by people in Haringey
  • Focus on matters which are important for people and groups in Haringey, and help address some of the underlying causes of inequalities
  • Help share and develop local knowledge, skills, ideas and capacity. 

Inspired by the Together We Can fund?

Your support this Haringey Giving Week will help us fund more excellent local projects and thanks to our funding partners your gift will be doubled while funds last.

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In January 2020, we launched the Together We Can pilot and funded our first two grantees - RISE Projects and Wise Thoughts both of which work with children and young people.

RISE Projects group session

Thanks to support of Haringey residents, local organisations, small local businesses, large corporates and funders we were able to respond quickly to emergency situation of the Covid 19 pandemic. During the pandemic we adapted the fund, delivered special campaigns and raised nearly £375,000.

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Thanks to the money raised through Together We Can we awarded grants to organisations and volunteer groups who alleviated the social and mental health impact of the pandemic and the lockdown. This included employability, educational attainment as well as food and essential supply distribution to vulnerable people.  

During the pandemic, we raised funds and in-kind donations and were also able to swiftly help address digital inequalities through our Digital Divide fund. Thanks to the huge response and the generosity of our donors, we had the means to target this specific problem raising over £390,000 including in kind donations.

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In November 2020 through Together We Can we also launched an urgent appeal to address the issue of child food poverty during the pandemic. Thanks to the Child Food Emergency appeal we quickly released over £26,000 which went towards providing free meals for children during school holidays.

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In March 2022 we responded to the urgent need faced by the Afghan refugees recently arriving in Haringey and launched an appeal which in total raised £17,392. With the money received we provided vital targeted support for Afghan families who are settling in Haringey. This included support around language tuition, mental health and wellbeing, and micro-grants to help purchase some basic supplies.

We are grateful for the support of our corporate partners and donors who came onboard since the inception of the Together We Can Fund. They include amongst others - LHC Community Benefit Fund, Haringey Council, Linklaters, The National Lottery Community Fund, Bloomfield Trust, Two Magpies Fund, The Orp Foundation, Hays Talent Solutions, Woodley Coles LLP and Related Argent. 

We aim to foster a Haringey where people are engaged and inspired by the opportunity to achieve positive change through community action. So, we will now continue to run Together We Can with a renewed focus on our core priorities and enable people in Haringey take action on things that matter to them. It is through the pulling together of resources through a collaboration between our donors, Haringey Giving and local groups, organisations and individuals that we can make a difference where it matters most.

Want to support the Together We Can fund?

The fund is opening for applications again November 2023 from constituted and un-constituted not-for-profit groups, organisations, social enterprises and charities. Awarded grants vary between £1,000 and £5,000.

Your gift this Haringey Giving Week will help us fund more excellent local projects and thanks to our funding partners your donation will be doubled while funds last.

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Thank you for your support