Funding body information

London Borough of Haringey Council

Civic Centre
High Road
Wood Green
N22 8LE
020 8489 0000

Point of contact:

Karlene Akindele, Grants Programme Manager, 020 8489 6930,
Susan Humphries, Voluntary Sector Manager, 020 8489 6902,


Within Haringey Council, the Adult and Community Services Commissioning Team leads on work with Haringey's Voluntary Sector. The team provides a central point of contact and support for the council, the Voluntary and Community Sector and partner agencies, on issues relating to the Voluntary and Community Sector organisations based in Haringey.


Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations (HAVCO) is an independent organisation and is run by and for Haringey's Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). With HAVCO, charitable organisations and communities can obtain:

  • Influence: gaining greater recognition of the VCS agenda and influence on local policy
  • Partnership: establish more effective networking and collaboration within the VCS and between the sector and its partners
  • Services: improving the capacity, quality and standards of infrastructure support to members

Further information is available on the HAVCO website.

Funding from the council

Haringey Council uses a variety of sources to advertise funding opportunities across the council, which may be of interest to voluntary sector organisations. More information is available here.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Further information on funding can be sought from Havco: or by calling 020 8880 4046

Local Compact

Useful organisations:

London's Network of Networks (details the North London CVS Partnership):


Haringey Link


The Haringey council website has a useful grant search facility that enables the user to search for local and national grants and loan funding.

There is also other useful information on the areas Compact agreement and contact details of the voluntary sector team.

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