Serving the community of North London for over 20 years


North London Credit Union


For Communities



North London Credit Union have experience in funding, bid-writing and working with local authorities, yet we are completely independent.


We’re happy to help organisations work together, to promote social enterprises and share our expertise.  We also partner organisations who want to make small loans or grants, but have no mechanism or experience to do so.


Credit unions are not registered charities, but they are not-for-profit social enterprises, strictly monitored, regulated and audited.  We are happy to provide more information and arrange visits on request.


We don’t currently accept corporate accounts, but we are investigating the possibility of accepting deposits from certain types of organisations.


In the meantime, we’ve shared details of some other community organisations active in the local area that need your support below.


If you would like us to include your group or discuss other support, please email us at or call 020 8366 8244.



Community Links



Some organisations that we think deserve our members’ support. Note that we have no official links with these organisations, unless stated, we just admire the work they do and would like to help them spread the word.  We do not intend to give the impression that any of these organisations endorses or supports us or our projects.  If you would like to find out more, please use the contact details or website provided.


Solace Women’s Aid


A London-based charity with a primary focus supporting women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.  They help 5,000 survivors of violence each year.  If you need their help, call them free on 0808 802 5565.  If you want to find out more, including how you can  support the work of this amazing organisation, visit their website here


Food Banks


Put simply, you buy a bit of extra shopping (non-perishable food, toiletries, baby items, etc.) and leave it at a local collection point.  The volunteers use it to prepare emergency parcels for people in need, who have been referred by various agencies.  They provide enough food to feed a family for 3 days and clients are limited to a small number of visits in a year.

The Trussell Trust - A UK-wide charity that helps set up food banks in areas that need them.  Your local Trussell Trust site, how and what to donate can be found here.

Eat or Heat - A registered charity which focuses on the Waltham Forest area and can be contacted here or on 0800 772 0212 .




New, independent organisations set-up in each area, to ensure that local people have a real say in the way that Health and Social care services are provided. Each is independent, but part of a national network, set up by Parliament, with real powers for change.


Read our feature about Healthwatch Enfield here (including contact info) or find your local Healthwatch here.


Uniformed Organisations for Children and Young People


Rightly enjoying a resurgence of popularity in recent years, they provide a great place to make new friends outside school, learn useful skills and of course, help others in the community.  Such groups also need suitable volunteers to help support them.


Scouting groups in your area


Find The Girls’ Brigade in your area


Find The Boys’ Brigade in your area


Girl Guides in your area


Sea Cadets in your area (yes, even in North London!):




Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.  Home-Start supports any family where there is at least one child under the age of five.  Support is free, confidential and non-judgemental.  Find out more on how to access help or support their work here



Telephone: 020 8366 8244   Postal address: 3 George Mews, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6JA



North London Credit Union


All content belongs to North London Credit Union unless otherwise stated. North London Credit Union Ltd. is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, run & controlled by its members. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority & the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered Office: 3 George Mews, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6JA, registration no. 213809 . Savings are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).



Telephone: 020 8366 8244

Established March 1994