Community organisations

Community, non-profit and voluntary organisations and groups in East Finchley.

Arts & Entertainment
East Finchley Festival
Free volunteer-run one-day community festival in Cherry Tree Wood, attracting thousands of visitors, with two music/performance stages, bar, good food, kids’ activities, 80+ stalls.
East Finchley Open Artists
A collective of creatives from N2 and beyond, staging events and exhibitions.
Area Projects
A charity to create and care for a community garden on Tarling Road, N2.
Friends of Cherry Tree Wood
A charity established to protect and enhance this beautiful park and ancient wood in East Finchley.
Friends of Coldfall Wood
A group of volunteers protecting and enhancing Coldfall Wood and Muswell Hill Playing Fields.
Friends of Market Place Playground
A group of volunteers working to improve Market Place Playground. Check their socials for news of events.
Grange Big Local
Lottery funded community project covering a small pocket at the northernmost end of East Finchley, between Church Lane, East End Road, the High Road and NCR.
Bin There, Donate That
Recycling/reuse/upcycling project aiming to find a use for all your unwanted stuff.
East Finchley-based anti-plastics/sustainability campaigners.
Informal inclusive free community and business network, providing an influential voice for residents, community organisations, businesses and traders of East Finchley.
News & Magazines
The Archer
Volunteer-run community newspaper, delivered free to 10,000 homes in N2. Founded 1993.
Village Raw
Non-profit free arts and community magazine for East Finchley, Muswell Hill, Highgate and Crouch End.
Finchley Community Toy Library (East Finchley)
Run by Barnet Lone Parent Cente, but open to all. Green Man Community Centre, Strawberry Vale.
N2 Mums Speak
A space for mums to get together for a series of talks.
Social & Learning
East Finchley Book Club
N2-based book club meeting every three weeks (currently online).
Five Bells Computer Club
Support for those who want to learn how to get connected. Email for more information:
A group of runners who combine exercise with helping communities.
East Finchley Community Trust
Charity established to support East Finchley’s community. Previously involved with East Finchley Festival and many other local initiatives.
East Finchley Neighbourhood Support
Grassroots community group formed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Catering for all N2 residents, no matter what their circumstances.
Currently running The Food Project.
Finchley Food Bank (East Finchley)
Food bank operating from St Mary’s Church, N2, serving residents of Finchley and East Finchley.
Help With Money
One of the services provided by Barnet Lone Parent Centre, based on Strawberry Vale, available to all Barnet residents, not just lone parents.
Hot Choc Mob
A group of volunteers who meet to provide food, drink, clothing and a chat to London’s homeless community.
N2 Food Project
Volunteer group providing free tasty nutritious meals on Tuesday mornings from Phoenix Cinema. No registration, no questions. Just turn up.
Operated by East Finchley Community Support

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