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The BIG Alliance and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi show that mentoring works

A short film made by Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi offers a heartwarming insight into the meaningful relationships that grow when local young people meet and learn with people working in some of Islington’s largest businesses.

The BIG Alliance bring together students from every secondary school in Islington with 16 businesses based in the borough. The skills, experience, and learning they share helps them to feel prepared for the next stage in their lives. In this film we see an inspiring example of the difference mentoring can make to the lives of young people and their mentors.

The BIG Alliance (Businesses for Islington Giving Alliance) is a key partner of Islington Giving, and since being founded in 2012 (alongside principle funder and founder Macquarie Group Foundation) it has matched around 1,000 employees to hundreds of students from local schools.

If you work for, or own, an SME in Islington, why not find out more about how you could be involved in doing good in Islington, on Wednesday 5th September at Finsbury Business Centre. All information on this free event is here.

About Islington Giving

We are an independent group of residents, businesses, voluntary organisations and funders working together to tackle poverty and inequality in Islington.

We want Islington to be a place where everyone – regardless of circumstance – has the opportunity and means to live a fulfilled life.

You can help us make this a reality. Read more about how to become a friend of Islington Giving here.

What we do

We work by shining a light on the issues of poverty and inequality and harnessing resources to address them.  We focus on:

Our support

100% of income raised by Islington Giving is spent directly on supporting organisations working in Islington. The running costs of Islington Giving are paid for by Cripplegate Foundation.