‘A life not a service’ – Supporting Islington’s Families

Building Social Networks

Islington Giving is committed to supporting families as part of its work to tackle poverty and inequality in Islington.  Following a consultation with local families and those that work with them Islington Giving has recently launched our new strategy for supporting families – ‘A life not a service’.

This programme is now closed to further applications.

Building Social Networks is one of the four action areas identified in the report in direct response to what people told us would make a difference. With the benefit of learning from ‘A life not a service’ we invite proposals from organisations that can help families build long-term supportive relationships.

Our focus is particularly on offering support to families who have limited access to wider networks because of social or financial isolation, relationship conflict / domestic violence or a family member living with a physical or learning disabilities and / or mental ill-health.

To find out more about priorities and eligibility criteria download our Guidance for Applicants.  The guidance notes are intended to help you decide whether this programme is right for you and to frame the content of your application if you would like to proceed.

If you are interested in applying we strongly encourage you to contact Nikki Wimborne on 020 7288 6942 or via email at nikki.wimborne@cripplegate.org.uk to discuss your proposal.


Deadline for applications:  12 noon on Monday 13th November 2017
Assessment meetings: from 20th November- 8th December 2017

Applicants will be informed of decisions by 31st January 2018.

How to apply:

This programme is now closed to further applications.

Apply online here

Return to an application form or view your account