About Us

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

Islington Giving is managed by a Board comprising:

The Breadsticks Foundationbreadsticks

The Breadsticks Foundation makes grants to charities involved in improving the provision of healthcare and education. The Foundation aims to work with communities on the fringes of their society and economy.

They fund projects in the UK, Africa and Asia and work with organisations based in the UK and abroad.
City Bridge TrustCBT

City Bridge Trust is the funding arm of Bridge House Estates. It was established to make use of funds surplus to bridge requirements and provides grants totalling around £20m per year towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London.

Cloudesley gives grants to address poverty and ill health, mental ill health and disability, and to the Anglican churches in Islington.

The Charity was founded in 1517 under the Will of Richard Cloudesley, an Islington resident, and is now governed by a Charity Commission Scheme of 1980.

The Charity is able to award grants to people and organisations within its “area of benefit”, what was the Ancient parish of St Mary, Islington and is now the present London Borough of Islington excluding areas south of Chapel Market and City Road.”
Cripplegate FoundationCF

Cripplegate Foundation, established in 1500, is an independent charity working in Islington and parts of the City of London.

The vision of Cripplegate Foundation is of a society where everyone has the opportunity to live a rewarding and fulfilled life free from poverty and inequality.

The Foundation’s mission is to bring about change that will transform the lives of Islington’s most disadvantaged residents, by funding voluntary organisations and working in partnership with others.
The Macquarie Group FoundationMacquarie

The Macquarie Group Foundation provides support to community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing, predominantly in the locations in which Macquarie operates.

Their work is significantly influenced by the activities of Macquarie staff with a focus on capacity building within the community sector and increasing social and economic mobility.
The Morris Charitable TrustMorris Trust

The Morris Charitable Trust was established in 1989 to provide support for charitable causes. It was founded by the Morris Family whose business activities including the Business Design Centre Group Ltd are based in Islington.

The objectives of the Trust are to promote charitable causes, in particular, to relieve the deprived, sick and aged and advance education for the public benefit. The Trust supports local community projects and other specially selected charities. Particular emphasis is placed on alleviating social hardship and deprivation and, because of the Morris Family’s history and business location, the Trust primarily supports causes within the community of the London Borough of Islington.


All 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.