Islington Giving has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Charity Awards. The awards identify and reward organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity.
Islington Giving is one of only three charities shortlisted in the “Grantmaking and Funding” category, recognising the exceptional way that residents drive the conversation about what is provided, rather than having services provided for them.
People are often unaware of Islington’s reality and Islington Giving works to raise awareness of the needs as well as to inspire a culture of giving. In 2017, 20 grants (amounting to over £1million) were awarded, working across four areas: investing in young people, supporting families, reaching isolated people and volunteering.
The work of Islington Giving is made possible thanks to the hundreds of local people who offer their support each year. If you are new to Islington Giving, and would like to discuss how you can be involved, please do get in touch or give directly.
Director, Kristina Glenn says “it’s really exciting because you see lives change, you see people get a job, you see young people gain confidence, you see old people make friends. You’re making a difference, and you can see that in the organisations we support, they grow, they strengthen, their reach increases.”
Islington Giving involves as many people as possible in debate and action to tackle poverty and inequality in the borough. It has now inspired a movement for change. 23 ‘Giving’ organisations have been set up across the capital, replicating Islington Giving’s model.
“As the pioneer of a new approach to collaboration, Islington Giving has inspired other people across London to bring residents, businesses, voluntary organisations and funders together in their borough. Islington Giving helps us to inspire and inform what is now the London’s Giving movement.” James Banks, Director, London Funders
The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. Awards are given out in ten categories and an overall winner is chosen from the winners in each category. To find out more, visit https://charityawards.co.uk
Read more about all the shortlisted charities here.
City Philanthropy have reported on this here.