Supporting Families

Islington Giving’s Supporting Families programme aims to:

  • Open-up opportunities at times and in places not usually accessible to families who are isolated or living in poverty.
  • Remove barriers by reaching those in need and targeting support effectively.
  • Actively promote volunteering and encourage people to give time. This includes families being involved in the design and delivery of activities.
  • Widen awareness of the needs affecting Islington families by championing the issues that emerge from the programme.
  • Collaborate with residents, organisations, and / or businesses in delivering high-quality projects and activities.

All organisations funded through the Supporting Families programme are delivering some or all of the following:

  • Improved relationships – parents and children benefit by spending time together and new friendships / networks are established between families
  • Enjoyment of life – parents and children experience fun and enjoyment by taking part in activities they may not normally access
  • Better connections – parents feel more confident and are better able to take advantage of local services and opportunities
  • Greater resilience – parents feel better able to cope with the challenges of being a parent in difficult circumstances

You can read more about our Small Grants Programme for 2015-2016 here.

Below are details of the projects funded under our Supporting Families work:


Family Saturdays - A weekend programme for isolated families with children under 5 with additional needs in North Islington.
Islington Giving’s Supporting Families Small Grants Programme - A range of weekend/holiday activities which maximise the use of local resources to benefit local families.
The Parent House - The Parent House provides a range of courses, workshops, free crèche provision and one to one support for Islington parents who are isolated. It supports them to build confidence, develop new skills, access local services, and secure volunteer and employment opportunities.

Further funding opportunities under our Supporting Families programme will be announced in 2017.

Contact Nikki Wimborne on 020 7288 6942 for more information.