Islington Giving awards over £1 million for second successive year
For the second successive year, Islington Giving has awarded over £1 million in grant funding to support inspiring organisations in Islington which make a positive difference to the lives of local residents.
A total of 20 grants (amounting to £1,028,406) were awarded to 13 organisations working across four themes (investing in young people, supporting families, reaching isolated people, and supporting volunteering). In addition, in 2017 Islington Giving continued to manage 25 grants awarded in previous years, to a value of £1,220,455.
2018 will be another exciting year for Islington Giving. Next month, we will announce the first projects funded in response to the findings of our 2017 consultation ‘A life not a service’. We spoke with local families, and people who work with them, and found that many would like to build better connections with other families, and have more opportunities to socialise. These grants will help Islington families build their social networks.
Islington Giving is able to change lives for good thanks to the support of residents, businesses and funders. If you have donated to Islington Giving, thank you. Your continued support will be crucial to ensuring that we are able to reach as many people as possible.
If you are new to Islington Giving, and would like to discuss making a donation to enable us to reach more local people, please do get in touch.