Sharing power more equally with residents
We believe our residents who take part in, and benefit from, the groups and projects we fund should also participate in the decision-making about how our grants are awarded. This is where residents’ panels can help.
We want more people across Islington to develop new skills in order to influence decisions and have more involvement and a stronger voice with local matters that affect their lives. What’s more, we would like to see more public and voluntary sector employers listen to local voices and work more closely with residents.
At Islington Giving we’re committed to making Islington a more equal place where everyone has the opportunity to live a good life. To get there, we believe that residents who take part in, and benefit from, the groups and projects we fund should also participate in the decision-making about how our grants are awarded. This is where residents’ panels can help.
We do this by:
- Engaging more people who live and work in Islington in decision-making, through our resident-led grant-making panels and governance roles.
- Listening and learning from the community and other partners.
- Conducting and disseminating research about local matters and sharing what we have learned from our programmes.
Young Grant Makers is a panel of 12 young people aged 17 to 24 who come together over five months to make decisions about funding for local projects for children and young people in Islington.
At Islington Giving we believe that the people who access and take part in projects we fund should be able to help us make decisions about how our grants are awarded. Read more in our latest Impact Report.