We aim to support carers in Islington, and to involve carers in deciding how best to use the money.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our Carers’ Panel!
With the essential support of local carers to steer our approach and decide on how to prioritise funding, over the coming months we will be offering grants to a range of existing carers’ groups in Islington in a new project generously funded by The Mercers’ Company.
In order to ensure that the funds are directed in a way which is most meaningful to Islington carers we want to use our existing knowledge of resident led giving, but also to test an approach, which will ensure as many carers as possible have some part in the process, both directly as a steering panel with Islington Giving and within the organisations we might support.
There are a range of carers in the borough – children caring for family members, parents caring for children often into adulthood, older people caring for partners, people caring for a friend or relative who are using substances, to name a few. We would like as many of these groups as possible to benefit from the funding, and it will hugely benefit us to have opportunity to hear from as many carers as possible, in order to influence and shape our own future work with carers, as well as to share these insights with others to enhance what is available to carers now and in the future.
The Carers’ Fund aims to:
- Support people doing unpaid caring work in the borough
- Involve carers in deciding how best to use the money.
“We want to use our knowledge of resident led giving, but also to test an approach, which will ensure as many carers as possible have some part in the process.” ~Islington Giving
If you have any questions, would like to have an informal chat about the Carers’ Fund, and / or would like to join the panel, please contact our Programme Manager, Laura Guy on email@example.com