Grants & Programmes

We help local groups and organisations apply for funding through our grants and programmes. 

We help local groups and organisations apply for funding through our grants and programmes. Together with our partners, friends, and supporters, we work to:

  1. connect people who are isolated,
  2. support families having a tough time,
  3. improve mental health for everyone,
  4. make sure young people have the best chance in life.
You can also read more about our grants and programmes below.

Disability Fund

Grants can be used to enable organisations to identify, resource and remove barriers to people living with disabilities from taking full advantage of what is on offer in Islington. There is no deadline, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Open Grants & Programmes

The Disability Fund supports organisations’ capacity to be inclusive so people living with disabilities can take full advantage of what is on offer in Islington. Grants of up to £3,000 are available per organisation. 

We are inviting applications from existing organisations and successful round 1 applicants, to provide support to those experiencing food insecurity in the borough. Applicants can express interest in either the small grant or larger grant. 

Closed Grants & Programmes

Young Grant Makers is a panel of 12 young people aged 17 to 24 who come together every year over five months to make decisions about funding for local projects for children and young people in Islington.

Do you have an idea for a project that could benefit Islington’s older residents? Our funding call for applications is now open! The closing date is Monday 11 December 2023.

Islington Food Partnership and Islington Giving are working together to distribute round 2 of the Islington Food Fund grants. This fund is by invite only and open to groups successful in round 1 of the Islington Food Fund.

Can you help us bridge the gap in support systems for those at risk of homelessness? Mind the Gap will fund mental health, psychological and advocacy support. The closing date is Friday 28th April 2023.

The Family Panel is a group of eight local residents who have joined Islington Giving to shape this open call and make grant decisions that will benefit Islington parents and carers.

We have launched a new fund to support organisations (staff and/or beneficiaries) to develop, enact and evaluate a greener approach to carrying out their day-to-day activities. The Going Greener Fund will provide small grants of £500- £5,000 which organisations can use in a range of ways, either employing tried and tested approaches or piloting experimental approaches to operate in more environmentally friendly ways.
The Catalyst Programme awards up to £500 to people on low incomes to pay for opportunities that make a difference. It is a simple, special and effective programme that can be designed to support absolutely anyone.

Make It Happen is an Islington residents’ small grants scheme of up to £500 for local people to act on the things that they care about. Projects could bring a new idea to life, help residents to put on a community event or support ongoing work of local groups.

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