What we fund

Recent funding opportunities:

Going Greener Fund (CLOSED)

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.  Successful projects will have a focus on action and encouraging behaviour change rather than awareness raising alone.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 17th January 2022.

Click here for more information and how to apply


The Make it Happen Fund

This fund is the result of a partnership of Islington Giving and local housing associations. Islington Giving, Peabody Community Foundation, Newlon Housing Trust, Southern Housing Group and Hyde Housing have come together to create The Make It Happen Fund. The Fund will provide grants of up to £500 to groups of residents or small organisations already working in the community to help you do the things you care about.   We have all had a rough time over the last 18 months and, while this fund won’t change the world, it might give you a chance to come together to do something that makes you feel proud of your neighbourhood and or the particular community that is important to you. Projects should aim to make residents happier, healthier and more connected.  

The deadline for applications is 22nd April 2022.

For more information and how to apply

A call for project proposals by Islington Giving’s Supporting Families Resident Panel (CLOSED)

We are inviting applications for projects that engage and empower isolated parents/carers. We want to fund work that will reduce the likelihood of families facing crisis by offering social, emotional and community support as well as opportunities for parents to improve their practical skills. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 12th November 2021.



Disability Fund

This 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 will be available to organisations who have received funding from Islington Giving, Cripplegate Foundation or Islington Council’s Community Chest in the last 18 months. Funds 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. The Disability Fund will make funds available to.

Examples of how the Disability fund has been used:

Talk for Health – £3,000 – 6 month pilot of one-to-one support for resident livings with mental and/or physical disabilities, who want to join Talk for Health but feel anxious about doing so .

Stuart Low Trust – £2,500 – To produce Wellbeing resources, mindfulness videos, virtual walks and practical tips on coping with loneliness and social isolation during Covid19 which are accessible to those with visual & hearing impairments.

Single Homeless Project –  £3,000 -Technology and internet access for people living with disabilities to take part in services.

Kurdish association for New Generations/Abroad (Kanga) – £250 – For staff training around identifying and supporting Special Educational Needs.



We help local organisations apply for funding through our grants programmes. Together with them, we design new ways of tackling complex challenges in our borough, and shine a light on life in Islington.

Our funding opportunities are a mix of proactive funds and open programmes to organisations that help residents.

Who we support

Together with our partners, friends, and supporters, we work to:

  • Connect people who are isolated
  • Support families having a tough time
  • Improve mental health for everyone
  • Make sure young people have the best chance in life.

Take a look at our map of giving in Islington to see what we do near you.

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