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Young Grant Makers

17-24? Live in Islington? Want to gain skills, earn money and make change in your community? Become a Young Grant Maker!  

“Young Grant Makers gives us the power and a voice to provide life-changing opportunities. I’ve seen it happen myself!”

Each year the Young Grant Makers programme gives 12 young people the power to fund the local youth projects and services that are most important to them. You could be one of them! 

Young Grant-Makers is a five-month programme that gives young people in Islington the power to choose how money is spent on youth services in Islington. This is a paid opportunity and you will receive support and training to build new skills and learn about funding services. The role is a part-time, five month contract, two+ hours per week at £11.95 p/h.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th September, 1pm. 

Why apply?

There are so many benefits to becoming a Young Grant Maker:

  • support and fund local projects that are most important to you;
  • get paid and receive training to build new skills;
  • give back to your local community;
  • gain valuable insights and experiences;
  • be part of an important movement to help share power more equally;
  • have fun and work closely with other Young Grant Makers!

“Young Grant Makers are different young people fighting for different causes; it’s an amazing way to take action and see the benefits of our decisions in real-time.”

How to apply 

Before you apply, we encourage you to read the application pack which includes more details about the role.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Fill out this short form;

2. Send us an email with a video or written answers to the below questions to Laura Guy: laura.guy@cripplegate.org.uk , Freya Johnson: freya.johnson@islingtongiving.org.uk and Izzy Petriti: izzy.petriti@islingtongiving.org.uk

  • What do you like about living in Islington?
  • What issues are facing young people in Islington?
  • If you could pick three things to improve for young people in Islington what would they be?
  • Why do you want to be part of a programme that gives young people power to shape their local area?
  • List any dietary and/or accessibility requirements:
  • Parent/carer contact details (if under 18)
  • Please also provide your full name, date of birth, contact phone number, and postcode. 

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th September, 1pm. 

If you have any questions and/or would like support or to have an informal chat about the role and the recruitment process, please email Freya Johnson on freya.johnson@islingtongiving.org.uk or Izzy Petriti on izzy.petriti@islingtongiving.org.uk. Alternatively, you can contact 07985 289407. We look forward to hearing from you.


Related links 

[Videos] Young Grant Makers Playlist

[Report] Young Grant Makers report 2023 

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Projects funded by the Young-Grant Makers 2022-2023 

Why you should apply to Young Grant Makers! Interview with Izzy Petriti 

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