Get real power to shape your local community!

17-24? Live in Islington? Want to have real power to make change in your local community?  Become a Young Grant-Maker!

The Islington Giving Young Grant Makers programme is an exciting opportunity for a group of young people in Islington to come together to have real power to shape their local community.

Young Grant Makers is a 5-month programme that gives young people living in Islington the power to choose how money is spent on youth activities in their local area. The Young Grant Makers are in charge of a pot of money, and they make all the decisions about what activities and support for young people they want to fund.


“It’s an amazing and really fun opportunity where you can make friends and make a real difference. It’s such a rewarding feeling!” 2020 Young Grant Maker



Young Grant Makers don’t need to have any previous similar experience. They just need ideas about their local community and want to help change it for the better.

This is a paid opportunity. Young Grant Makers receive training and support to build their skills as they make the funding decisions as a team – around teamwork, communication and leadership.




  1. You must be 17-24 and live in Islington
  2. Fill in an application form between now and 28th Feb 2021
  3. Alex, the Programme Lead, will be in touch to set up a phone interview.

Young Grant Makers will start off as an online programme. We want to make the programme as accessible as possible and we can discuss any access needs you might have during the phone interview.

If you have any questions about the progamme you can contact Alex, YGM Programme Lead, at alexandra.duffy@cripplegate.org.uk or on 07985289407


Not sure if to apply? Join a ‘drop in’ session on Zoom!

Do you want to hear about what being a Young Grant Maker is like? We are doing a ‘drop in’ session on Zoom at 5-6pm on the 16th February. You can hear about the programme from previous Young Grant Makers and ask any questions you might have. Or you can also take a look at past funded project.

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