Islington Giving and Macquarie Group long-term partnership highly commended at the Business Charity awards! 🎉

At the recent Third Sector Business Charity Awards, the long-standing partnership between Islington Giving and Macquarie Group was Highly Commended, highlighting the powerful impact of our collaborative local partnership over the past decade. This recognition reaffirms the impact and effectiveness of local partnerships in driving meaningful social impact within communities.

Last week we enjoyed a brilliant night at the Third Sector Business Awards where our long-term partnership with Macquarie Group was Highly Commended! We are so pleased to have our local partnership recognised – we think it’s brilliant, and it is wonderful that others in our sector do too.

Thank you to all the brilliant people who have helped to make this partnership such a success over the years – Rachel Engel Kerry Peters-Taylor, Sarah Roth Benioff, Lisa Robinson, Kristina Glenn MBE, Isobel MillerSteve Wickham, Farzana Islam, Sarah Lee, Laura Ferraris, Ian Parkes, Jonathan Tait, Luke Brown among so many others!

Congratulations to Greene King and Macmillian who took home the trophy! You can read more about this year’s winners here.

About the Islington Giving and Macquarie partnership 

Over ten years ago, Macquarie Group established its European head office in the London Borough of Islington. This move sparked a transformative partnership with Islington Giving, aimed at addressing local needs through targeted support and innovative initiatives. Together, we have created a blueprint for how companies and non-profits can forge lasting, impactful relationships.

Key achievements

Since 2012, our partnership has:

  • Launched the BIG Alliance: Alongside the East London Business Alliance, we mobilised corporate volunteers to provide targeted support across Islington.
  • Engaged Nearly 12,500 Volunteers: Including 440 from Macquarie, contributing their time and expertise to various projects.
  • Supported Over 1,500 Students: Many of whom secured their first jobs upon leaving school.
  • Secured Contributions from 90 Other Businesses: Engaging them in volunteering and funding efforts.
  • Received Over £1.5 Million in Donations from Macquarie: Supporting expansion and innovation within the community.

Want to drive social impact locally?

Are you a purpose-driven business looking to create positive impact in our community and borough? Are you navigating Social Value and CSR developments, whilst looking to streamline and maximise your impact?

Get in touch with Isy, Fundraising & Communications Manager at Islington Giving on Isobel.Miller@islingtongiving.org.uk, to find out how we can support your CSR and social value strategy.


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