Thanks to the generosity of the people of Islington, local businesses and funders, we have raised over £409,000 to support people who endured particular hardship during the first Covid-19 lockdown earlier this year.
The money was spent not only in crisis grants to individuals, but also given to groups who work longer-term with people who are having a particularly challenging time.
Through our work with Islington Giving, we knew the strength of people and partnerships in the borough before the crisis, and reliance on local ecosystems of support has never been more evident than during this period.
New issues continue to emerge — the uncertainties of the ongoing crisis, the health implications and new restrictions in society mean that even more local people are struggling financially, socially and mentally.
The Islington Giving Crisis and Recovery Fund will continue to provide much needed support. Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and Islington groups in this difficult time.