More money to build up skills and experience of local young people

After months of hard work, Islington Giving’s Young Grant Makers have made their final funding decisions!  

Between March and July this year10 young Islington residents met regularly as part of our Young Grant Makers programmemaking a difference to the lives of their neighbours, classmates, and colleagues.   

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Community Fund, Children in Need and  your donations to the Children and Young People’s Appeal, this year’s budget to invest in Islington based projects supporting young people was £84,000. Throughout the four months, Young Grant Makers  met inspiring local people and charities, discussed their options, and made decisions that will help young people across the borough to thrive in these difficult times. 

 

Islington Giving’s Young Grant Makers 2021 selfie during one of the last sessions

“Sometimes as a young person you may feel like you don’t have a say in things, especially around money and funding things. I feel lucky.”  Young Grant Maker 2021 

 

Here is the full list of funded projects:

Out of the box, Breakin’ Convention 

Eat Club  

The Floating Garden, Global Generation  

Rose Bowl Skills Gap Project, Isledon Rose Bowl 

Film Industry Continuum, Mary’s Youth Club 

Work Skills Programme, National Youth Theatre 

Break the Cycle – Fixing Bikes, Changing Lives, YES Outdoors