After working together for five months, local residents on our first ever residents panel have made their final decisions to support families in Islington.
Guided and mentored by our team, the group of eight Islington residents have met regularly to make decisions on how to spend £115,000 for Islington families – with particular focus on activities targeted at, or inclusive of, people living with disabilities.
These are the groups that have been funded:
Arc Community Space – Family health and wellbeing activities
Parent House – Peer support for parents with children with special needs
Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association – Community activities
Bags of Taste – Cooking courses on budget for Islington Families
The Elfrida Society – Support for people with learning disabilities who are parents
Maa Shanti – Support for Asian mums fleeing Domestic Violence
Minority Matters – Support for Somalian families whose young people are groomed into county lines
Memory Gardens – Outdoor movement and arts sessions for people living with autism and their carers/parents
Memory Café – Weekly Café for people living with dementia or memory loss and for socially isolated older people and their carers
Freightliners farm – weekly drop-in sessions for local families and family activity sessions during the school holidays including targeted family camp days and outreach sessions in the local community
Islington Giving’s first Residents Panel
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Thanks to the residents involved in this successful first round participatory grant-making! Learn more about our residents panel: Local people come together to support Islington families