“As young people we don’t get to make change as often as we’d like, and we don’t get listened to. So I think that’s just the best part about it.”(Kezia, YGM 2021)
Our Young Grant Makers are about to complete their 2021 grant-making programme, and decide how funds by Islington Giving is spent on youth activities in their local area.
During the last five months, 14 young residents who applied to become young grant makers have been meeting weekly and have worked through a whole grant-making cycle, from shaping a call, to assessing applications, to making final funding decisions.
We were delighted to talk to Kezia, one of our Young Grant Makers for 2021, to reflect on her grant-making experience this year, the things she’s learned and more:
“I’ve learned that there are loads of different organisations in Islington I would never have known about if not for Young Grant Makers” Kezia, YGM 2021
Decisions time for Young Grant Makers
We were thrilled to have a chat with Alexandra Duffy, who has been the Young Grant Makers Programme Lead for the last three years, to learn more about the programme and her role.