We bring people together from Islington, and beyond, to change lives for good.
People and organisations who give to Islington
The people, businesses, and other organisations who give to Islington are the reason we have been able to change lives in Islington since we started in 2010.
If you are reading this and you have given to Islington in that time, thank you.
Click here to find out how you can give to support life-changing local work.
Our funded partners
We award grant funding to carefully selected partner organisations who are experts at tackling the complex challenges faced by Islington residents.
They work in inspiring and varied ways, right across the borough. Each day, they
- Connect people who are isolated
- Support families having a tough time
- Improve mental health for everyone
- Make sure young people have the best chance in life
- Promote volunteering as a way for people to feel part of their community, and a way of giving back.
Our Board Members are responsible for setting our strategy, monitoring our finances, growing our reach, and making funding decisions.
Our Board is made up of local residents, and representatives of organisations and businesses who give money to help support life-changing local work. Members, and the organisations they represent, are listed below:
- Rob Hull (Chair) - Cripplegate Foundation
- Maggie Elliott (Vice Chair) - Cloudesley
- Jack Morris CBE (Chair of the Islington Giving Appeal) - The Morris Charitable Trust
- Anthony Bennett
- Frances Carter - Cripplegate Foundation
- Jenny Field - City Bridge Trust
- John Gilbert - Cripplegate Foundation
- Leigh Harrison - Macquarie
The BIG Alliance (Businesses for Islington Giving)
In 2012, alongside our partners at the Macquarie Group Foundation and East London Business Alliance, we founded the BIGAlliance (Businesses for Islington Giving), to match the skills, energy, and experience of businesses with our local community, schools, and spaces.
We are proud to be at the forefront of the place-based giving movement, a new way of connecting people with their communities to create change. This approach is growing nationwide.
As the first 'Giving' in London, we inspired the London's Giving movement, which is now active in 20 boroughs.