Young Grant-Makers Programme 2020 – Evaluation

A group of local young people aged 16-22 became Islington Giving’s third group of Young Grant Makers (YGM) in March 2020.

The programme was soon disrupted by Covid-19 and lockdown. We paused for several weeks to plan a new course of action. Although still new to the programme, the group was keen to carry on and at a time of such uncertainty, when young people were feeling particularly powerless in many areas of their lives, it felt more important than ever to delegate power to young people so they could make funding decisions about youth activities and support in their local area.

After some careful planning, we resumed online sessions, meeting weekly via Zoom from April until September.

Key facts on YGM 2020:


The YGM group invited applications for projects that are looking to support young people in a safe and supportive space where they can talk and be themselves.

These projects will focus on creating a sense of community. They prioritised projects that: