Stories from lockdown: “I’ve been trying to get myself into a routine, but it’s hard”

We were just entering our third year of our Young Grant-Makers programme when we went into lockdown. How has lockdown affected young people in Islington? How have their lives changed since the start of the crisis?


We asked Michelle and Freya, two of the Young Grant-Makers this year about it in a Zoom interview.

A little bit more about the Young Grant-Makers

The Young Grant-Makers is a programme in which a group of young people aged 17-24 from Islington come together to make funding decisions to support charities working with young people in the local area. If you want to learn more about the Young Grant-Makers Programme, make sure to read Young Grant-Makers: Learning from the pilot.

Carers’ Fund report

In early 2024 Islington Giving ran a fund for carers. This took a participatory approach, consulting with carers and carers’ organisations to shape the model,

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