Safe storage, strong support: How Street Storage is transforming lives in Islington

Street Storage, one of our Mind the Gap funded projects, provides those experiencing homelessness with free, accessible and safe storage for their belongings, as well as supporting their mental health and wellbeing. This project will run from a newly acquired building in Islington, which offers greater capacity to accommodate the possessions for up to 500 […]

The Grub Club helping older men to build confidence in the kitchen

Cook for Good has been running a pantry on the Priory Green Estate since 2020. 241 members undertake a weekly shop for £3.50, access community meals, cookery classes, and are part of a growing community of neighbours that know and support each other. Yet last year, only 16 members were men. Who is accessing Cook […]

Mother2Mother run by Islington Mind supporting isolated female caregivers

Mother2Mother, run by Islington Mind, brings together isolated mothers and female caregivers caring for children or family with mental health problems. The project provides opportunities for women like Miriam to socialise, build networks and access specialist support. Miriam’s time at Mother2Mother is ‘just for her’ – the one day a week she can put herself […]

Aaliyah, Co-founder of Dipped in Creativity Engagement on empowering youth through creative expression

“We’re a youth-led organisation passionate about creative expression.” ~ Aaliyah, Co-founder of D.I.C.E Meet Aaliyah, the dynamic co-founder of youth-led social enterprise Dipped in Creativity Engagement CIC (D.I.C.E). D.I.C.E received a microgrant via Islington Giving’s Make it Happen fund for their free, creative enterprise project for young residents aged 16-25. The project aims to bring […]