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[Now closed] The Make it Happen Fund is now open for applications! 🎉

Do you have an idea for a project that could benefit your community? If so, the Make It Happen Fund, is for you.

The Make it Happen fund awards up to £500 to small local community groups and groups of residents to bring joy or make a difference to the community. Projects could bring a new idea to life, help residents to put on a community event, or support the ongoing work of small local group.

Social housing landlords Peabody, Hyde, Clarion and Southern Housing Group alongside Islington Giving and other local voluntary organisations in Islington decided to work together with communities to build individual and community resilience and support innovation.

From cultural cooking sessions, festive celebrations, grassroots projects to local clubs, projects must align with one of the following aims:

  • Healthy– helping people with their physical and mental wellbeing
  • Happy– helping people make the most out of their lives through active citizenship, volunteering and community involvement
  • Connected – putting people at the centre of grants, exploring what is important to them

The closing date is Monday 30th October, 10am. We will let you know if your application is successful by the week beginning 13th November 2023.

We have a range of promotional materials to help you spread the word about the Make it Happen fund and inspire your community to take action. You can access our digital assets including our poster, flyer and social media assets, in the Google Drive link or using the links below. If you have any questions or require any further assistance, please contact Patrick at patrick.jones@cripplegate.org.uk