We are pleased to share our Impact Report 2022. The report showcases our work over the last year, partnering with a wide range of incredible local groups working to address poverty in Islington, reduce isolation and support mental health, and increase access to opportunities for residents in the borough.
In 2022, thanks to the support of local people and organisations, we raised £1.3 million to invest in the local community. This enabled us to work with 81 different organisations and support 106 projects – from ongoing support to keep the lights on, to funding innovative new approaches.
“It has made me think about things a lot more – what is available in the community, the way we view others, and has challenged some of my assumptions.” Golden Grant Maker 2022
In 2022, our funding included the first year of our community micro-grants programme, the Make it Happen fund, which supported 33 local residents and groups to bring ideas that benefitted the community to life. We are looking forward to continuing to run and develop this programme in 2023.
In the report, we highlight some key achievements of the year – including continuing our journey to share decision-making power with residents in our first Golden Grant Makers Programme. We are also proud to mark the ten-year milestone in our partnership with the Macquarie Group Foundation, a partnership which has fostered innovative approaches to respond to local need.
The report also sets out our new strategic priorities for the coming years. The priorities provide a framework to work towards our vision of a strong, connected Islington community, where everyone has the opportunity to live a good life.
“Our partnership with Islington Giving goes much further than just funding. We do a lot of close collaboration, and it means a lot to our team to be able to support the community we work and live in.” ~ Kate Vandenburg Business Design Centre and Islington Giving Board member
Thank you to all of our incredible supporters and partners who have enabled this work happen. We know that when we work together, we can create positive social impact.
Click on the page to view our Impact Report 2022