This is an abridged version of our full 2016 - 2018 strategy. Our 2019 - 2021 strategy will be published soon.
A society where everyone has the opportunity to live a rewarding and fulfilled life free from poverty and inequality.
To bring about change that will transform the lives of Islington’s most disadvantaged residents. We do this through funding voluntary organisations and working in partnership with others.
Where we work
We work in Islington and a small adjoining part of the City of London.
To be an organisation which promotes social change by using all our assets – our endowment and investments, our knowledge, people and networks, our grant making, programmes and partnerships.
Our core principles
Is a voice for change in Islington
Is independent and is seen to be independent
Values and works in partnership with others
Listens and learns from its partners
Promotes and champions effective ways of tackling disadvantage
Improving the voluntary sector’s ability to serve local residents
Building the resilience of vulnerable residents
Increasing the resources available to Islington
Influencing policy and practice that affects Islington
Pursuing our Priorities
Enabling our most disadvantaged residents to access opportunities
Strengthening the mental health and well being of our most vulnerable residents
Addressing the social dimensions of poverty and inequality manifested in isolation
Improving access to information, advice and support for low income residents
Maximising incomes for those living in poverty
We will apply all our assets to our priorities to effect social change:
- Through our programmes - We will use an asset based approach to social change to co produce programmes and activities
- By partnering with others to prevent problems and achieve long term change
- By influencing policy and practice
- By maximising all our assets
- By investing in place based giving
- By improving our effectiveness