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Catalyst film and report launched | Tuesday 7th May

8 May 2019

On Tuesday 7th May 2019, at the offices of Expedia Group, we launched a new film and resources on the Catalyst Programme, funded alongside Cloudesley, Islington Giving, and Sir John Cass's Foundation.

The Catalyst Programme awards up to £500 to people on low incomes to pay for opportunities that make a difference. It is a simple, special and effective programme that can be designed to support absolutely anyone.

Over 70 people joined us from across sectors. Together, we heard from Islington residents whose lives have changed thanks to small Catalyst grants that make a big difference. 

Sharing learning, sharing stories

Our evidence shows that small Catalyst grants unlock potential and increase wellbeing in people and provide partner organisations with a different and positive offer to those they support.

From 10 years of running Catalyst Programmes, we wanted to share learning that can be used by other funders, voluntary organisations, commissioners, and businesses. The Catalyst Programme doesn't involve lots of rules, so it could be a useful framework for changing lives in other parts of the country.

Read the report and watch the film