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Islington Council's Community Chest - Current Grants

Islington Council's Community Chest funds over 60 organisations each year, across three funding rounds. All of the below organisations work at a grassroots level, reaching under the radar residents in Islington. Community Chest grants last for one year.

If you think your organisation might be eligible to apply, and would like more information on the programme, click here. 

Recent Highlights

We spoke to recently funded projects to hear how they make a difference to the lives of people in their communities. You can read more about their work using the links below. 

Crayford Road Gardeners

Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation

YES Outdoors

 

Organisations awarded funding in June 2019 

 

Advise and Support People:

Jigsaw.GC | £3,908

Eritrean Community In The UK | £4,922

Federation of Iraqi Refugees | £9,900

 

Educate People and Improve their Skills and Employability:

Turkish and Kurdish Children's Group | £5,000

Jannaty Women Social Society | £5,000

Speak Street | £5,000

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation | £3,570

 

Improve People's Mental and / or Physical Health:

Amberliegh | £10,000

Street Storage | £5,000

MMARAP | £5,000

Mini Mermaid and Young Tritons UK CIC | £1,800

Global Diplomats FC | £4,750

Wu Shi Taiji Quan and Qi Gong Association | £3,720

Ball Out Community | £1,700

SLOW | £5,000

 

Reduce Isolation and Increase People's Involvement in the Community:

Artbox London | £5,000

Healthy Generations | £5,000

ValueYou | £2,200

 

Organisations awarded funding in March 2019 

Asmara Football Club | £5,000

Barrier Breakers | £4,922

Blackstock Triangle Gardeners | £2,500

Christ Church Memory Cafe | £2,550

Daylight Theatre Foundation | £5,000

Disability Action | £5,000

Friends of Pooles Park | £3,780

Go Forward Youth | £4,914

Highbury Walkers | £884

Islington Panthers Basketball Club | £4,000

Islington Turkish, Kurdish, and Cypriot Women's Welfare Group | £5,000

Kobani Kurdish School | £5,000

Memory Gardens | £5,000

Sarah Agnes Foundation | £4,500

SEN Family Saturdays | £5,000

South Islington Stroke Club | £3,500

Spitz Charitable Trust | £3,825

St Luke's Community History Group | £2,500

 

Organisations awarded funding in November 2018

Connaught Opera | £4,200

Creative Opportunities C.I.C | £4,700

EAGLE Recovery Project | £5,000

Eritrean Youth Club | £5,000

Finsbury & Clerkenwell Volunteers | £5,000

Fit Women Group | £5,000

Galbur Foundation | £5,000

Goodinge Community Centre | £1,500

Maa Shanti | £5,000

MEWSo - Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation | £5,000

Olden Garden Community Project | £5,000

Phoenix Pottery CIC | £5,000

St John's Way Patient Participation Group | £5,000

The Unity Project | £3,420

YES Outdoors | £5,000

 

Organisations awarded funding in July 2018

Amberleigh | £5,000

Angel Community Canal Boat Trust | £2,500

Community Language Support Services | £10,000* (*two year grants are sometimes awarded to projects at the discretion of the Islington Council Community Chest panel.)

Culpeper Community Garden | £2,495

Eat Club | £4,310

Federation of Iraqi Refugees | £4,912

Friends of King Square Gardens | £500

Healthy Generations | £5,000

King Square TRA | £1,500

Pro Touch SA | £4,320

Rising Stars Support | £5,000

SLOW Bereaved Parents Support Group | £5,000

Speak Street | £5,000

Sports and Life Skills CIC | £5,000

STORE Schools & Projects C.I.C | £2,000

St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park | £2,000

Talking News Islington (TNI) | £2,000

The TOY Project | £5,000

We Are Family | £5,000

 

Organisations awarded funding in March 2018

Aflah | £3,500

Asperger London Area Group | £5,000

Bags of Taste | £4,952

BIRD | £5,000

Bridging the Gap | £5,000

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bods | £3,850

Islington Panthers Basketball Club | £5,000

South Islington Stroke Club | £4,000

Spear Islington Trust | £5,000

Sunnyside Community Gardens | £2,800

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation | £3,520

The Hive Food Bank | £4,800

The Sunday Club | £5,000

The Turkish and Kurdish Children's Group | £5,000

Urban MBA | £4,000