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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-June 2020

 

Advise and Support People:

Bridging the Gap Islington | £4,790

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

Archway Childminders, Parents and Carers Group | £1,930

The Unity Project | £5,000

We Are Family (CIO) | £5,000

One True Voice | £5,000

Jigsaw.GC | £3,908

Eritrean Community In The UK | £4,922

Federation of Iraqi Refugees | £9,900

 

Improve the Environment and make Communities Safer

Blackstock Triangle Gardeners | £2,600

Friends of Pooles Park, Pooles Park Primary School | £3,780

SFT FOUNDATION TRUST CIC | £5,000

Performing Production | £2,500

 

Educate People and Improve their Skills and Employability:

Eritrean Youth Club | £4,980

F.L.A.M.E. Young Theatre Players | £5,000 

Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust | £4,920

St Peter's Children and Young People's Activities Group (SPAG) | £4,000

YES Outdoors | £5,000

Eat Club | £4,340

MahaDevi Yoga Centre | £5,000

Minority Matters LTD | £5,000

Creative Opportunities | £5,000

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:

ASMARA FOOTBALL CLUB | £5,000

Fit Women Group | £5,000

Islington Panthers Basketball Club | £5,000

The Spitz Charitable Trust | £3,685

Women's Oneness Wellbeing (WOW) | £4,000

Friends Of Copenhagen Primary School | £2,500

Sports and Life Skills CIC | £5,000

Galbur Foundation | £5,000

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bods | £3,000

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:

Connaught Opera | £5,000

Cubed Collective | £5,000

Finsbury and Clerkenwell Volunteers | £4,000

Islington Faces | £830

Wild Bunch Club | £5,000

Talking News Islington (TNI) | £3,000

Sunday Club | £4,000

Maa Shanti | £5,000

Islington Pensioners Forum | £3,500

The Olden Community Garden | £3,000

Cut Moose | £2,690

St John's Way Patient Participation Group | £1,500

A and C Shining star | £1,000

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 | Angel Community Canal Boat Trust | 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 | Eat Club | Federation of Iraqi Refugees | Friends of King Square Gardens | Healthy Generations | King Square TRA | Pro Touch SA | Rising Stars Support | SLOW Bereaved Parents Support Group | Speak Street | Sports and Life Skills CIC | STORE Schools & Projects C.I.C | St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park | Talking News Islington (TNI) | The TOY Project | We Are Family | 

 

Organisations awarded funding in March 2018

Aflah | Asperger London Area Group | Bags of Taste | BIRD | Bridging the Gap | Healthy Minds, Healthy Bods | Islington Panthers Basketball Club | South Islington Stroke Club | Spear Islington Trust | Sunnyside Community Gardens | The Bomb Factory Art Foundation | The Hive Food Bank | The Sunday Club | The Turkish and Kurdish Children's Group | Urban MBA