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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, click here for information on this programme 

Current Highlights

We spoke to currently 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 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

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

Organisations awarded funding in November 2017

Eritrean Community in the UK | £5,000 

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

Sarah Agnes Foundation | £5,000

YES Outdoors | £5,000

Creative Opportunities CIC | £4,800

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

House of AMAU | £700

Hyde Village Community & Social Association | £5,000

Jannaty Women's Social Society | £5,000

Performing Production CIC | £3,120

Friends of Gillespie PTA | £400

Stepping Stone4 (SS4) | £2,000

Maison Verte UK | £2,175

Friends of Pooles Park | £3,903

Life Chances | £1,902

Olden Community Garden Project | £5,000

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

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

 

Organisations awarded funding in June 2017

Federation of Iraqi Refugees | £4,800 | Support and integration for Iraqi and Kurdish residents

Amberleigh | £5,000 | Performing arts and self-confidence building project

Eritrean Youth Club | £2,500 | Funding for a youth football team 

EAGLE Recovery Project | £5,000 | Core and activity costs

Spitz Charitable Trust | £4,000 | Music for wellbeing at Bridgeside Lodge 

Times Amateur Boxing Club | £1,750 | Gym equipment

Asmara Football Club | £5,000 | Football training costs

Sports And Life Skills CIC | £5,000 | Core and activity costs

Minority Matters | £5,000 | Funding for an education and after school club

Kurdish Children & Youth Centre | £5,000 | Funding for the Islington Kurdish School 

Angel Canal Festival | £4,000 | Funding towards the annual canal festival

Packington Line Dancing | £2,400 | Tutor and hall hire

Healthy Generations | £5,000 | Reducing isolation and increasing health project

Angel Shed Theatre | £4,935 | Funding for the Children's Theatre

The Culture Collective | £2,000 | Finsbury Park Festival of the Environment

Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation | £5,000 | Break the silence over domestic violence

Community Language Support Services | £5,000 | Support to improve the lives of vulnerable refugees

 

Organisations awarded funding in March 2017

3 Pillars Project C.I.C | £5,000 | Prison rugby coaching and refereeing courses

Bags of Taste | £4,973 | Affordable and healthy food cookery courses

Copenhagen Youth Project | £4,500 | 'Real Talk Youth' engagement pop-up events

Islington Panthers Basketball Club | £5,000 | Basketball coaching

Ball Out 3×3 | £3,126 | Summer courses and competition in the Finsbury Park area

Fit Women Group | £5,000 | Women only aerobics and pilates classes 

Girdlestone 3rd Age Surgery | £2,500 | Running costs of the 3rd Age art project 

Highbury Walkers | £3,474 | To train fitness coaches and first aiders

MoveMe Dance | £4,000 | An intergenerational community programme with children, teens and older people 

Rising Stars Support | £4,380 | Towards martial arts training and personal development coaching

SLOW Bereaved Parents Support Group | £5,000 | Towards the costs of a support group for bereaved parents and their surviving children

South Islington Stroke Club | £ 4,039 | Towards the costs of lunch sessions

The Dynamic Autism Group | £5,000 | Handmade papers and collage workshop

Crayford Road Gardeners | £3,500 | Street-based gardening project

Deaf Parenting UK | £4,995 | Drop-in for Deaf parents and their children (under 5s)

Connaught Opera | £4,200 | Concerts for older people in care centres in Islington

Talking News | £4,000 | Towards costs of producing material for Talking News Islington