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Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants Programme 2024-2028

We are committed to ensuring that Islington has a vibrant, dynamic and independent Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), and to support this commitment we have earmarked funds totalling £2.7 million per annum for the sector.

This fund will be allocated through our VCS Partnerships programme to the VCS organisations in Islington and will support us to achieve our priorities, set in our Islington Together 2030 plan, alongside our early intervention and prevention ambitions, and our vision to make Islington and even more equal borough.

VCS Partnership Grants Programme 2024-2028

Applications for this grant scheme are now closed.

Funding will be awarded to organisations that reflect Islington’s diversity and that are working in communities across the borough, and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • not-for-profit organisations listed below:
    • registered charity
    • community group
    • co-operative
    • faith and equalities group
    • social enterprise - must reinvest 100% of surplus income into the organisation and does not have a ‘profit distribution’ clause in its governing documents, which allows it to pay executive directors as shareholders
    • community interest company
  • 75% or more of supported beneficiaries are Islington residents
  • operating from an established base in Islington
  • pay all of the employees or contracted staff the London Living Wage as a minimum (currently £11.95 per hour). 

Funded organisations from VCS Partnership Grants Programme 2024-2028

Organisations funded under the current Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants Programme 2024-2028 are listed below.

Capacity-building partners

Community hubs

Delivery partners

  • ALAG on behalf of the Autism Hub
  • Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants
  • All Change 
  • Islington Somali Community
  • Community Languages Support Service
  • Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women's Organisation Ltd
  • Company Three
  • Eritrean Community in the UK
  • Maa Shanti
  • Finsbury Park Mosque
  • One True Voice
  • Global Generation
  • Healthy Generations
  • The Stuart Low Trust
  • Holloway Neighbourhood Group - The Stress Project
  • The Margins Project
  • IMECE Women's Centre
  • The Parent House
  • Islington Bangladeshi Association
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Islington
  • Claremont Project
  • Hillside Clubhouse
  • Middle Eastern Women and Society Organisation
  • The Lilliesleaf Trust UK
  • The Maya Centre
  • Equalities and cohesion networks

  • Disability Action in Islington
  • Islington Pensioner Forum
  • Forum+
  • Islington Refugee and Migrant Forum 
  • Islington Faiths Forum
  • London Irish Centre
  • Advice and navigation partners

  • Arachne Greek Cypriot Women's Group 
  • Islington People's Rights
  • Islington BAMER Advice Alliance
  • Islington Law Centre
  • Help on Your Doorstep
  • RCJ Advice and Citizens Advice Islington
  • Volunteering partner

  • Voluntary Action Islington    
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