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
- 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).
There are six strands to the programme which show the areas we are interested in funding.
Find out more about the programme.
Funded organisations from VCS Partnership Grants Programme 2021-2024
Organisations funded under the current Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants Programme 2021-2024 are listed below.
- Caxton House Community Centre
- Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association
- Hanley Crouch Community Association Ltd
- Mildmay Community Partnership
- Highbury Roundhouse
- Muslim Welfare House
- Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust – Elizabeth House
- Peel Institute
- Hilldrop Area Community Association
- St Luke’s Parochial Trust
- Holloway Neighbourhood Group
- Whittington Park Community Association
- The Arc Centre