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Local Initiatives Fund

Our Local Initiatives Fund (LIF) supports activities and improvements in Islington’s neighbourhoods.

Local ward councillors have an annual budget totalling £14,000 per ward for small grants for a variety of locally delivered activities such as:

  • sports clubs
  • local festivals
  • youth activities
  • estate community events
  • environmental improvements
  • education and training classes
  • pensioner outings and day trips

Each councillor has been given a limited allocation of funding to spend on local projects in their wards (subject to the final agreement of the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee).

How to apply

We strongly advise that you contact your local ward councillor(s) to discuss your project before making an application.

Find out who your local ward councillors are.

If you have received a LIF award from us in the past, please make sure you have sent in all the required monitoring before making your application. If any is missing you will not be able to submit your application until we have received all this information.

2017 application deadlines

Tuesday 4 April
Tuesday 30 May
Tuesday 22 August
Tuesday 10 October
Monday 11 December
Wednesday 31 January 2018

If your organisation submits an application form after any of these dates, it will be considered in the next round of applications.

Please note that if you wish to apply for Holloway ward funding, there are two application deadlines per year - Tuesday 30 May and Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Previous grants

Further information 


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