Our Local Initiatives Fund (LIF) supports activities and improvements in Islington’s neighbourhoods.
Local ward councillors have an annual budget totalling £15,000 per ward for small grants for a variety of activities such as:
- sports clubs
- local festivals
- youth activities
- estate community events
- environmental improvements
- education and training classes
- pensioner outings and day trips
Your local ward councillor can recommend a project, although grants have to be approved by the Council's Voluntary and Community Sector Committee.
How to apply
- Download the application form
- Download the guidance notes (read these carefully as they explain the new application form structure)
We strongly advise that you contact your local ward councillor(s) to discuss your project before making an application.
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.
- Local Initiatives Fund grants 2015-2016
- Local Initiatives Fund grants 2014-2015
- Local Initiatives Fund grants 2013-2014
- Local Initiatives Fund grants 2012-2013