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We are Cally Young Resident Grants

The We are Cally Young Resident Grant scheme has been set up to support Cally young people to act on the things that they care about. This is a small grants scheme to enable local young people with a great idea to contribute to making the area a better place to work, play and live in.

We have £4,000 in the funding pot, with a maximum grant amount of £500.

This programme is part of the We Are Cally Project

What are we looking for?

We want to see groups of a minimum of three local young people, up to the age of 25, applying for this funding. The funding is there to support young people do things for others in the Cally through activities that make a positive difference.

We are very open to different kinds of applications - it might be going on a trip, growing things, building on the Cally’s strong sense of community, or creating new opportunities for you and other young people.

Who can apply for the fund?

To be able to apply for this fund you need to be a young person living in the area around the Caledonian Road in south-west Islington, known locally as ‘the Cally’. A collection of neighbourhoods with Caledonian Road at its core, the area stretches from Kings Cross in the south-west, to Lower Holloway in the north-east.

You can apply for a We are Cally Young Residents Grant if:

  • You live in the Cally
  • Your idea costs up to £500
  • You are under the age of 25
  • There’s a minimum of three of you
  • The idea you’ve got benefits not only yourselves but others in the area
  • You have an established youth group to support you

For more information

Talk to your local established youth group. If you do not have one yet, then talk to Barry Winchester, the council’s Community Development Officer for the Cally:

Email: barry.winchester@islington.gov.uk
Text/call: 07817 088256

There is also more information in the guidance notes. Please read the guidance, but also get help in understanding this, if this is new to you.

Guidance notes

How to apply for a grant

First, please read the guidance notes and look at the application form, before completing it. With your youth group’s support, please make sure you answer all the questions, as this will allow the assessment panel to decide on which are the best applications to be funded:

  • The fund opens on 31 January 2022
  • The closing date for applications is 4 March 2022 at midday
  • All grant funded activities need to be completed by 31 August 2022
  • The application form can be found on the guidance notes page.

The We are Cally Resident Fund

The We are Cally Young Residents Grant scheme is part of the We are Cally Community Fund. The fund will allow voluntary sector organisations, council services and resident groups to test ideas that respond to local needs and make a positive change in the area.

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