Islington Giving, the place-based initiative that has raised more than £6m to tackle poverty and inequality in the London borough, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Charity Awards, that recognise organisations doing exceptional work.
Islington Giving, which invites 'everyone to give' their time, money, and skills to the borough and to have a say in what is needed to tackle its issues, is one of only three charities shortlisted in the “Grantmaking and Funding” category, recognising the exceptional way that residents drive the conversation.
In 2017, 20 grants (amounting to over £1million) were awarded, working across four areas: investing in young people, supporting families, reaching isolated people and volunteering.
Islington Giving is the inspiration for a movement of place-based giving across London that is now in 23 boroughs at various stages of development, having been funded by City Bridge Trust through London's Giving, part of London Funders.
James Banks, Director, London Funders says: “As the pioneer of a new approach to collaboration, Islington Giving has inspired other people across London to bring residents, businesses, voluntary organisations and funders together in their borough. Islington Giving helps us to inspire and inform what is now the London’s Giving movement.”
The award winners will be announced at a Black Tie event on June 7th and will be hosted by the Rev Richard Cole.
The work of Islington Giving is made possible thanks to the hundreds of local people who offer their support each year. If you are new to Islington Giving, and would like to discuss how you can be involved, please do get in touch or give directly.