For individuals


Family Action

Welfare grants for families and individuals to help prevent crises.


Islington Residents Support Scheme (RSS)

The RSS offers assistance to residents facing exceptional hardship. There are no cash payments.

Call 020 7527 2000 for further information


Mercers’ Company (Charity of Sir Richard Whittington)

Support for elderly residents who face ongoing financial hardship


The Buttle Trust

Grants to support families in need with children and young people


For advice, speak to your local Citizen's Advice Bureau



For organisations


There are two good places to start, when looking for funding:


  1. The London Community Foundation has a list of funders on their website here:


  1. Voluntary Action Islington has a free searchable database of grants accessible here:



Here are some specific trusts which are worth researching:


Awards for All

Three funding priorities for community-led projects: bringing people together; improving the places and spaces that matter to communities; and enabling people to fulfil their potential.


City Bridge Trust

Various funding programmes


Cripplegate Foundation

Grants to organisations including those supporting families, young people, and people with mental health issues


Garfield Weston


Islington Giving

Grants to organisations tackling poverty and inequality


London Catalyst

Grants to projects supporting disadvantaged people with long term ill-health or a disability