For individuals


BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing. All applications must be made by a registered referrer.


The Buttle Trust

Grants to support families in need with children and young people


Family Action

Welfare grants for families and individuals to help prevent crises.


Islington Resident Support Scheme (RSS)

The RSS offers assistance to residents facing exceptional hardship. Email, call 020 7527 2000 or visit Contact Islington at 222 Upper Street, N1 1XR for further information.



Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help.


For advice, please contact Citizens Advice Islington



For organisations


City Bridge Trust

Various funding programmes


Clothworkers Foundation 

Funds a range of areas, including people with disabilities, older people and visual impairment


Cripplegate Foundation

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


Garfield Weston

Wide range of grant types including community, welfare, youth, and education. Revenue and capital grants available.


Hyde Foundation 

Provides grants for projects in Islington, Lambeth, Brent, Chichester and Brighton for organisations working in a range of areas, including mental health, reducing isolation and youth work.


Islington Giving

Grants to organisations tackling poverty and inequality


Islington Council Funding


The Council’s Local Initiative Fund provides small grants for activities and improvements in Islington’s neighbourhoods.


The Council’s Community Chest funding is provided through a partnership between Islington Council and Cripplegate Foundation which administers the fund. There are three Islington Council’s Community Chest application rounds each year. Funding of up to £5,000 a year is available for voluntary organisations that work with Islington residents who are experiencing poverty and/or isolation.


London Catalyst

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


Morris Charitable Trust 

Funds primarily in Islington, focusing on Health, Education, Hardship and Community


People’s Health Trust

Focuses on projects that address the social determinants of health through bringing neighbourhoods together to address an issue


The Albert Hunt Trust 

Supports UK charities promoting health and wellbeing, supporting the homeless and/or providing hospice care


The Arsenal Foundation 

Small grants for local projects in Islington, Camden and Hackney focusing on a range of areas, including medical, disability and sickness relief


The Henry Smith Charity

Supporting a range of areas, including Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities


The Leathersellers Company Charitable Fund

Main grants programme focuses on addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Small Grants programme focuses on working with vulnerable people


The London Community Foundation

Offers grants through a range of Funds with varying focuses


The Mercers’ Company

The ‘Older People and Housing’ programme makes grants directed at helping older people by combating loneliness or providing housing solutions.


The National Lottery Community Fund

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.


The Vision Foundation 

Funds organisations delivering services directly to blind and partially sighted people across London, and organisations that are expert in their fields but may not be reaching blind and partially sighted people


The Wolfson Foundation 

Funds capital projects in a range of areas, including a Health & Disability stream


Voluntary Action Islington has a free searchable database of grants