£8m funding agreed for Islington’s vital voluntary and community organisations

Islington Council has agreed more than £8 million funding over four years for vital voluntary and community sector organisations.

In all, 48 organisations that help to make Islington a fairer place will be funded in the 2021-2024 Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants programme.

This includes continued support to community hubs – centres at the heart of local communities, which have been a key part of Islington’s Covid-19 response.

There will also be an overall increase in funding for organisations that are Black and minority ethnic-led, and focused on Black and minority ethnic women.

Cllr Una O’Halloran, Islington Council’s executive member for community development, said: “Islington’s voluntary and community organisations play a huge role in helping to make Islington a fairer place.

“Voluntary and community groups have for example been absolutely vital in the response to Covid-19 in providing emotional and practical community support, from distributing food,  to managing hubs.

“We’re strongly committed to supporting and funding our voluntary and community sector at a time when many councils have greatly reduced or stopped such funding.

“We received a very high number of excellent applications for this funding, reflecting the very high standard of local groups and look forward to continuing our close work with the borough’s voluntary and community organisations in coming years.”

The Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants Programme 2021-2024 was agreed by the Voluntary and Community Sector Committee on Tuesday, 8th September.

 

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