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Cllr Santiago Bell-Bradford (third from left), at the report launch with affordable workspace tenants, operators and members of the council’s inclusive economy team.

Islington’s pioneering affordable workspace programme creates £1.24million in social value, boosting economy and helping budding entrepreneurs from often excluded communities

Islington’s ground-breaking affordable workspace programme – which gives budding entrepreneurs from often excluded communities the tools to thrive, helping to make the borough a more equal place – has delivered more than £1.24million worth of uplift to the local economy in its first two years.

The council's Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses in Islington that have not previously received Retail Relief payments.

Thousands of local firms urged to apply now for Islington Council Covid-19 support scheme that could cancel out Business Rates bills

Up to 4,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Islington could effectively have their Business Rates bills cancelled out this year, thanks to a £17million council scheme designed to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cllr Santiago Bell-Bradford [Cropped image]

Islington Council extends bursary scheme to help hundreds more parents back into work or training

Up to 300 parents and carers of children are set to benefit from an expanded bursary scheme designed by Islington Council to help them back into work or training, as part of its efforts to create a more equal and accessible local economy that works for everyone.

Natalie Dinning, owner of Islington family business Lesley's Sauces-3

Islington Council launches local business survey in partnership with Black Pound Day

Islington Council has partnered with leading Black-business advocates Black Pound Day to better support Islington’s Black-owned local businesses.

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Council launches three grant schemes targeting help at worst-hit businesses

Islington Council has launched three new grant schemes targeted at supporting businesses worst-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cllr Asima Shaikh, third from right, is joined at the White Collar Factory by TownSq co-founder Mandy Weston, second from right, TownSq Community Director Jamie McGowan, far right, Bunhill councillors and colleagues.

Islington Council appoints Town Square Spaces to run new inclusive affordable workspaces and support programme for tech and digital start-ups

More than 200 aspiring entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities will get support with their small and micro businesses through three innovative and inclusive new affordable workspaces for the tech and digital sector.

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Islington Council to help give hundreds of workers a stronger stake in local economy

Islington Council is launching a new programme to help give hundreds of workers a stronger stake in the local economy through a new co-operative development agency – allowing them to steer and shape local businesses, and fairly share the profits.

Logo with the words Islington Together - For a more equal future

Islington Council launches innovative Inclusive Entrepreneurship Scheme for underrepresented groups

Islington Council is launching a business support scheme to help fledgling entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups make their business a success.

Chefs working inside Hot Wok restaurant in Archway

Islington Council supports local independent cafes, restaurants, pubs and grassroots venues with £1m in Covid-19 grants

Islington Council is distributing grants worth nearly £1m to 120 local hospitality businesses to help with the ongoing impact on business of Covid-19.

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Islington Council partners with ReLondon to help small businesses go greener

Islington Council is determined to make the borough a cleaner, greener, healthier place, but can’t do this alone. It is vital that local people and businesses play their part, and that is why the council is partnering with experts ReLondon to provide grants to businesses to become greener.

Outside the FC Designer Collective store,(from left) Boaz Otudeko, Sarah Hill, Cllr Asima Shaikh, Fashion-Enter CEO Jenny Holloway and Tricia Blake-2

Small Business Saturday: spending money locally this festive season

With Christmas on the horizon, Islington Council is encouraging residents to spend their money at local, independent businesses to keep our high streets thriving.

Market Trader of the Year - Chalang Rashid, Jennifer Rowley, Mayor of Islington, Keith West

Islington's most popular market traders recognised at festive awards ceremony

The winners of this year’s Market Trader of the Year competition were announced at the Chapel Market festive lights event on Thursday, 18 November. The competition saw more people voting for their favourite trader than in any previous year.