Islington Council has agreed to continue its substantial financial support for the borough’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and launched a new grants programme – maintained at current budget levels – for 2016 to 2020.
At the VCS committee meeting the council agreed to proposals for a new ‘Islington VCS Partnership Grants Programme’, for 2016-2020, with an allocated total budget of £2,456,000.
The money will be allotted to local charities and community groups working to make Islington fairer and who can support the council in its aim of ensuring that Islington is a place where everyone, whatever their background has the same opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.
The funding will be split into five strands – targeting organisations that deliver services and activities for residents, develop local neighbourhoods, provide infrastructure support for Islington’s VCS, facilitate volunteering, or offer advice services.
Details of the grants program can be accessed here