Wednesday 28 August, 2019

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity announces new partnership with Islington Giving


The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity will be joining this influential coalition of funders by contributing £90,000 over three years to tackle the effects of inequality in Islington by supporting young people, families and the elderly in the borough.

Islington Giving, which is administered by the Cripplegate Foundation, is made up of private and voluntary sector contributors who offer time and resources in support of organisations in Islington. 

The new partnership endorses the importance of local knowledge and collaboration to increase the effectiveness of giving – empowering charity partners to enact change where it’s needed, in the most efficient and impactful ways. 

Other partners in the coalition include Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund, Cloudesley, Macquarie, the Cripplegate Foundation and the City Bridge Trust.

Commenting on the new partnership, Islington Giving Chair Rob Hull said, “We are thrilled to have another major funder join the Islington Giving board. It is a recognition of the valuable work being carried out by a coalition of voluntary and private sector partners in support of our local Islington community. We look forward to gaining insights and support from the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity as we continue to develop the Islington Giving model.” 

Ciorsdan Brown, Head of Charitable Partnerships & Strategy at the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity said: “Both the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity and Islington Giving are united by a common aim: to do good, better. We are excited to be able to contribute at such a hyper-local level and continue to develop and evolve our giving models to remain an outward-looking and collaborative charity.

We are delighted to join Islington Giving and look forward to working with some fantastic partners from both the voluntary and private sectors. Joining Islington Giving presents a natural fit, given that we share aspirations to empower local charities in Islington – an area with deep connections for both organisations – to deliver frontline services where it matters most."

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