Islington Giving and The Arsenal Foundation are delighted to launch six new projects for young people in the borough to start in 2017.

Each project not only offers free high-quality activities but also ways for young people to build and strengthen skills to help make the most of their free time and look positively to the future.

Tom Jupp, Chair of Islington Giving said: “We consulted with young people in Islington and they told us they wanted a greater diversity of inclusive activities to be on offer in their free time. 77% of young people we spoke to said they would like to take part in more opportunities. These new projects respond with an exciting range of possibilities from film-making, to drama and music sessions, to building and racing kit cars.”

Svenja Geissmar, Chair of The Arsenal Foundation said: “We’re delighted to build on our partnership with Islington Giving to offer more to our local community.

"The projects supported by The Arsenal Foundation use the Arsenal name to motivate young people to build skills, relationships and aspirations which enable them to move forward.

"It’s a great start to 2017 and we hope the funding will provide new opportunities for many young people in our Borough, some of whom are difficult to reach.”

Over £200,000 has been awarded to: All Change Arts Ltd, Angel Shed Community Theatre, Breakin’ Convention, Centre 404, Fully Focused Community Trust and Prospex.

The organisations will work hard to engage young people across Islington who have limited opportunities to try new things. This includes young people who are isolated, living in families with low incomes, or those with disabilities.

Islington Giving and The Arsenal Foundation have been working in partnership since 2014 to create new opportunities and unlock access to Islington’s amazing array of venues and facilities for young people and older people in the borough.

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10 Jan 2017