COVID-19 Support

The Resource Centre is open, if you want to join a community of voluntary organisations with a shared purpose and a common culture, then look no further! We offer permanent and hot-desking, and meeting conference and training rooms. For more details visit here

We will be sharing key information and guidance through our websites, social media and e-news.

We are working in close partnership with key stakeholders including Islington Council, the NHS, and local funders.

Capacity Building Support for Voluntary and Community Groups – September 2020 update

We are still able to provide capacity building support and advice to groups via telephone, email and online meetings. We will provide advice and support on a range of topics including, fundraising, starting up a new community group, governance, policies & procedures, monitoring and evaluation and much more. We have access to a range of tools and resources to work with groups. On our Website groups also have access to our Policies, Resources and Toolkits pages.

If you would like support and advice then send an e-mail to or Telephone the VAI Development officer on 07724 515351

Check our Funding opportunities covid- 19 page, it will be updated with the latest funding opportunities.

If you would like support and advice then send an e-mail to

The BIG Alliance currently has a bank of volunteers with specific skills and expertise ready and waiting to support our key community organisations in Islington during this time. This includes support and advice with digital, HR, legal, finance and fundraising, and supporting beneficiaries.
Please provide your details and the areas of support you need here and, subject to availability, the BIG Alliance will arrange this support for you as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact

Lots of enquiries about volunteering and how to contribute during the covid-19 crisis have been received. Some organisations might have to stop their volunteering activities but there will probably be a lot of organisations that will have a bigger demand from service users and therefore need of additional volunteers.

For further information please contact

Useful links

‘We are Islington’ is a new helpline, set up by the council to support those who need any help, call 020 7527 8222 or email at: (open daily 9am to 5pm)

NHS support for people within the ‘shielded’ group: Self-refer or make a referral on someone else’s behalf here.

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