Some charities active locally

All of the organisations summarised below are charities that work locally. There are also Islington Giving (which mainly channels funds to other charities) and Barnsbury Team Ministry (which serves two other churches besides Saint Andrew’s), as well as others with local roots, such as Islington Chinese Association and Islington Bangladesh Association.
 

cyp180Copenhagen Youth Project
Start year: 2001.
Base premises: in Naish Court on Copenhagen Street (but formerly in Caledonian Road).
Catchment area: streets and estates between the Regent’s Canal and Cally Bridge.
Aims: to provide support and advice, as well as sporting and social activities to open learning, training and work opportunities and to develop skills, to young people.
Activities: football; youth clubs; workshops; trips; counselling; mentoring; youth-led enterprises.
Finances: 2014-2015 income of about £140,000, with staff costs of £105,000 (and three employees).
 

prospexProspex
Start year: 2001.
Base premises: in Parkhurst Road (but formerly in Caledonian Road).
Catchment area: streets and estates near Caledonian Road Station.
Aims: to provide support and advice, as well as learning, sporting and social activities and opportunities to develop skills and self-confidence, to young people.
Activities: car maintenance training; youth clubs; workshops; counselling; gardening; cooking; street teams.
Finances: 2014-2015 income of about £195,000, with staff costs of £120,000 (and five employees).
 

lppi180Light Project Pro International
Start year: 2004.
Base premises: in Orkney House on Caledonian Road.
Catchment area: north London (but mainly local).
Aims: to provide educational opportunities for both children and adults, especially for marginalised people such as immigrants.
Activities: courses typically in Arabic, various European languages and information technology for beginners; assisted study groups such as homework classes.
Finances: 2013-2014 income of about £35,000, with staff costs of £10,000 (and one employee).
 

sparkplugSparkplug Motorcycle Project
Start year: 2006.
Base premises: alongside Bingfield Park on Pembroke Street.
Catchment area: north London (but mainly local).
Aims: to increase employability and self-esteem among young people.
Activities: motor cycle and pedal cycle maintenance training, partly in association with Prospex; trips.
Finances: 2013-2014 income of about £120,000, with staff costs of £70,000 (and four employees).
 

ipa360Islington Play Association
Start year: 1971.
Base premises: in West Library on Bridgeman Road (and operating Crumbles Castle alongside Bingfield Park on Pembroke Street and Lumpy Hill on Market Road, as well as other playgrounds).
Catchment area: Islington.
Aims: to increase, improve, protect and operate opportunities for creative and challenging play.
Activities: adventure playgrounds; children’s centres; cooking; campaigning.
Finances: 2013-2014 income of about £1,485,000, with staff costs of £1,100,000 (and eighty employees).
 

connect300Help on your doorstep
Start year: 2009.
Base premises: in Elliott Place.
Catchment area: Islington.
Aims: to prevent and relieve poverty by connecting residents suffering from social or economic deprivation with relevant local services.
Activities: outreach; referral; community work development; welfare grant management; counselling.
Finances: 2013-2014 income of about £500,000, with staff costs of £375,000 (and eleven employees).
 

sfts140Shelter from the Storm
Start year: 2007.
Base premises: in Blundell Street (but expecting to move in 2018, because of redevelopment of the site).
Catchment area: north London.
Aims: to provide shelter, food, support and advice to people who are homeless or otherwise socially or economically disadvantaged.
Activities: beds; meals; help with permanent accommodation and employment; legal guidance; counselling.
Finances: 2014-2015 income of about £220,000, with staff costs of £60,000 (and two employees).
 

choices360Choices Islington
Start year: 2008.
Base premises: near Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Station on Caledonian Road.
Catchment area: north London.
Aims: to provide support and advice to people who have unplanned pregnancies or emotional difficulties after abortions.
Activities: counselling; courses on relationships for young people, through other agencies.
Finances: 2013-2014 income of about £130,000, with staff costs of £85,000 (and six employees).

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Come to the general meeting on Tuesday 24 November

Thornhill Square General Meeting November 2015

The time of the meeting has been returned to 7:30 pm from 6:30 pm because it will not now begin with a discussion with Councillor Paul Convery.

The recipients of the donations for filming suggested so far are:

How Thornhill Square Association helped the local youth group

Thornhill Square Association’s donation of £2,000 in March 2010 contributed to educating youngsters on scooter safety and drug awareness.

A big thank you to all the residents of Thornhill Square for your support.

Click here to download a report from youth workers Theo Thomas & Stephen Griffith.

Copenhagen Youth Project
1st Floor, West Library, Bridgeman Road London N1 1BD
www.cyproject.org
020 7607 6050

And a big thank you to Theo and Stephen from CYP for all their good work.

Thornhill Square Association donation of £2000 to local youth work

Steven cyp

At the last Thornhill Square Association (TSA) meeting in February, a local youth worker explained the projects his youth group were undertaking in our area. The meeting attenders unanimously agreed that £2000 from the TSA bank account should be donated to support this work. The youth group is Copenhagen Youth Project (CYP). For the minutes of the meeting click here. For further information or to make a private donation contact stephen@cyproject.org.

The TSA funds will be used to support the delivery of ‘Scootalive’ a project supporting young people to ride scooters legally and safely. In the past Thornhill Square, Bridgeman Road and some of the surrounding areas have been used for reckless scooter riding; this programme will act as a preventative measure for such behaviour.

The programme includes 6 workshops: Scooter Safety, London Fire Brigade, Bike Mechanics, Criminal and Anti Social Behaviour, Sparkplug Scrambling and Drug Awareness. The workshops will run throughout April and May, be delivered by outside agencies and be supported by CYP youth workers.

Participation in all these workshops will qualify the young person for a place on a competency bike training course which would usually cost £120.00.

This is the second time CYP has worked in partnership with the Council to deliver the ‘Scootalive’ programme, and, following the success of the first programme, CYP has already registered 7 young people for this course.

The first course saw 17 young people enrol with 9 completing; this is a good completion rate for a project which is accessed voluntarily by the young people.

At every session a register is taken (name, age, gender, ethnicity of all attendees) and detailed session reports are written by youth workers (aims & objectives, target indicators, session evaluation, needs identified by young people, outcomes, mentors progression, forward planning).

At the end of the programme CYP will provide an evaluation to the Council and a written report, complete with statistics, to the TSA.