Support your local Islington community
- Islington Aspires
A one-stop-shop for employers in the borough on how to recruit locally, develop staff and drive loyalty by paying the living wage.
- Project Dirt
Project Dirt is London’s biggest social networking platform for community projects. Their aim is to connect, resource and promote these projects in order to bring about positive and sustainable change in local communities. The organisation works with local businesses who are actively looking to build relationships with community groups and in Islington alone, there are over 60 community projects on the platform, addressing a wide variety of themes.
- Energy Work Placement for City University Post-graduate student
Offer an energy-related work experience placement for a City University Masters student and get practical on-site support for your energy efficiency programmes.
Potential sources of funding and support
- TFL Cycling Workplaces
Offers a range of goods and services to help you kick-start cycling in your workplace including up to £10,000 per organisation to spend on cycle parking, shelters, training and bike safety checks. Quick and simple to apply for free credits to spend in the TFL Cycling Workplaces shop.
- The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme for energy-saving technologies
The ECA Scheme for Energy Saving Technologies encourages businesses to invest in energy-saving plant or machinery specified on the Energy Technology List (ETL) which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of Government. The ECA scheme allows businesses to write off the whole cost of the equipment against taxable profits in the year of purchase. The ETL specifies the energy-saving technologies that are included in the ECA scheme.
- Energy Efficiency Financing scheme
Scheme run by Siemens Financial Services (SFS) and the Carbon Trust designed to help facilitate investment in new technology.
- Greater London Authority funding programmes
Get the latest information about the current GLA funding programmes.
- Zero Emissions Network Sustainable Transport Grants
The ZEN project helps businesses in and around Shoreditch to work cheaper, cleaner and greener. ZEN offers registered businesses up to £2,000 to spend on equipment and services such as cycle maintenance, shower facilities and electric charging points that encourage staff to travel more sustainably.
The Mayor of London’s programme to help make London’s public buildings more energy efficient.
Energy & Environment in Islington
- Decentralised Energy in Islington
The Council’s Decentralised Energy (DE) Programme aims to supply cheaper and greener heat to the borough in order to tackle fuel poverty, reduce environmental impact, and improve energy security.
- Environmental Design in Islington
Islington’s Environmental Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides guidance on how new development in Islington should be designed and built so that the positive effects on people’s quality of life and the local environment are maximised and negative environmental impacts are minimised or avoided.
- Air Quality in Islington
The Islington Air Quality Strategy 2014-2017 replaces the Air Quality Action Plan published in 2003. The strategy details the actions the council is committed to taking to reducing pollutant concentrations to an acceptable level.
- Zero Emissions Network
A joint initiative between the London boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets that helps businesses operate cheaper, cleaner and greener whilst tackling local air quality issues. Includes lots of free services and advice.
Social impact in Islington
- The London Healthy Workplace Charter
The workplace is a great opportunity for employers to improve and promote people’s health and wellbeing, which can impact on staff productivity, engagement, turnover and levels of sickness. The London Healthy Workplace Charter provides clear and easy steps for employers to make their workplaces healthier and happier. Organisations that meet the standards receive an official accreditation and award. Islington Council helps support businesses to achieve this award.