An independent charity created by St Mary Islington to serve the local community
We run a Youth Club, Pre-school and Holiday Play Schemes as well as providing a welcoming meeting space service for local community groups and other organisations. We are based in Crypt and Neighbourhood Centre at St Mary's Church on Upper Street in Islington.
All of these services are self-funding apart from our Youth Club, where we have relied on funds generated by our hire of meeting rooms in combination with a grant from Islington Council. This grant came to an end in April 2016. We are grateful to the Big Lottery, BBC Children in Need and THe Breadsticks Foundation for their generous grants.
We need more money and are always grateful for individual regular donations.
Mary's Play Scheme needs your help!
Please go to our Play Scheme Campaign Page to donate
With the help of your donations we can continue with our Youth Club’s valuable work.
As an example, £220 would fund a dance or drama session for a month for young people to develop their creativity – or a non-contact boxing session to develop resilience and confidence.
£250 would fund a CV carrier planning and employability workshop for a month
£550 would fund a driving theory course including tests for 12 which proved so popular earlier this year
£2000 would fund a co-producer for 4 months’ work experienceBut any donation to our Youth Club fund helps!