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More than just grantmaking

As well as awarding grants, Cripplegate Foundation offers a range of resources to Islington's residents and voluntary organisations.

Office space - Elliott’s Place

Are you an Islington-based voluntary or community organisation?Would you like to book a meeting room for free? Get in touch!  Our spacious and recently redesigned boardroom in the basement is available for bookings.  


  • Max. 24 people seated (during Covid we would advise not to have more than 20 people seated) 

  • It can be split into two smaller rooms, which then have a max. capacity of 12 (10 advised during Covid) 

  • Room includes: A magnetic white board, projection equipment (connecting with HDMR or DP) 

  • Break out area and kitchen can also be used (see photos) 

  • Cripplegate can also provide cutlery, dishes and glasses but catering must be organised separately 

  • Disabled access (lift from upper floor)  

  • Separate entrance and intercom from Colebrooke Place 

  • Available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm 

Please check the room availability with Evelyn Sarmaah, or phone 020 7288 6945. We recommend booking at least one month in advance.  

If you would like to make an enquiry about our meeting spaces,

Please get in touch with Evelyn Sarmaah

Our Networks

Our staff , governors and advisers provide wider support to local voluntary organisations. This ranges from attending events, providing advice, networking groups, sitting on project advisory boards and leadership groups and communicating grant partners’ work. To read more about how we work in partnership,

Visit our partnerships page

Our Partnerships

We are founding partner of Islington Giving, and contribute staff time and resources to underpin the work of London's first borough-based local giving initiative. The work of Islington Giving reaches thousands of local people, and enjoins the support of hundreds of volunteers each year. To read more about Islington Giving

Visit Islington Giving's website

Advice and support

We support an Advice Partnership in the borough that supports local people with practical and hands-on advice. We also contribute to Islington's Resident Support Scheme (RSS), managed by Islington Council. For more information on the Scheme

Visit RSS's website

How Not What 

How Not What, a key outcome of our Development Partner programme, involves six organisations in Islington, who believe it’s not just what we do that really matters, but HOW we do it. We try to put relationships at the heart of everything we do. We call this ‘relational practice’, or How Not What.’ In addition to Cripplegate Foundation, these organisations are Claremont Project, Company Three, Help on Your Doorstep, The Parent House, and the London Borough of Islington’s Homes and Communities Team. We have shared website with a wealth of resources, including ideas, films, training resources and conversation-starters with anyone who wants to embed this practice in their own work.

Visit the How Not What website