Celebrating Eid at Finsbury Park

Share this story: Finsbury Park Trust is proud to host organisations representing many of our local communities, some of whom have been celebrating Eid, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. We decided to put on an Eid party to celebrate with all the people we work with and were able to tuck in […]

Winter support for our communities

Share this story: With a small grant from our Local Initiatives Fund Finsbury Park Trust was able to set up a herb garden this year, making the most of our very sunny and sheltered courtyard in the middle of Finsbury Park. ‘It was a great chance to bring a bit of greenery into this heavily […]

Planting for the future

Share this story: Women from our Women’s Happy Hub session learnt how to plant bulbs ready for the coming spring. ‘It’s a great way of planting hope for the future,’ says Felicity Ford, the Trust’s Executive Director. ‘Watching bulbs begin to come up even in the darkest parts of a cold winter can make us […]

Women’s Happy Hub!

Share this story: We’re delighted to announce that, working with colocated organisation Jannaty Women’s Social Society, we are putting on a weekly coffee and chat programme in our centre called Women’s Happy Hub! There will be weekly themes. Everyone is welcome. Monday 2nd October – Crochet Monday 9th  October – Algerian sweets Monday 16th – Cultural food Monday […]

FPT says goodbye to Talal

Share this story: After nearly 14 years at Finsbury Park Trust, former Executive Director and projects co-ordinator Talal Karim finally said goodbye at the end of August. Our tenant organisations joined Jeremy Corbyn and our Chair of Trustees Clare Potter to wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his untiring hard work […]

Herbal Garden Project

Share this story: We received a small grant of £400 from Islington Council for a herbal garden project. It was put on hold during the pandemic.  We plan to resume it in the New Year and will involve our Tenants and local community groups to volunteer to help us develop this scheme. We  would also […]

Opening our refurbished kitchen

Share this story: Today we were able to open up our refurbished kitchen to cooks catering for an event at the centre. The kitchen roof fell down a couple of years ago and the ktichen went out of use. But now thanks to a grant and insurance work we are able to open up this […]

New Executive Director takes up post

Share this story: Finsbury Park Trust, the local Islington charity which supports and responds to community need in order to improve the lives of all people in Finsbury Park, has appointed a new Executive Director, Felicity Ford, who joined the Trust on 5th June. Felicity joins the Finsbury Park Trust from Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, […]

Community Room Hire

Share this story: Finsbury Park Trust partnered up with Jannaty Women’s Social Society and Islington Somali Community to provide some festive and winter cheer for local people. In December around 40 men and women socialised and ate together at a fantastic international meal, cooked by several local women. Different rices, dhals, curries and salads filled […]