Catalysing Change: Celebrating the Catalyst Programme

Catalysing Change: Celebrating the Catalyst Programme

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Expedia Group - Angel Square Building

1 Angel Square



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About the Catalyst Programme

The Catalyst Programme is cheap, simple, and effective. Through local organisations it provides funding of up to £500 to residents on low incomes for opportunities that make a real difference. Over ten years, it’s proven to unlock potential, increase self-esteem and be the catalyst to change lives.

Join us to hear from people who have been supported by and involved in the Catalyst Programme in Islington, and find out how this approach can help change the lives of people you work with.

Who is this event for?

The Catalyst Programme is a truly innovative way of making a difference to peoples' lives, focusing on joy and ambition and not just basic needs. It involves working flexibly, "seizing the moment" without endless paperwork, taking a relational approach, and a willingness to devolve power.

This event is a chance to celebrate the inspiring, transformational stories of Catalyst partners in Islington, and also to share ideas about how this approach could work in different communities.

This will be of interest to:

  • people interested in innovations in funding, commissioning, the voluntary sector and philanthropy

  • people working in or thinking about the wellbeing of people and communities

  • people working in businesses that want to demonstrate social responsibility and closeness to their communities

if there are other people you think would be interested in this event, please feel free to share the event page with them.

What will happen at this event?

We want to share stories and insights from this innovative way of working. The event will be a friendly drinks reception, kindly hosted by Expedia Group in Angel. There will be a mix of people from different sectors, and lots of people happy to share their experience of the Catalyst Programme.

At the event we will screen a short film showcasing stories from the Catalyst Programme.

We'll also launch a learning resource designed to share best practice and advice on setting up your own Catalyst initiative, or implementing its approach in your own work.

Further details of speakers and timings will be available closer to the event.


The event will take place upstairs in the Angel Square Buidling, but ramps and lifts are available. Please do contact the organisers with any specific access requirements.

How to get there

The entrance to the Angel Square Building is on Islington High Street, on the same side of the road and very close to Angel Tube Station. The entrance is directly opposite Starbucks, and is pictured below:

Image of entrance to Expedia at Angel Square

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this event, or would like to discuss anything about your booking, please do get in touch with Maria Sahin, using

The Catalyst Programme has been running in Islington for ten years, and is made possible by funding from Cloudesley, Cripplegate Foundation, Islington Giving & Sir John Cass's Foundation.