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Octopus Community Network

What it does
    Octopus is a collaboration of community centres working together to develop and deliver innovative community-led health and well-being activities, informal and non-formal learning projects, growing and bio-diversity projects, skills and back to work programmes. In working together we achieve greater synergy avoiding unnecessary duplication, and maximum resource utilization.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • Economic/community Development/employment
  • Recreation
  • Other Charitable Purposes
Where it operates
  • Camden, Islington, Haringey, Hackney
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1128394
  • First registered on 04/03/2009
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Filed on
31/03/2018 £406,604 £410,682 -£4,078 11/01/2019
31/03/2017 £318,697 £224,864 £93,833 26/01/2018
31/03/2016 £154,737 £129,156 £25,581 22/12/2016
31/03/2015 £108,773 £98,828 £9,945 14/12/2015
31/03/2014 £125,859 £85,279 £40,580 21/01/2015
31/03/2013 £142,380 £175,534 -£33,154 10/01/2014
31/03/2012 £204,410 £180,829 £23,581 11/01/2013
31/03/2011 £110,059 £87,806 £22,253 13/01/2012
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 3 grant making charities totalling £887,443

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£15,229
31/12/2017
Greater London Authority Market Road Wild and Green Nature Garden
£12,173
30/11/2016
Power to Change Funding to expand an existing community building network in Islington and to foster collaboration and mutual support between organisations in this area
£12,173
30/11/2016
Power to Change Funding to expand an existing community building network in Islington and to foster collaboration and mutual support between organisations in this area
£365,088
31/07/2016
National Lottery Vulnerable families, children, young people and adults living in dense, inner-city social housing estates, and in neighbourhoods where there is little access to green space or places to grow food will be given greater access to nature. Communities will be supported to reclaiming areas they’ve identified as unloved to transform them into community wildlife areas or food growing places to imrove both the environment and community cohesion.
£482,780
31/10/2015
National Lottery This is a new project that will put in place a new community-based model for engaging marginalized communities experiencing health inequalities. The project will bring together Islington's thirteen designated Community Hubs to address identified needs, to innovate community provision, and establish much needed coordination and signposting. The Hubs will work with vulnerable groups to deliver tailored healthy living programmes that best suit cultural and community needs.
Governance
Trustees (5)
Main office

CAXTON HOUSE
129 ST. JOHN'S WAY
LONDON
N19 3RQ

Objectives

A TO PROMOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF GREATER LONDON BY ASSOCIATING THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS, OTHER AGENCIES AND INHABITANTS IN A COMMON EFFORT TO ADVANCE EDUCATION AD TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR THE INTERESTS OF SOCIAL WELFARE FOR THE RECREATION AND LEISURE-TIME OCCUPATION WITH THE OBJECT OF IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE OF THE SAID INHABITANTS, AND B THE PROMOTION OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC