The Island Quarter is committed to delivering social value around the project by supporting local charities, schools and organisations.
If you are a community organisation or charity that is interested in partnering with The Island Quarter, please contact us here.
Sneinton Church of England Primary School
The Island Quarter has been partnered with Sneinton C of E Primary School since 2020. During the first coronavirus lockdown, developer Conygar donated several iPads to ensure that children without access to tablets were able to continue their education.
Children from the school also created a time capsule for the site, which will be buried under Canal Turn.
TBAC and The Island Quarter have been partnered since 2019, with Conygar providing low-rent office space for the organisation to continue its vital work mentoring young people in Sneinton and the wider city area.
Canal & River Trust East Midlands
Conygar has worked closely with the Canal & River Trust on the creation of the Nottingham Canal Improvement Partnership, which is committed to improving the city’s waterfront areas and bringing activity to the canal.
Juno Women’s Aid
The Island Quarter is proud to support Juno Women’s Aid, which supports women in the city that are affected by domestic violence.
In honour of Ann Bernice Huffsmith, Conygar has donated £10,000 to help fund the charity’s Pets Project – a vital service providing a safe place for pets to be temporarily rehoused so women and their families can flee abuse.
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
As part of The Island Quarter’s commitment to maintaining sustainable green spaces, Conygar is supporting the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild campaign, which encourages children to do one “wild” thing every day through the month of June.
During their June visit, children from Sneinton C of E Primary sowed wildflower seeds on the newly-created meadow area on the site.
The Big Reading Challenge
In 2020, Conygar donated £500 to Nottingham City Council’s Big Reading Challenge, which ensured that hundreds of school children in the city receive a free book each month until the age of five.