South East Consortium Foundation Funds The Community Mile in Islington

The Mason Foundation, in collaboration with Vinci Facilities, are delighted to announce that they have been successful in securing funding from the South East Consortium Foundation, to deliver The Community Mile Project in The Upper Holloway Road area of Islington!



The South East Consortium (SEC) works in the housing and public sectors, to support landlords and registered providers who may be facing challenges in finding a solution to their housing problems. They launched the SEC Foundation in 2020, with the wonderful aim of funding community projects in the South-East of England, to empower local people and residents.

The South East Consortium is unique in that it is a not-for-profit organisation that is owned by 49 Housing Associations and Local Authorities. As a result, they can provide detailed training that is diverse and inclusive, and that understands the needs of the people they are supporting. Similarly, The Mason Foundation provides quality training for our Champions, enabling the local people to deliver weekly Miles, leaving a long-lasting legacy for their community; doing #TheirMileTheirWay.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the SEC Foundation and Vinci Facilities for making this innovative project possible!

“Thanks to Vinci for nominating this great cause in Islington. As one of the highest-scoring nominations with our trustees who met in late April, the nomination evidenced innovative methods of community wellbeing and inclusivity. The concept was well-received, and we are proud to start a relationship with the Mason Mile this year.” – David Smith, Head of Business Partnerships, South East Consortium.

“We were so pleased to be nominated by Vinci and to be awarded this exciting opportunity, working with SEC and its 49 members, to train, support and empower communities across Islington, to deliver locally led activities, where local people are very much at the heart. Through these programmes, together, we are committed to building happier, healthier, more connected places, that people are proud to call home!” – Anna Skeats, CEO, The Mason Foundation.

“‘When the SEC Foundation invited applications for funding, I was delighted to support the Mason Foundation and their ‘Community Mile’ initiative. It is fantastic news that their application was successful. The funding will enable further support of vulnerable communities and provides an exemplar case study which SEC can share with member organisations at best practice forums.” – Tyron Stalberg, Head of Proposals, VINCI

Watch this space for some exciting new Miles coming to the South East in Spring/Summer 2022!

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