Here To… How To!

We are always on the look-out for new ways to make Here To as easy-to-use as possible for organisations and residents. That is why we have started running Here To How To drop-in sessions about our website!

Our first session took place last week and we were joined by Oxfam Islington and the Timebank Cafe! One of the outputs from the session was this lovely looking opportunity from Oxfam, who are just about to open a refurbished shop in Upper Street:

Setting up…

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Working hard…

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What we discussed…

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Taking a break with the Here To Photomatic Machine!

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Our Here To How To workshops will be held fortnightly and are an informal way for projects to get to know a bit more about Here To and to get hands-on crafting their opportunities for the website during the session.

Each Here To How To will run through:

  • – The Here To process from start to finish
  • – How to update an opportunity
  • – Tips for promoting your opportunity.


There will also be a Q&A aspect to the workshop for projects to ask any questions that are particular to their needs and the opportunities they are creating.

You may already have signed up to Here To and may be stuck for ideas, or you might be completely new to the initiative – everyone is welcome to these sessions.

Here To How To details

  • Location: Platform, Hornsey Road Baths, 260 Hornsey Road, London, N7 7QT
  • Dates: 4 and 18th July 2013
  • Time: 4.30-6pm
  • Room: Media 1


To attend, please RSVP by emailing Each session can hold up to 15 people, so do confirm you place as soon as you can.

We look forward to seeing you at a Here To How To session soon!

Here To… introduce myself

Hello everyone!

I am very excited to share the news that I am the new Here To Manager (ta da!). My name is Katherine and I am Here To make sure that as many Islington residents as possible can use their free time better.

Katherine - Here To Manager

Whether you are looking to meet your goals, start up new projects or find helpers with the right skills, I am Here To connect local people and local organisations who can help each other.

Having moved into Islington last year, I have had a really great experience of living in the borough so far. So being able to work in my local area too is a real privilege. I also quite enjoy being able to walk/bus to most locations and meetings!

I am hatching a couple of new ideas for Here To at the moment, so if you have any thoughts on how we can get more people involved, I would be very happy to receive them! Otherwise, my first few weeks continue to be focused on meeting the organisations and people already involved with Here To and getting to know the ins and outs of the project.

I look forward to meeting you!

Here To… have a chat?


For more information about Here To, click here or here!


Here To… flashback to Give Local

Thanks to some brilliant Islington residents, partner organisations and activity hosts, our Give Local event on June 1st turned out to be a vibrant celebration of living and giving local  – and the sun was shining!

With 15 different activities to choose from, attendees were Here To…

…dance with The Saturday Night Project

Here To... Give Local

…sing along with Brick City

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…reveal their #SecretSkill with our Photomatic Machine

Here To... Give Local

…make smoothies using a smoothie bike

Here To... Give Local

…watch the Mayor of Islington open Lift’s new café

Here To... Give Local…act with City Academy and North London Cares

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…meet our new Here To Wizard Natalie

Here To... Give Local

…create local postcards with Age UK

Here To... Give Local

…and much more!

We will continue to upload all our photos from this fantastic day on our Facebook page. If you have any of your own that you would like to share with us or any thoughts on how the event went, please do email them to

The Here To Team would also like to take this opportunity to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who got involved and played a part in making Give Local a success.

We very much hope to work with you all again soon!