National Lottery logo ICA is proud to be funded by Big Lottery to deliver this ambitious 3 year project.  REALISING EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY will facilitate social change through a variety of recreational and support activities.




  • To develop a strong Chinese community in Islington, and in London;
  • To promote community harmony (particularly, integration between Mandarin-speaking Chinese and Cantonese-speaking Chinese);
  • To improve the quality of life and opportunities for those, in particular the Chinese community, in Islington and its environs;
  • To facilitate social change, by consistently providing outstanding services through partnerships with statutory, voluntary, and business groups.

Here are our target OUTCOMES:

  • Intervene early to challenges/issues and be proactively receptive to social learning and integration;
  • Facilitate service users to understand better civic rights and responsibilities, increase their independence and confidence with improved language, social and employment skills;
  • Enable service users to take a lead, develop volunteers’ engagement, and increase ICA’s service user numbers;
  • Provide a platform for users to build happier and stronger relationship within the community and bring about an effective community through building bridges between Chinese, Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee and wider communities.

Examples of our REALISING EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY activities:

Karaoke friendly contest; Table Tennis tournament; Dragon Boat race team building; Improving health and fitness through Tai Chi and qigong; Smart Phone class for the elderly; partnering and volunteering with other voluntary communities and business groups in providing free breakfasts, free meals, winter shelter and relief works to those in need.

Follow our events blog to find out how to take part.