A grant made thanks to the 2012-13 Capital Grant Scheme from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, administered by the National Churches Trust. The Grade II* listed Union Chapel was designed by James Cubitt and built in 1872. Its tower dominates the Islington landscape. The Chapel made Cubitt's reputation as an architect and is probably his best work. The Union Chapel is a top London music venue and runs projects to help the homeless and rough sleepers. The grant was to help upgrade kitchen facilities, to be used to provide courses for people to gain new skills and find jobs.