Octopus Network

The Octopus Community Network includes 14 of Islington’s largest community centres. 

We are passionate about the role that Community Centres play in local communities as they are often at the heart of communities, offering and hosting an ever-expanding range of services, public events and activities, and spaces to meet friends and contribute to community life.


Octopus Community Network is a peer-led network. It is made up of 14 of Islington's largest multi-purpose community centres.

Each Community Centre is a designated Community Hub and is funded by Islington Council as a Strategic Neighbourhood Partner - to help deliver a place-based 'localities' programme by responding to the specific needs of their diverse communities.

Octopus is funded by Islington Council as a Borough-wide Strategic Partner, and is responsible for providing leadership, working with established networks and building the capacity of those networks.

Find out more about the Centres that make up the network here