Community grants


We help local voluntary or community organisations provide projects for Hackney residents - such as youth activity schemes, health advice, employment advice and safety improvements - through our grants programme. 

We're pleased to announce the launch of our A Place for Everyone - Hackney VCS Grants programme 2017/18. For details of next year's grants programme please see our Hackney VCS grants programme 2017/18 prospectus [pdf, 470.93Kb] which provides information on the types of grants available, the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

​2017/18 main grants (including holiday play schemes)

In response to feedback from the Voluntary and Community Sector, the Council launched a two year programme in July 2015 for main grants including holiday play scheme grants. This meant successful organisations could secure two year funding from 2016-18 and plan longer-term outcomes for their users, enabling £726,954 of funding to be allocated for projects being delivered in 2017/18.

However, the Council is opening applications for the remainder of the 17/18 Main grants budget for one year grants to be delivered in 2017/18. Applications are being sought for grants of between £5,000 - £30,000 for initiatives that will:

  • promote social inclusion, encourage independence and develop personal resilience
  • build positive relations between different groups and communities that will maintain the high levels of community cohesion in Hackney

Applications open 12 noon on Wednesday 29 June 2016 for a 12 week period. They must be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday 21 September 2016. Please read the guidance on completing the main grant application form 2017/18 if you wish to make an application. 


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Application support workshops

Hackney CVS, an independent voluntary organisation, provide advice and support to voluntary and community sector organisations interested in applying to the Hackney VCS grants programme. They'll be running 'How to apply' workshops to support the application process.

The next workshops will be held on Wednesday 27 July from 12 noon to 4pm. Contact HCVS, The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AZ. Email: Tel: 020 7923 1962.

Find out more and book your place

2016/17 grants programme

For this year we have allocated all our grant funding except for our final round of community chest which opens in September. Our guidance on Hackney VCS grants programme 2016/17 [pdf, 207.79Kb]  provides information on the grants programme, how and when to apply and the programme's funding requirements.

2015/16 grants programme

In 2015/16 we awarded £2.5million to the voluntary and community sector. A full list of these grants is available below.

2014/15 grants programme

In 2014/15, we allocated over £2.5 million to the organisations listed in the grant outcome report [pdf, 1.14Mb] . See the 2014/15 grants programme infographic [pdf, 225.55Kb]  for information on some of the organisations and projects we've funded.