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 grants programme

Small grants

These grants are between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects being delivered in 2017/18 which contribute to our A Place for Everyone grant priorities. Further guidance on eligibility and completing your application form can be found in the prospectus above and in the Small Grants Guidance document. You will also need to download and complete the Small Grants Proposed Delivery Schedule spreadsheet and upload it as part of your application.

Applications for small grants open on 2 November 2016 and close 12 noon, Wednesday 14 December 2016.

Apply Continue your application


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.

2016/17 grants programme

Community Chest grants

Applications for Community Chest grants open at Midday on Friday 9 September 2016.

These are grants of up to £1,000 for projects and events which contribute to the Council's objective to foster good relations by building a strong sense of community, neighbourliness and pride. Applications to this fund have now closed and are currently being awarded.  

Our guidance on Hackney VCS grants programme 2016/17 [pdf, 476.4Kb] 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.

Page updated: 28/10/2016 15:37:44