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.

Applications to this fund have now closed and are currently being assessed 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

Small grants

Applications for the first round of the 17/18 small grants fund will open in early November. These grants are between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects being delivered in 2017/18 which contribute to Hackney's A Place for Everyone grant priorities. More guidance and details of how to apply will be available shortly.

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.

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