Community partnerships

Hackney voluntary and community sector grants programme

The voluntary and community sector grants programme is available to local voluntary and community organisations to support projects for Hackney residents.

Team Hackney

Team Hackney is Hackney's local strategic partnership. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone in the borough by bringing together the key people in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.

Hackney compact

The compact agreement between the Council and voluntary and community sector commits organisations within the partnership to a set of shared principles aimed at getting the best out of partnership working for the benefit of local people.

Hackney Armed Forces community covenant

The Council, together with Hackney Homes, Hackney Police, Hackney Council for Voluntary Services and representatives from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Greater London Reserve Forces and Cadets Association and national Armed Forces Charities signed a Hackney Armed Forces community covenant on 29 January 2013.

Discretionary rate relief

Discretionary rate relief (DRR) is granted by local authorities to charities and non-profit making organisations, in order to reduce the business rate liabilities for the buildings which they occupy. It's an annual award and applications are required on an annual basis.

Discretionary rate relief is awarded at the Council's discretion and there is no right or entitlement to an award now or in future years. Organisations must also ensure that they continue to make provision for mandatory rates within their annual budgets, until they receive written confirmation on whether DRR has been awarded.

Applying for discretionary rate relief

You can save your progress and continue whenever you wish. For more information, see our guidance for applicants [pdf, 82.42Kb] .

2016/17 applications

Apply now 2016/17 Continue your application

2017/18 applications

Apply now 2017/18 Continue your application

Timetable for applications and assessment for 16/17 and 17/18 

Application opens

Applications closes

Application assessment period

Final decisions

Financial year

 

2 December 2016

 

30 January 2017

 

February - March  2017

 

31 March 2017

 

16/17 & 17/18

 

1 February 2017

 

31 May 2017

 

June - September 2017

 

 

30 September 2017

 

16/17 & 17/18

 

1 June 2017

 

 

31 August 2017

 

September 2017

 

 

30 September 2017

 

17/18 only

 

1 September 2017

 

 

30 November 2017

 

December 2017 - January 2018

 

25 January 2018

 

17/18 only

 

1 December 2017

 

 

30 January   2018

 

12 February 2018

 

31 March 2018

 

17/18 and 18/19

 

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