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.
2018/19 grants programme
We are pleased to announce the launch of our A Place for Everyone - Hackney VCS grants programme 2018/19. For details of next year's grants programme please see our Hackney VCS grants programme 2018/19 prospectus [doc, 199.5Kb] which provides information on the types of grants available, the eligibility criteria and how to apply.
Main grants (including holiday play schemes)
This year voluntary and community sector organisations can once again apply for two year main grant funding from 2018-20, enabling them to plan longer-term outcomes for their users. Applications can be made for grants between £5,000 - £30,000 for a 1 year grant or up to £60,000 for a 2 year grant, 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
The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Wednesday 20 September 2017.
Please read the guidance on completing the main grant application form 2018/19 [doc, 249.5Kb] if you wish to make an application.
- guidance on completing the main grant application form 2018/19 [doc, 249.5Kb]
- project delivery workbook [spreadsheet, 139.5Kb]
- guide to selecting and measuring outcomes [pdf, 282.68Kb]
Application support workshops
Hackney CVS, an independent voluntary organisation, are available to provide advice and support to VCS organisations interested in applying to the Hackney VCS grants programme.
Hackney CVS will be running how to apply workshops [pdf, 225.49Kb] as well as one to one surgeries to support the application process.
If you have any queries about the workshops or how to book a one to one session, please contact HCVS directly.
The Adiaha Antigha Centre,
24-30 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AZ
Tel: 020 7923 1962
These grants are between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects being delivered in 2018/19 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.
The first round of Small Grant applications for the 2018/19 grants programme will open Wednesday 25 October 2017. The guidance document will be made available later in the year.
2017/18 grants programme
For this year we have allocated all our grant funding except for our final round of community chest which opens in September. Please see our prospectus and the community chest guidance document
Community chest grants
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.
The second round of community chest grants will open on 4 September 2017.
Grants awarded to date 2017/18
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 below.
2016/17 grants programme
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.
- list of all grants awarded in 2015/16 [pdf, 87.62Kb]
- 2015/16 grants programme evaluation report [pdf, 918.0Kb]
2014/15 grants programme
In 2014/15, we allocated over £2.5 million to the organisations listed in the grant outcome report. See the infographic for information on some of the organisations and projects we've funded.