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.

2019/20 grants programme

We're pleased to announce the launch of our A Place for Everyone - Hackney VCS grants programme 2019/20. For details of next year's grants programme, see our Hackney CVS grants prospectus 2019/20 [pdf, 316.49KB] which provides information on the types of grants available, the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Community chest grants

Community chest grants are available for local groups to deliver short term or one-off activities. Organisations can apply for up to £1,000 to deliver projects which contribute to the Hackney equality objective 'To foster good relations by building a strong sense of community, neighbourliness and pride'.

Applications for the first round are now closed. The second round will open for applications in September 2019.

Main grants (including holiday play schemes)

Main grants of between £5,000 - £30,000 for a 1 year grant are available for projects which contribute to the programme's priorities and equality objective. Applications have now closed.

Small grants

This year voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for small grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects that contribute to one or both of our two priorities:

  • 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

This year voluntary and community sector organisations can apply for small grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects that contribute to one or both of the two Hackney Grants programme priorities:

  • 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 for the second round will open in the afternoon of Monday 1 April and will close at 12 noon, Tuesday 14 May.

Please read the small grants application guidance document for help on completing your application. You will also need the small grants proposed delivery schedule to complete your application.

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Advice grants

Our voluntary and community sector grants programme includes ring-fenced funding for advice services in the borough which are delivered by voluntary and community sector organisations.

Organisations could apply for a grant to provide an advice service that helps people solve their problems and regain independence by promptly giving them the right advice and support.

Applications have now closed.

For more detail on our approach, please see the advice grant framework [pdf, 171.43KB].

Previous grants awarded

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