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 are 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 please see our Hackney VCS grants programme 2019/20 prospectus [pdf, 567.15Kb] 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 apply for 1 year main grants for funding from £5,000 up to £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

Applications will open on the afternoon of Monday 2 July and will close at midday on Wednesday 19 September.

Please read the main grant application guidance document for help on completing your application. You will also need the project delivery workbook to complete your application.  

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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. They'll be running 'How to Apply' workshops to support the application process on:

Wednesday 18 July, 10am-1.30pm

Book a place

Wednesday 8 August, 10am-1.30pm

Book a place

Thursday 6 September, 10am-1.30pm

Book a place

For more details please contact HCVS at The Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AZ, email or call 020 7923 1962.

2018/19 grants programme

Main grants

Main grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 for a 1 year grant or up to £60,000 for a 2 year grant are available for projects which contribute to the programme's priorities and equality objective. Applications have now closed.

Small grants

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

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 have now closed. The next round of applications will open on 3 September.

Previous grants awarded

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