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, 567.65KB] which provides information on the types of grants available, the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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

Applications for the first round will open in the afternoon of Monday 15 October and close 12 noon on Monday 26 November.

Please read the small grant application guidance document for help on completing your application. You'll 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.

Your organisations are invited to 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.

There are two funding strands and the total value of the budget is in the region of £890k:

  • strand 1: £855k for the advice service (there will be £120k ring fenced for delivering advice in health settings) - we will be looking to fund the right mix of organisations to deliver the advice service
  • strand 2: £35k for a part time Voluntary and Community Sector role to support organisations in systems learning and continuous improvement - an amount of this will be ring-fenced for systems thinking training

Strand 1- advice grant application process

We ask all applicants to read the following documents. You will also need the advice delivery workbook to complete your application

The deadline is 12 noon on Tuesday 9 January 2019.

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Strand 2 - Support role application process

We ask all applicants to read the following documents.

The deadline is 12 noon Tuesday 9 January 2019.

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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 have now closed.

Previous grants awarded

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