Grants FAQs and key documents

We have collated some key documents and links to support organisations applying for funding and those who have been successfully awarded a grant.

If you have an enquiry about the grants programme, refer to our frequently asked questions below first to see if your question has already been answered there. If you can’t find the information you are looking for you can contact us on or 020 8356 4066.


Using our system to apply for and manage grants

All applications and successful grants are managed through our grant system. If you need help using this system, read our grant account factsheet.

You can also see our bitesize “how to” YouTube videos:

Checking your policy documents

Before applying for a grant, you should use the self assessment template below to review your current governance and policy documents. The template provides a checklist of the minimum requirements your policies should include, allowing you to rate your policies and identify any amendments or updates that you should consider making.

If you’re successfully recommended for a grant, we will request your policy documents as part of our due diligence process.

See self assessment template (google doc)

Choosing your outcomes

When deciding on the outcomes you envisage for your project you can refer to our guide below:

See guide to selecting and measuring outcomes (PDF 283kb)

Key documents for grant recipients

If you have been successfully awarded a grant you will need to use the documents below:

Guidance document for grant recipients

This guidance document is for organisations who have been awarded a Hackney VSC grant.

It includes information on the contracting process and the requirements for grant recipients.

Read this document and share with all relevant staff who will be involved in managing your grant.

See grantee guidance document 2022/23 (google doc) if your grant was awarded between April 2022 to March 2023

See grantee guidance document 2023/24 (google doc) if your grant was awarded between April 2023 to March 2024

Service user data

See service user data form (google doc)

All grant recipients are expected to collect service user data throughout their project. You will need to submit the completed service user data form with your end of grant report.

Support for VCS organisations in Hackney

See support for voluntary and community sector organisations in Hackney (google doc)

Frequently asked questions

Page updated on: 6 February 2023