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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, please 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.

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.

Choosing your outcomes

When deciding on the outcomes you envisage for your project, for main grant applications, you can refer to our guide to selecting and measuring outcomes:

Key documents for grant recipients

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

Guidance booklet for grant recipients

This guidance document is for organisations who have been awarded a Hackney Voluntary and Community Sector grant. It includes information on the contracting process and the requirements for grant recipients.  Please read this document and share with all relevant staff who will be involved in managing your project.

Service user data

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.

Key performance areas

Organisations which have received a main grant, small grant or specialist grant will also be asked to complete at the end of their 1st year or end of the grant.

Frequently asked questions

Page updated on: 27 January 2020