Funding body information

London Borough of Hackney Council

London Borough of Hackney
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
London E8 1EA
020 8356 3000

Point of contact:

Strategic Investment & Community Partnerships Team, 020 8356 4066 (9am-5pm),


The Council helps local voluntary or community organisations provide projects for Hackney residents - such as youth activity schemes, health advice, employment advice and safey improvements - through various grants programme.

  • Small grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are awarded for projects contribute to Hackney's Sustainable Community Strategy objectives.
  • Community Chest grants of up to £1,000 for projects and events that contribute to Hackney's equality objectives.

Applications for small grants and Community Chests grants for the 2015/2016 period are now closed. However, more information about 2016/2017 Grants programme launch are available on the Council's website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: "Finding your commissioner"

Useful organisations:

Hackney CVS

London Voluntary Skills Council

The council's website page gives a brief outline of the 2011/12 grant schemes, including all relevant supporting documents such as application forms and guidance notes.

There are links to other sources of funding and GRANTnet. Details of the local Compact agreement can also be found on the council's website.

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