Hackney council grants for VCS

Hackney council launches grants fund

Hackney council grants for the voluntary and community sector

Hackney council has launched a grants fund for the voluntary and community sector (VCS). The strategic one-year programme will help organisations deliver everything from social projects for young people, support for those recovering from sexual violence or even dementia-friendly tea dances.

Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure, said: “As the pandemic had a huge impact on our borough, it brought the best out of our charities, volunteers and community groups – who stepped up to ensure families could put food on the table, isolated residents saw a friendly face and those with the least resources had a helping hand.”

“Crucially, our voluntary and community sector collaborated with the council and public sector partners brilliantly – and we want to work more closely with them to ensure we’re reaching those who really need our help.”

Three grant strands
The three grant pots that opened for applications this week are:

  • Project Grants of up to £20,000 for small and medium-sized organisations.
  • Community Chest grants of up to £1,000 aimed at grassroots organisations and groups of residents.
  • Community Infrastructure grants of up to £45,000 for organisations that play a role in their communities beyond service provision, collaborate with public and third sector partners and put inequality and anti-racism at the heart of their work.

Read the council’s VCS grants programme prospectus here.

For more information about how to apply, visit the council website.