The difference we make

Working for a fairer Hackney

We are focused on tackling inequalities in Hackney, working with community groups, charities and voluntary organisations to help local residents.

We do this in many different ways – we provide advice and training and we also act as a bridge between the public sector and local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector does its work. Examples include:

  • Through our successful funding application to the Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme we have brought £5.8m to the borough to tackle social isolation among older residents. Up to end of September 2020, our Connect Hackney Ageing Better programme has reached over 6500 older people;
  • Through Hackney Giving we have helped raise over £300,000 for local groups to deliver projects for people in Hackney, including a therapeutic gardening project for people living with HIV, an advocacy project for local disabled people and a music project for young people with autism;

We have many other programmes and projects, making a difference to people across Hackney.

What they say

"I'm helping Hackney Giving because the charities they are supporting are doing fantastic work with young people and women"

Ava Vidal, Comedian

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