Hackney Giving offers a simple, effective and co-ordinated way for individuals and businesses to support grassroots community projects by giving funding, time or skills to organisations that are delivering projects and services in the area.
The programme is based around the idea that “everyone has something to give”. Whether it’s money, time, skills or space, Hackney Giving offers different ways for you to give, knowing that you’ll be supporting Hackney’s communities.
Hackney Giving channels these gifts to community groups and charities locally, so that people in the area benefit. You can donate now and contribute to our next community grants round, do some fundraising, mentor community groups pitching for funds at our live crowdfunding evenings or offer your premises for an event. See our individual giving or business giving pages for more details on how you can support Hackney Giving.
Hackney Giving strengthens the borough by being a way to connect individuals and businesses with communities locally.
We have working for a fairer Hackney at our heart and all our activities are in line with this aim. By working in partnership with the NHS and Hackney Council, we have distributed more than £1.2million to the voluntary sector locally since April 2020. We are a responsible and trusted grant-maker with a solid track record.
We continue to support Hackney’s diverse communities: it is a vibrant place with exciting creativity but where many residents live in poverty, isolation and poor health. With our grants, we fund work to tackle these issues.
Organisations funded through Hackney Giving must have a turnover less than £300,000 per year* and apply for a specified project or piece of work.
Donations of funds are held in a central Hackney Giving grants pot, until there is enough money to hold a grants round. The fund has clear guidelines on who can apply and the type of project that will be funded, meaning you can give with confidence on how your gift will be used.
Hackney Giving is run by Hackney CVS, a non-profit organisation that has been supporting other voluntary and community sector groups since 1997. The programme has an advisory steering group, made up of representatives from East End Community Foundation, ELBA, London Borough of Hackney, London’s Giving and Volunteer Centre Hackney.
*During the pandemic, this eligibility restriction varied due to the exceptional nature of the circumstances