Apply now for a Community Chest Grant
Have you got an idea for a keep fit class, street party, a family fun day or even a community garden? Then Hackney Council could help make your idea a reality.
The Council is offering up to £1,000 of Community Chest grants to local groups and residents to make small ideas become big successes.
The projects and events should focus on the Council's equality objective ‘to foster good relations by building a strong sense of community, neighbourliness and pride’ and should be either short-term or one-off activities rather than long-term events.
Since it was launched in 2013 the Council has awarded over £20,000 in Community Chest grants, helping hundreds of projects along the way.
Successful projects include a grant to Daubeney Fields Forever’s outdoor summer festival and a grant to The Sharp End project which helps tackle loneliness in older residents.
The valuable work provided by the voluntary and community sector ensures Hackney is a place where everyone feels included.
Across Hackney there are many groups that have great ideas to help make Hackney an even better place, if your organisation has an idea like this but needs some extra help then I would encourage you to apply for the Council's Community Chest Grant.
I'm pleased that even in times of economic difficulty we can support organisations right across the borough to help make a big difference to many people's lives.
The deadline for submissions is 12pm on 30 September 2019.
For more guidance and information on how to apply, and details of other grants available to community and voluntary groups, click here: https://www.hackney.gov.uk/article/3142/Community-grants-