Culture grants on offer to celebrate Black History Season

This year Hackney Council is supporting Black History Season 2023 with a small grant programme for cultural activities and projects that promote the aims of national Black History Month and celebrate African and Caribbean heritage within Hackney.

Hackney residents, and people who wish to create work that engages the borough’s communities, can apply for a maximum of £1,000 from a total £8,000 investment. Grants can go towards activities or projects, including community events, educational activities, film screenings, talks, walks, exhibitions, nightlife, podcasts or reminisce sessions, to take place between October and November 2023.

While Hackney celebrates black culture and history all year round, Hackney’s Black History Season during October and November provides a focused time to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of black people to the borough and British society.

As we strive to be an anti-racist borough, Black History Season gives us a chance to learn and share information about African-Caribbean heritage and culture in Hackney and around the World. I look forward to seeing all the creative ways that our residents come up with to help celebrate the significance of the Black contribution.

Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Health, Adult Social Care, Leisure and Culture