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Projects which help build community bonds can apply for £1k Hackney Council grants

Community Chest Grant

Have you got a project that will help bond neighbours and communities? Then we can help you fund it through the Council’s Community Chest Grant.  

Grants of £1,000 are now available to bid for by voluntary sector and community groups in Hackney who want to deliver community events.

Projects should help foster good relations by building a strong sense of community, neighbourliness and pride.

The grant can fund events delivered any time between November this year and March 2015.

Universal Board Games was awarded a Community Chest Grant of £1,000 earlier this year.

Mem Mehmet, Project Facilitator for Universal Board Games, said: “Thanks to the funding we were able to hold five global game playing events in Dalston Square in June and July.

“More than 200 people took part and they came from a variety of ages, cultures and background.

“We used different games from around the world to bring people of different cultures together to learn from each other and make new friends.

“The feedback from the participants and local businesses was very positive.”

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
We have a very strong sense of neighbourliness and community in Hackney. We are delighted to launch this round of Community Chest Grant to support events and projects deigned to help build on those links and bonds. I would like to thank our voluntary and community sector partners for all of the work that they do to bring people in Hackney together.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Applications are now open and will close at midday on Friday 26 September.

More guidance and information on how to apply and for details of other grants available to community and voluntary groups visit the council’s website: www.hackney.gov.uk/community-grants