Hackney Council voluntary and community sector grants 2012/13 open - bid for up to £50,000

Voluntary and community groups in Hackney are invited to an information event to find out how they can apply for grants of up to £50,000 from the Council.

The event at Hackney Town Hall on Thursday 30 June begins at 10am and launches the Hackney Council Voluntary and Community Sector Grants Programme for 2012/13.

Applications are invited for small grants up to £7,000, holiday project grants up to £10,000 and main grants up to £50,000.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, said: "Hackney s voluntary and community sector plays an extremely important role in helping to support some of our most vulnerable residents and I m really pleased to be able to announce that the Council will continue to offer grants for this vital work next year. I would encourage all those interested in applying to attend the launch event where they will be offered information and support."

The grants are offered across six themes: promoting work opportunities; raising educational achievement and aspirations; promoting health, well-being and independent living; helping to make Hackney safer; developing good neighbourhoods; and supporting environmental sustainability.

Last year, 69 organisations received a share of £2.4million to deliver a range of projects such as holiday play schemes for children and young people, health advice, employment support advice and improved safety in the borough.

Council officers will be on hand at the event to give more information about the support available and eligibility criteria, and to explain how other voluntary and community sector organisations have benefited from funding.

The event is free but those wishing to attend should register by calling: 020 8356 4066 or e-mailing:

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