Voluntary and Community Sector grants - support to apply to Hackney Council

Voluntary and community groups in the borough have until 22 September to apply to Hackney Council for grants of up to £50,000.

A series of workshops are being run offering support with applications for the 2012/13 small grants of up to £7,000, holiday projects grants up to £10,000 and main grants up to £50,000.

Free workshops are being offered by -

Community Accountancy Project (CAP): The budget grant workshop
- Thurs 21 July, 10am to 12noon, Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, E8
- Tues 9 Aug, 1.30 to 3.30pm, HCVS, 84 Springfield House
- Tues 13 Sept, 10am to 1pm, HCVS, 84 Springfield House

To apply for a CAP workshop, visit: or email:

Hackney CVS (Hackney Council for Voluntary Service): How to apply workshop
- Tues 2 Aug, 11am to 2pm, HCVS, 84 Springfield House, 5 Tyssen St, London, E8
- Tues 13 Sept, 10am to 1pm, HCVS, 84 Springfield House

To apply for a Hackney CVS workshop, download a booking form:

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, said: "I m really pleased the Council will continue to offer grants next year for the vital work done by Hackney s voluntary and community sector to support some of our most vulnerable residents."

Kristine Wellington, Hackney CVS Organisation Development Manager, said: "Some applicants will be able to complete the application process by reading the grants criteria and making the most of our online resources. For applicants who want top tips and a logical approach, it’s critical you attend our workshops and bring a sound project idea. We will help you to build on it. You may be surprised but applicants often underestimate how important it is to spell out the specific needs of the people they serve and even more importantly to make the connection between user needs and the approach. It’s so important to develop convincing case for the panel."

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.

Find out more about the Hackney Council voluntary and community sector grants 2012/13: