Hackney is a vibrant place with diverse communities and exciting innovation but where many residents live in poverty, isolation and poor health. Hackney’s charitable community groups support people throughout the borough during times of need and help to change people’s lives for the better.
Hackney Giving is a simple, effective and co-ordinated way to support those smaller charities working most effectively within local communities. The programme channels funding, time and skills to grassroots organisations delivering projects in Hackney, given by individuals and businesses that want to help.
Funds are distributed through a grants programme offering funding of up to £5,000, and via Hackney Giving Live, crowdfunding events held in partnership with The Funding Network, where community groups can pitch to givers looking for a project to support.
In its first three years, Hackney Giving distributed more than Â£300,000 to community groups.