About us

Hackney Giving offers a simple, effective and co-ordinated way for individuals and businesses to support grassroots community projects by giving funding, time or skills to organisations that are delivering projects and services in the area.

The programme is based around the idea that “everyone has something to give”. Whether it’s money, time, skills or space, Hackney Giving offers different ways for you to give, knowing that you’ll be supporting Hackney’s communities.

Hackney Giving channels these gifts to community groups and charities locally, so that people in the area benefit. You can donate now and contribute to our next community grants round, do some fundraising, give in-kind donations or offer your premises for an event. See our individual giving or business giving pages for more details on how you can support Hackney Giving.

Hackney Giving strengthens the borough by being a way to connect individuals and businesses with  communities locally.

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Working for a fairer society is at our heart; we champion equality and diversity in all we do

Working for a fairer society

We have been working for a fairer society at our heart and all our activities are in line with this aim. By working in partnership with the NHS and Hackney Council, we have distributed more than £2.3 million to the voluntary sector locally since April 2020. We are a responsible and trusted grant-maker with a solid track record.

We continue to support Hackney’s diverse communities: it is a vibrant place with exciting creativity but where many residents live in poverty, isolation and poor health. With our grants, we fund work to tackle these issues.

Who we fund

Organisations funded through Hackney Giving must be run on a not for profit basis. Charities and community groups apply for a specified project or piece of work.

Donations of funds from individuals and businesses are held in a central Hackney Giving grants pot until there is enough money to hold a grants round. The fund has clear guidelines on who can apply and the type of project that will be funded, meaning you can give with confidence on how your gift will be used.

We’re a part of Hackney CVS

Hackney Giving is run by Hackney CVS, a non-profit organisation that has been supporting other voluntary and community sector groups since 1997. 

Please contact us for more information or sign up to the Hackney Giving newsletter to hear our news.

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