Hackney GIving
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About Hackney Giving

Hackney Giving is a local-giving fund offering a simple, effective and co-ordinated way for givers to support grassroots community projects in the borough of Hackney, a vibrant place with diverse communities and exciting innovation but where many residents live in poverty, isolation and poor health.  It strengthens the borough by bringing together individuals and businesses that want to give funding, time or skills with organisations that are delivering projects and services in the area.  Organisations funded through Hackney Giving must have a turnover less than £300,000 per year and apply for a specified project or piece of work within the borough.

Donations of funds are held in a central Hackney Giving grants pot, which distributes grants twice per year.  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.

Hackney Giving Live events are interactive, social evenings where community groups can meet potential donors looking for a project to support.  At the event, three groups each present a six-minute pitch after which the audience can ask questions.  The format was pioneered by The Funding Network, which partners with us to deliver Hackney Giving Live.

Givers can also contribute time, skills or space.  Whether that’s fundraising in your community, mentoring community groups pitching for funds or offering your premises for an event, Hackney Giving offers different ways to give.

Hackney Giving is run by Hackney CVS, a non-profit organisation that supports other voluntary and community sector groups. The programme has an advisory steering group, made up of representatives from East End Community Foundation, ELBA, The Funding Network, London Borough of Hackney, London’s Giving and Volunteer Centre Hackney.  Please do contact us for more information about Hackney Giving.