Hackney GIving

Covid-19 Information Small Grants - up to £5k

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for voluntary and community sector (VCSE) groups working with people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Hackney and/or the City of London.

We are keen to fund small VCSE organisations to provide information and support to communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, this includes communities with specific language needs, older people, people with serious mental illness, people with learning disabilities and Black African, Black Caribbean and South Asian communities.

In your application, you will need to outline which communities you work with, and in what way they have been disproportionately affected.

A total of £150,000 is available for distribution to not for profit organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000.

We also aim to support small organisations with this funding and distribute at least 10 grants to organisations with a turnover of less than £50,000.

We want to fund projects that do one or more of the following:

  • increase residents’ access to Public Health information about the COVID-19 vaccinations including responding to valid concerns about the vaccines and the vaccination process

  • reduce misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines via open and respectful dialogues where concerns and mistrust can be addressed

  • support communities to understand the evolving rules and guidance around lockdown and lockdown easing, social distancing, testing and self-isolation

  • increase residents’ understanding of the practical support available to them, such as benefits and financial support

  • increase residents’ understanding of the mental health and wellbeing support available to them

  • help communities understand the bereavement support services available to them
  • make a positive difference to residents’ health and wellbeing by communicating messages about public health issues other than COVID-19 (e.g. healthy eating, physical activity, stop smoking services etc.)

As part of our ongoing strategy to make Hackney a fairer place, we particularly welcome applications for projects which tackle ongoing health and social inequalities, challenge racism and which empower women, disabled people and LGBTQ+ communities.

How to apply

To download the application form please click here.

For application guidance click here. 

A plain text version of the application form that is compatible with screen readers is available on request. Please contact sarah@hackneygiving.org.uk

We are running  a series of online how to apply workshops for this funding. Click on the date to book your place:

  Thursday 22nd July at 10.00am

Please note: the workshop is optional, it is not a requirement that you attend

Please send completed applications in .docx format to applications@hackneygiving.org.uk

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is Monday, 26 July at 11.00am


Please direct any questions on grants to Sarah Watson: sarah@hackneygiving.org.uk