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Supporting residents over the summer and beyond

Supporting residents over the summer and beyond The increased cost of living is continuing to have an impact on Hackney’s communities and by working in partnership with the Council, we have been able to distribute a further £75,000 to help. This

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Responding to the increased cost of living

Thanks to generous donations from businesses and individuals, Hackney Giving was able to make four grants this winter to help residents to deal with the increased cost of living. Funding from Hackney Giving contributed to the cost of Shepherdfold Ministry’s

Better Mental Health: £388,672 awarded

In September 2022, Hackney Giving awarded funding of £388,672.12 to nine local not-for-profit organisations supporting people living with complex mental health needs. The grants are funded by City and Hackney Public Health and the programme is being run in partnership

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Healthy meals on a budget

Hackney Young People’s University received a grant of £4,996 to run healthy eating sessions with young people. The group learned about different vegetables and the variety of ways they can be cooked and saw how to make healthy foods on

Funded projects

Reducing the digital divide

Hackney Chinese Community Services (HCCS) was founded in 1985 and continues to serve the local East and South East Asian communities in the borough. As a charity, they provide a number of services for the local community.  Hackney Chinese Community Services received grant from Hackney Giving in 2020 during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.  The […]

Supporting vulnerable people

MRS Independent Living helps people from communities that have been marginalised and excluded, take action and find solutions to challenges they are facing. The organisation received project funding from Hackney Giving for their Side By Side project. The funding for

Providing food and supplies

Hackney Giving funded Turkish Cypriot Community Association (TCCA) through its coronavirus response round. TCCA is the biggest Turkish-speaking charity in the country and has been supporting older people since 1976. At the start of the pandemic, TCCA started to receive calls

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Funded projects

Puppetry for young people

Activiteens was set up in 2004 to relieve the needs of disadvantaged young people by providing out-of-school clubs, mentoring services, day and overnight trips and vocational training courses. They successfully applied for a grant from Hackney Giving during the pandemic to run a puppetry project to support the wellbeing of young people from the Orthodox […]

The entrance to Hackney City Farm in summer

Garden therapy group

Hackney City Farm was funded to deliver a six week therapeutic gardening group in collaboration with Gaia Therapy offering weekly activities that brought together a group of people struggling with acute mental health difficulties. Hackney City Farm had partnered with

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