Hackney GIving

Individual Giving during the pandemic - thank you for your support

Since March 2020 we have been awarding grants to a diverse range of local charities and community groups working at a grassroots level to help residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. Generous donations from local residents and businesses with additional support from Hackney Council have combined to a much-appreciated total of £1,209,648. Thank you!

Coronavirus Response Fund

Click here to read more about the 5 organisations we grant-funded with your donations at the start of the pandemic. All 5 organisations went to work with amazing speed to get food and essentials delivered to people shielding at home. The 5 were:

  • African Community School
  • Cambridge Heath Salvation Army
  • Community African Network
  • Daymer Turkish & Kurdish Community Centre
  • Schonfeld Square Foundation


Community Support Small Grants

Following our most recent grants panel in May 2021, we awarded grants of £27,000 to 10 organisations. These grants are to help organisations provide support to communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants were for a maximum of £3000 each. 

On receiving news of their successful application,  Anna, Youth Programme Coordinator for Mimbre emailed:

“We are so grateful for the support Hackney Giving offered Mimbre to enable us to continue to run acrobatics and street dance classes for young people... At this time of stress and uncertainty, we have found that the thing our young people crave is consistency and spaces where they are able to play and creatively express themselves and learn how to take risks in a safe environment." Read more

Ongoing need

Many residents are still feeling the impact of the Covid-19. Also, the pandemic has laid bare the health and social inequalities in Hackney and the City. Adults with learning disabilties, refugees and migrants,  African and Caribbean heritage communities, older people and LGBTQ+ communities have all felt the disproportionate impact of the pandemic, as have many other local communities.

If you can make a donation, your money will be used wisely to support Hackney's residents at this time of need.

Giving funds is an easy way for busy people to contribute to Hackney Giving. You can donate now, set up a standing order, or talk to us about payroll giving through your employer.