Local voluntary and community organisations will be able to apply for grants of up to £20,000 to help them continue to support their communities, as part of a funding boost from Hackney Council. 

Hackney Council is allocating up to £190,000 to wave three of the London Community Response (LCR), as part of the Council’s £370,000 coronavirus support package for local charities and organisations, who have played a critical role in supporting the frontline response to the pandemic. 

This new funding allocation is aimed at supporting organisations who are working to address issues such as food poverty and providing advice on financial hardships like debt, employment and welfare advice. It will help these groups to deliver, collaborate and work in partnership to help meet the complexity of residents’ needs. 

This funding boost follows grants of up to £5,000 awarded to 11 local VCS organisations last month, as part of wave 2 of the LCR. 

Hackney Council was the first local authority to align with the LCR, which was set up by funding network London Funders to support the voluntary and community sector’s response to the coronavirus across the capital. By aligning funding with the LCR, the Council also is ensuring that local organisations have a higher chance of being supported by other funders in London. 

Applications are welcomed from all organisations working in Hackney, however organisations with an annual income under £1m will be prioritised. For more information visit our website.

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