New fund launched by Hackney CVS to support grassroots organisations
Hackney’s voluntary and community organisations are continuing to support the borough’s communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Across Hackney, organisations are adapting their delivery so they can help people who need extra support during the crisis.
Hackney Giving, run by Hackney CVS, is a single point of giving that supports grassroots organisations in Hackney. The programme is responding to the coronavirus crisis by raising funds to support small voluntary and community organisations as they care for our communities.
Hackney Giving will offer grants of up to £3,000 to small (turnover under £300k), not-for-profit organisations in Hackney. The programme will fund:
- Organisations working with older people and people from vulnerable groups that will be disproportionately affected by the outbreak
- Organisations working with homeless people and refugees
- Organisations supporting residents with mental health needs
- Organisations that are supporting residents (particularly those on low incomes) access the supplies and necessities they need.
Hackney Giving is aiming to raise £30,000 by the end of April. Information on how to apply will be available in the coming days. Please see www.hackneygiving.org.uk for more details.