Grab £5k as Hackney runs its annual giveaway

Hackney Town Hall Mare St Lon E8 291214 E8 © Hackney Town Hall Mare St Lon E8 291214 E8 ©

YAY, UP TO £5,000 is on offer in the latest giveaway to be administered by Hackney council.

The catch is that you have to be a charity or community group. (Yes, sadly, the offer is not for individuals.)

Applicants will have to show how their projects will improve the lives of Hackneyites by aiming to:

Community: Atika Dawood in Broadway Market with vInspired stall to raise awareness of help for young carers Hackney E8 280215 ©
Community: a stall in Hackney promoting care

* reduce poverty

* raise aspirations

* promote healthy living

* make the borough safer

* promote mixed communities

* increase community pride.

Projects will have to be carried out between 1 October 2015 and 31 March 2016.

Up to £1,000 is also available through something termed the community chest grant for short-term schemes that foster community, neighbourliness and pride.

Hamish Scott 170415

Applications for small grants are open until Tues 26 May 2015, and for the community chest grants until Wed 13 May  2015.

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