Hackney, population 279,700.

Hackney is known for its lively street markets, graffiti, nightlife, and creative and artist community. The popular Hackney Carnival attracts over 80,000 people per year.

The borough also boasts an incredible amount of green spaces including Hackney Marshes, 1,300 listed buildings, and 29 conservation zones including Clapton Common and Clissold Park. It’s also the home of early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

It’s a popular place to live, work and play.

But we also know that Hackney is one of the most deprived areas in London.

So far the borough has had the third highest rate of covid-19 mortality, whose statistics that point to existing health and socio-economic inequalities.

The Foundation for Future London wants to support local people in Hackney to transform their lives during these challenging times, and we’re here to help.

Are you an individual, group or business based in Hackney with a great idea for a project to help you or others in the community?

We currently fund projects in arts, culture, innovation or placemaking for people in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

We can help you start a new business or develop an existing one, help you gain a qualification or get a project off the ground.

Check out our funding opportunities and apply now.


Windrush75 Microgrants

On the 75th anniversary of Windrush, Hackney Council is offering microgrants of up to £2,000 for community groups and organisations to fund projects that celebrate or support the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Microgrants are open to community groups, not-for-profit organisations and local venues based in Hackney, to fund events, activities, workshops, public awareness campaigns, mental health and well-being classes, and other projects that expand the narrative of the Windrush story or help preserve and share the history of Windrush for future generations.

A total of £10,000 has been made available for projects to take place throughout 2023. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 17 March, with successful applicants announced the following week.

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