Grants worth thousands of pounds will be offered to community groups, Hackney council has announced.
Voluntary and community projects in the East London borough will be able to apply to grants of up to £30,000.
This funding is part of Hackney’s A Place for Everyone Main Grant programme for year 2017/18.
Organisations applying to this scheme should have projects planned to be delivered between April 2017 and March 2018.
The criteria for the initiatives is: promoting social inclusion, building a positive relationship between groups in the community and encouraging independence and personal resilience.
Councillor Jonathan McShane, Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture said: “The Council is fully supportive of the valuable work delivered by the voluntary and community sector, which helps so many of our residents. This year’s grants programme has so far supported 72 organisations.
“I’m pleased that despite economic difficulties the launch of the 2017/18 programme will continue to make grants available to support the voluntary and community sector, which helps improve the lives of Hackney’s residents”, he added.
A second application can be submitted for initiatives targeting children and young people during school holidays.
Applications for Hackney’s main grant scheme open this week on Wednesday.
Smaller grants launch later this year.
For more information on the award and how to apply, visit http://www.hackney.gov.uk/community-grants