Coronavirus Response Fund

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone in Hackney – including older people, people on low incomes, people with mental health needs, the homeless, and refugees and migrants. At this time, Hackney’s grassroots groups are supporting a community in crisis and need your help to make a difference.

That’s why Hackney Giving has launched a fundraising appeal for a Coronavirus Response Fund. Run by Hackney CVS, the fund will provide grants to small, local organisations that are caring for our residents.  

Hackney Giving is a simple and coordinated way for individuals and businesses to support grassroots voluntary and community organisations in Hackney – especially at this time. Please donate what you can: 

We aim to raise £30,000 by the end of April, and to offer grants of up to £3,000 to small voluntary and community organisations in Hackney.

The fund is off to a great start – we have raised almost £8,000 in one week and want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated. 

Hackney Mayor, Philip Glanville said, “There are very challenging times ahead, but it’s great to see Hackney Giving back up and running, here to provide a vital package of support for grassroots organisations in Hackney.”

Donations can be made online at our Virgin Money Fundraising page: 

It would also be great if you could share news about the fund with your contacts and networks through social media.  More information is available at:

We appreciate any support you can offer.

Kind regards,

Jake Ferguson
CEO, Hackney CVS