The proposals will allow for more VCS organisations to be funded from the available grant budget and should help to achieve even better outcomes for Hackney residents. If approved, the changes would be introduced for the 2013/14 grants programme that will launch later in 2012.
Some consultation has already taken place with key stakeholders from the voluntary and community sector. The Council now wants wider views on the proposed changes to the programme. The consultation is available online here and closes on Monday 14th May.
There is also a focus group on Tuesday 8 May 2012, 2.00pm-3.30pm (Room 101, Hackney Town Hall) but you will need to pre book for this. More information here.