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Hackney Cup for Health

Funded on Spacehive 4 July 2016

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Hackney Cup for Health

Hackney Cup for Health

Hackney Wick FC By Hackney Wick FC

Help us bring this exciting 7-aside football tournament to Hackney, brought to you by your local community club Hackney Wick FC, for the enjoyment of all of Hackney!

Hackney Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 04 Jul 2016!

Hackney Cup for Health will help to support Hackney residents' understanding of the importance of physical activity by getting them exercising in a fun tournament. It will also bring all of the borough together for some healthy competition!

As a community-owned Football club, we are passionate about helping to improve the quality of life for all our supporters and the wider community - so we wanted to create a project that is fun, easy to engage with, and that is open for EVERYBODY to play, no matter what level of football you are. There will be five categories for entry to the cup: 1. Veterans 40+, 2. Men's (over 16's), 3. Women (over 16's), 4. under 16 (boys), 5. under 16 (girls).

The tournament will take place at the Mabley Green AstroTurf pitches at Hackney Wick and will take place over two days, a weekend in the Summer.

It's time for the community to get together and celebrate a festival of fitness, wellbeing and inclusion for all.

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver a football competition event for different sub groups in Hackney
  • Promote the event and the wider initiative
  • Make sure those interested can continue playing football after the event
  • Follow up after the event with photos and videos documenting the day event

Why it's a great idea:

The Hackney Cup for Health is part of a wider initiative called #The Wickers In The Community, a campaign that tries to make sure Hackney has the adequate infrastructure to help grow Football amongst underrepresented groups and helps vulnerable communities to become included into mainstream society and make Hackney a better place.

We have the long-term goals of increasing local ownership and participation amongst various groups in grassroots football and the local community, improving health and wellbeing within Hackney and other areas, improving the facilities and infrastructure to enable wider participation.

Please see our website to learn more about our campaign #The Wickers In The Community.

Steps to get it done:

  • A project manager will coordinate and deliver the activities
  • Market and promote the event
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Order props and equipments needed to deliver the event
  • Give the whole community a fun, healthy day out at the Hackney Cup for Health!

Please pledge to Hackney Cup for Health Spacehive campaign so that we can realise this dream to have the whole of the Borough coming together over football.

It doesn't matter if you can pledge £2, £50, or perhaps you can pledge your time as a volunteer? We need all the support we can get and promise that in return we'll host one of the most fun and memorable events in Hackney.

Thank you!


Location Hackney

About the space

The Home ground of Hackney Wick FC


Hackney Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,003

Event costs (venue hire, props etc) - £2,500 (42%)
Marketing and promotion (launch event and follow up for the competition) - £1,500 (25%)
Volunteer expenses (travel and transport to launch event and next stage/s) - £1,500 (25%)
Other - £503 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Event costs (venue hire, props etc)
Marketing and promotion (launch event and follow up for the competition)
Volunteer expenses (travel and transport to launch event and next stage/s)
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £6,003

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • An extra football pitch so that even more people can get involved

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.



GLL offered
Football Pitch
GLL offered
Support with promotion of the event
GLL offered
Free Better guest passes to use for awards
Issam Kahn offered
Help to design posters to post around Cardinal Pole School. Will definitely raise awareness of the event.
Refreshments for the day, including sports drinks and the famous orange quarters!
Up to 6 Pizzas and drinks for the winning team! Good luck ;)
£100 Bar tab for the winners. Soft drinks as well, kids
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