Hackney Wick is a vibrant and diverse area on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, west of the Lee Navigation.
It straddles the boundary between the London Borough of Hackney and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and is bisected by the A12 link to the Blackwall Tunnel.
It’s situated at the southern tip of Hackney Marshes and 15 minutes from Hackney Central – the historic centre of the Hackney Wick has its own Overground station, with links to Highbury & Islington and Central London to the west, and the regenerate bustle of Stratford and the high-speed rail link to the east.
This is an area with a rich history and where there is a lot going on and big potential for local people to benefit from large-scale regeneration and development.
For updates on the Hackney Wick Big Local area, see the Local Trust website. For a larger map, click on the map image alongside.
The Wick Award Partnership Panel is made up of local residents and stakeholders.
It’s job is to ensure everyone in the Wick Ward has the opportunity to get involved in deciding how the £1 million is spent on improving the lives of everyone who lives and works in the Ward.
The Wick Award Partnership Panel is looking for new members who are interested in our priority areas and have ideas or expertise to share. Wick Award is a Big Local project, funded by the National Lottery to support local initiatives and help people grow good ideas.
- – Promote wellbeing for all.
- – Create opportunities for young people.
- – Making sure Wick residents benefit from training, employment and self-employment opportunities
The Big Lottery Fund
The Big Local is ten-year programme putting 150 communities in the driving seat to achieve lasting change in local areas across England.
At least £1 million is available to each area over the next ten years. Local areas use the funds to provide a mixture of grants, social investments, loans, micro-finance and support. This means that some of the money distributed in each area can come back to Big Local and be reused in the local area again and again.
Communities have the skills and ideas of their own to identify local issues and develop solutions to them. Big Local supports, challenges, trains and encourages people and groups to develop and take ownership of the programme in their local area. It is a locally driven approach to help communities fulfill their ambitions and make their local areas better places to live.