Finance Score: 2
Governance Score: 2
Support Score: 12
  • Strong growth: +2
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Mainly female board: -1
  • Large volunteers +3
  • Grant maker support: +9
Overall GiG Score: 16 ?


Cookery, nutrition and food growing classes to advance public health and inspire more environmentally sustainable food choices. Charity supports a variety of groups in need such as young carers, long term unemployed, low income families and individuals, pensioners, vulnerable young people, people with health challenges, people with learning difficulties and minority cultural/ethnic groups.
Analysis by Giving is Great


  • This charity has been successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • There has been strong growth in spending since inception
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • The Board is predominantly female

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
Cost £k
Funds £k
Funds £k
Staff Volun-
Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 14.1%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 13.1%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 7%
Liabilities/Income: 6%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 48%
Reserves/Spending: 4.9 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 9 months
Quick Ratio: 12.5
Asset Split ?
Established: 6 years


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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Community food services
How it operates
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Esmee Fairbairn£61,503
City Bridge Trust£54,261
Garfield Weston Foundation£40,000
Hackney Council£29,680
London Catalyst£9,200
Hackney CVS£8,541
Specific Donations
Amount When
To be used for
The Clothworkers Foundation - Grant to Made In Hackney
£7,000 13/12/2023
Refurbishment of phase 2 building project for a charity which works with marginalised groups in Hackney
Hackney CVS - Hackney Giving and LBH Cost of Living
£5,061 09/11/2023
Reducing food poverty together as a community in Hackney through batch cooking sessions.
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Made In Hackney
£2,459 21/10/2023
We will put on five vibrant community feasts for 200 members of the local older community, helping to build community connections and reduce isolation through sharing food and eating together.
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Made In Hackney
£3,639 30/01/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award
£25,000 06/01/2023
More than food: life changing community cookery classes supporting health, food resilience and community connections.
Hackney CVS - Hackney Giving Living with Covid
£3,480 30/06/2022
Ongoing participation in the Community Champion network and dissemination of health information to the communities in Hackney.
Hackney Council - Grant to Made In Hackney
£17,876 13/05/2022
Cooking with Love - Life changing cookery courses for adults and young people with caring responsibilities in Hackney to support their wellbeing as well as those they care for.
Crowdfunder - Local Action Fund
£20,000 04/05/2022
Covid response
Co-Operative Group - Grant to Made In Hackney
£3,200 23/10/2021
We would provide 20 community cookery classes for 250 participants, giving people the inspiration to change their cooking and eating habits in order to reduce chronic ill health and improve wellbeing.
Garfield Weston Foundation - Main Grants award - COVID19 response
£15,000 16/07/2021
Restoring community health and wellbeing in East London
London Catalyst - Made In Hackney - 5
£3,200 21/06/2021
Co-curated cookery courses and improved partnership working to remove barriers to behaviour change for Diabetes patients
London Catalyst - Made In Hackney - 4
£3,000 09/02/2021
Food friends - healthy eating telephone support
Hackney Council - Grant to Made In Hackney
£5,000 10/12/2020
LCR Wave 4: For the provision of 900-1000 cooked, nutritious meals per week to >150 people in Hackney without access to regular food. Six meals/week are provided that cater to the cultural ....more
Cheshire Community Foundation - Cooking For Life
£4,952 04/11/2020
Made In Hackney helps people lead healthier, happier, more environmentally sustainable lives by helping them to grow, cook and eat more plants – to improve not only their own health, but that of ....more
£15,000 07/10/2020
NET, Comic Relief and Children in Need will use this funding to provide: increased support to vulnerable people and hidden groups, thus reducing the burden on public services; reach local grassroots ....more
Hackney Council - Grant to Made In Hackney
£6,804 10/09/2020
DEFRA: To provide 900 cooked meals a week to those without regular access to food in Hackney. Beneficiaries include the elderly, those with serious illness, and those on very low incomes.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Made in Hackney
£25,000 13/08/2020
towards three months of costs outlined in your application for food and cooked meals for organisations to distribute to their communities
DCMS - Coronavirus Community Support Fund
£84,000 11/08/2020
"The fund aims to:1) To reduce closures of essential charities that provide essential services to vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring they have the financial resources to ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Made In Hackney
£57,864 07/07/2020
Towards a pilot national mentoring and influencing scheme to inspire public procurement and catering bodies to promote the uptake of healthy and sustainably produced food.
The Fore - RAFT COVID-19 response grant to Made In Hackney
£4,985 03/06/2020
Grant from The Fore's RAFT Immediate Response Fund to Made In Hackney, as part of The Fore's COVID-19 Response programme.
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Made in Hackney
£29,261 28/05/2020
A grant of £29,261 to fund the essential and urgent costs outlined in the appliciation, so that the organisation can carry on providing support to Londoners.
CAF - Grant to Made In Hackney
£3,250 13/05/2020
Grant to Made In Hackney to support the organisation through COVID19
London Catalyst - Made in Hackney - 3
£3,000 17/03/2020
Food Delivery Service to isolated Older People and those with LTH conditions at risk of Coronavirus
Tudor Trust - Grant to Made in Hackney
£25,000 23/11/2018
towards a new community kitchen for a local growing and cooking project in Hackney, East London
BBC Children in Need - Grant to Made In Hackney
£30,000 30/07/2018
This project will deliver cookery classes to young carers, young people from the travelling community and looked after children. The sessions will teach essential life skills, improve physical health ....more
National Lottery Community Fund - Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen
£348,622 15/06/2018
Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (8)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split
Based on 7/8 persons

Legal constitution
  • Charity registered in England & Wales on 16/01/2018, number: 1176690
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
5 returns made; all on time
Main office

Liberty Hall
128 Clapton Common
Spring Hill, Clapton
E5 9AA



Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
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