The Hackney Joint Estate Charity (HJEC) runs the estate on business-like principles in order to raise funds for the parochial charities of Hackney, South Hackney and West Hackney. Once the costs of running and maintaining the estate have been covered, all the proceeds from the estate go to the parochial charities.
The Hackney Joint Estate Charity (HJEC) is a very old organisation, governed by a Scheme regulated by the Charity Commission. Its charity number is 219875. Previously, it was called St John Hackney Joint Estates Charity.
In what way is the Charity ‘charitable’?
Although we are called a ‘charity’ and are regulated by the Charity Commission, we are a charity only in the sense that we run the estate on business-like principles in order to raise funds for the parochial charities of Hackney, South Hackney and West Hackney. Once the costs of running and maintaining the estate have been covered, all the proceeds from the estate go to the parochial charities.
What do the Parochial Charities do?
The parochial charities make grants to local good causes. These may include things such as homelessness, poverty, hardship, children’s work, youth activities, families and parenting, the elderly, and individuals with needs not funded by the State. The parochial charities also receive income from their stocks and shares but what they get from HJEC is a significant part of their income. The parochial charities are separately regulated by the Charity Commission.
What is the connection with the church?
Centuries ago, people gave property to the local Church of England church to provide an income for distribution to needy people. This property is now held by HJEC. The local parish churches in Hackney, South Hackney and West Hackney appoint some of the Trustees of the parochial charities, as does Hackney Council, and the parochial charities in turn appoint the directors of HJEC. The church does not benefit from income from the estate, though of course churches can apply for grants for various projects like any other organisation. The name change was intended to make it clear that the charity has no particularly close connection with St John at Hackney church, which is now called Hackney Church.
What are the business objectives of HJEC?
Like other private landlords, HJEC seeks to maximise its income by charging market rents, while also ensuring that the estate is maintained and developed to a high standard. Hackney’s parochial charities have been serving the public for nearly 400 years and we intend to maintain the estate so it can continue to support these charities for a long time to come.
Who or what is Hackney Endowed Trustee Limited?
On the advice of our lawyers we changed the structure of the charity. It now has a single corporate Trustee (Hackney Endowed Trustee Limited), the Directors of which are representatives of the parochial charities. The properties are still owned by Hackney Joint Estate Charity.
Who appoints the directors of the trustee company?
The Directors of the Trustee company, like the individual Trustees before them, are appointed by the three parochial charities serving Hackney, South Hackney and West Hackney. The directors receive no payment for carrying out their responsibilities.
Who manages Hackney Joint Estate Charity?
The Trust Partnership provide the clerking and administration services to the Trustees. Please see the Contact page for contact information.
Charities and Organisations which have been supported by funds from Hackney Joint Estate Charity, the Hackney Parochial Charities, South Hackney Parochial Charity and West Hackney Parochial Charity include:
* Solace Women’s Aid * St Mungo’s * Family Action * East End Citizens Advice Bureau * Hackney Church * Claudia Jones Organisation * Beersheba Living Well * Hackney Quest * Re-engage * Z. S. V. Trust * Clapton Common Boys Club * Hackney Migrant Centre * Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation * North London Action for the Homeless * Mishon * Bags of Taste * The Salvation Army Cambridge Heath * Choice In Hackney * Step by Step * Made in Hackney * Apollo Music Projects * Sunbeams London * Hackney Doorways * Frampton Park Baptist Church * Moreland Estate Residents Association * Wickers Charity * Hotline Meals Service * Reach Out * Greenhouse Sports * Hackney Playbus * Parent Club * Immediate Theatre * St Joseph’s Hospice * Read Easy Hackney * Luminary Ltd * Misgav * Clapton Park United Reformed Church * Hackney Wick Football Club * The Excel Project * Hackney Community Law Centre * The Community Hub * Hackney Foodbank * Team Up * Hackney Music Service * Age UK East London * T. D. Seminary * Lubavitch Youth * Youth Encouragement and Socials * Clapton Common Community Organisation * Inspire * Young Urban Arts Foundation * Redthread Youth * Shabaton L’Menucha Trust * Beanstalk * Arts for All * Mildmay Mission Hospital * Youth on the Move * Kids Care London * KIDS * Drama Expressions for Children * Contact the Elderly * Teen Action * Hoxton Health * Hackney Mosaic Project * Universal Board Games * Goldstar Creative Marketing * Skyway * In Touch/ Kids United * Keep Out Crime Diversion * Blooming Blossoms Trust * Off Centre * North London Sports Academy * S. Pinter Youth Project * Peabody Community Foundation * North London Muslim Community Centre * Read Together Community Interest Company * Happy Days Children’s Charity * Helping Hackney Health * Straight Talking Peer Education * Albion Kids Show * Dover Sholem Community Trust * Single Homeless Project * Norwood * City and Hackney Carers Centre * Springfield Youth Club * All About Kids * Woman’s Trust * East London Food Access * Spitalfields Crypt Trust * Legal Advice Centre * Get Set Girls * Hackney Volunteer Police Cadets * Hackney Benevolent Pension Society * Kisharon * Hackney Playbus * St Paul’s Church West Hackney * Shacklewell Primary School * Duckie * Hackney Shed * Skyway Charity * Hackney Migrant Centre * Kench Hill Charity * ELATT * British Refugee Council * Hackney Doorways * St Joseph’s Hospice * Reach Out * Inspire * Hackney Music Service * Luminary Limited * Stoke Newington Common Users Group * Family Action * Bags of Taste * Hackney Literacy Pirates * Hackney New Primary School * East End Citizens Advice Bureau * Arcola Theatre * Day-Mer Community Centre * KIDS * Evoactive Education * Evergreen Play Association * Skillspool Training * English for Action * North London Action for the Homeless * Colvestone Family and Staff Association * Foodchain * Hackney Elderly Caribbean Association * Albion Kids Show * Boilerhouse * Read Together * Straight Talking * Hackney Foodbank * Hackney Volunteer Police Cadets * All About Kids * City and Hackney Carers Centre * Choice in Hackney * Woman’s Trust * The Salvation Army Cambridge Heath * Hackney Cooperative Developments * Off Centre * Social Action for Health * Hackney Benevolent Pension Society * Friends of Benthal * Contact the Elderly * Choice in Hackney * Clapton Common Boys Club * Hackney Church * Claudia Jones Organisation * Bags of Taste * Hackney Migrant Centre * Hackney Quest * North London Action for the Homeless * East End Citizens Advice Bureau * St Mungo’s * Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation * The Salvation Army Cambridge Heath * Inspire * Family Action * Solace Women’s Aid * Beersheba Living Well * Legal Advice Centre * Z. S. V. Trust * St Andrew’s Youth Developments Trust * The Excel Project * Hoxton Health * Frampton Park Baptist Church * The Yard Theatre * Hackney Playbus * Skillspool Training * St Joseph’s Hospice * Victoria Community Association * Apollo Music Projects * St Luke’s * Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Clubs * Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School * Chats Palace * Age UK East London * Victoria Park Community Football Club * Off Centre * Hampden Chapel * Lauriston Primary School * Hackney Doorways * Hackney Foodbank