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Bow Storyspace

Funded on Spacehive 6 February 2017 Delivered 22 July 2017

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Bow Storyspace

Wondwossen Tadesse By Wondwossen Tadesse

Bringing stories to life for children and families in East London

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 06 Feb 2017!

Over the last 3 years, All Hallows Bow has transformed a run-down ex-day-care centre into a thriving centre for families and children in East London, where we work with our community to create opportunities for families to access play, learning, advice, family support and clubs and activities for children and young people. We need your help to transform the dingy, unused and uninspiring back rooms of our centre into a bright colourful Storyspace, filled with books, puppets and other simple storyprops that can bring stories to life for the young children and families that use our centre. We want to share our love of stories with families in East London, planting a love of reading that lasts a lifetime and working with parents and carers to demonstrate how they can make reading a special, exciting experience to share with their children.

What we'll deliver:

  • Create a comfy reading area with cushions and mobile book storage
  • Fit new lights so readers can see what their reading!
  • Add a cosy carpet and colourful blinds
  • Put up shelves to store our story resources
  • Stock up with children's story-books and puppets to use with groups and to loan out

Why it's a great idea:

Regular reading with a parent or carer is hugely important factor in children's future educational success. Our Storyspace aims to get parents and children in East London, who may have few books at home, and limited experience of reading for pleasure, enjoying reading together - creating lasting benefits for children's learning, development, imagination and family relationships.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy and fit blinds
  • Buy soft furnishings eg cushions, rug, and book display unit
  • Buy storybooks and story-props linked to books eg puppets
  • Fit new lights
  • Welcome families to the Storyspace!
  • Clear room of rubbish and clean
  • Put up shelves and display boards

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space



London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £3,424

childrens books x 100 - £700 (20%)
Lights and installation - £600 (18%)
2 x book display/storage units - £450 (13%)
Large floor rug - £400 (12%)
Blinds - £300 (9%)
Shelving and display boards - £300 (9%)
Cushions and cushion trolley - £270 (8%)
puppets and story-props - £200 (6%)
Other - £204 (6%)

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.

childrens books x 100
Lights and installation
2 x book display/storage units
Large floor rug
Shelving and display boards
Cushions and cushion trolley
puppets and story-props
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £3,424

Our Volunteer List

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