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Sustainability workshops - Tower Hamlets

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Sustainability workshops - Tower Hamlets

Bethnal Green After School Club By Bethnal Green After School Club

Young people and the local communities will gain practical skills from learning the 6Rs of sustainability: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle through a series of hands-on workshops.

Tower Hamlets Delivery stage

pledged of £11,480

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

We are very excited to offer practical hands-on workshops for young people after school hours or weekends and to local communities on the weekends. Most will be based in Globe and Bangabandhu primary schools. This project will launch the very first hub base to allow local communities to come together to learn and practice the hands-on skills of the 6Rs of sustainability. All workshops will be delivered by amazing and experienced eco conscious professionals and practitioners. The list of workshops: Theme (contents, partners) 1. Re-think (Forest school, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve) 2. Refuse (Philosophy workshops, Friends Of Earth) 3. Reduce (Sustainable Cooking, Leyla and Green Kitchen, Impact Hub Kings Cross Circular economy program) 4. Reuse (Mending and sewing, Stitches for second life and Impact Hub Kings Cross Circular economy program) 5. Repair (Repairing workshops, Restart) 6. Recycle (Quality eco workshops and digital records, R-urban Poplar and local artists)

What we'll deliver:

  • Forrest School Weekend Trips and workshops to learn why 6Rs are important for our future generations
  • Philosophy workshops to re-think how we live and what positive change we want to see and plan our actions
  • Sustainable cooking workshops to reduce food waste and preserve
  • Mending and sewing workshops to learn to reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Repairing workshops to learn to fix and reuse
  • Quality eco and sustainable craft workshops to learn circular designs and materials using sustainable resources
  • Digital archives of the skills on Youtube channel for on demand access

Why it's a great idea:

This project, which has been inspired by conversations with school teachers, young people and eco-conscious adults, will bring the local communities together to become more proactive in sustainable living. Not only will young people gain skills, but they will also become part of the circular economy where they will meet wonderful, inspiring professionals and practitioners through the workshops. This is also a great opportunity to introduce local artists and organisations who offer amazing skills and services. The circular way is to pass on knowledge learnt to others, creating a ripple effect to form a movement towards 100% sustainable world, where the young people become engineers or other professionals to innovate materials and designs so that 100% of manufactured goods will be reused or recycled without any waste or pollution. This is a small step to a bigger dream, and we all have to begin with the very first step with help of other like minded people like you.

Steps to get it done:

  • Contact all the partners to set the dates for their workshops

OFSTED registered Bethnal Green After School Club is a not for profit organisation based in Globe and Bangabandu primary schools and offer quality childcare for children aged 3-11 from 3-6pm during the term time since 2014. We pick children up from Bonner Bethnal Green, Globe, Bangabandhu, St Johns, John Scarr, Hague primary schools and Rachel Keeling. We stopped buying single use plastic eco craft materials and started using more sustainable and natural materials such as recyclable materials and things we find in parks and forest. It has been successful and we would like to move steps further to offer more quality and valuable workshops if this funding is successful. Our aim is to built strong partnerships with other local organisations and businesses who promote sustainability and circular economy.

Location Tower Hamlets

About the space

Bethnal Green After School Club


London Borough of Tower Hamlets

How will the money be spent?Total £11,479

80 Hours of Hands On Workshops delivered by 5 local community groups and sustainable organisations - £5,592 (49%)
Rent and a shed for venue hire at schools - £1,400 (12%)
Software to run and manage the projects - £1,150 (10%)
Second hand cameras and computer - £1,075 (9%)
8 Sewing Machines and sewing kits - £810 (7%)
Digital recording, preservation, tripod - £430 (4%)
Food ingredients - £60 (1%)
Other - £962 (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.

80 Hours of Hands On Workshops delivered by 5 local community groups and sustainable organisations
Rent and a shed for venue hire at schools
Software to run and manage the projects
Second hand cameras and computer
8 Sewing Machines and sewing kits
Digital recording, preservation, tripod
Food ingredients
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  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Increase the frequency of workshops

Total £11,479

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