{{ 'About' | translate }} Our Tower Hamlets

{{ 'About' | translate }} Our Tower Hamlets

The Our Tower Hamlets crowdfunding programme is open again for Spring 2021 projects. As we emerge from the current crisis, it is hoped that the crowdfunding programme can be a positive springboard for a locally-led revival, where local groups come up with project ideas to benefit their local community. Could you help to improve green spaces in Tower Hamlets? Have you got an idea to increase volunteering opportunities or training? Could you deliver a project that brings cultural or arts activities to local people? Or do you have a great idea to bring people together? If so, tell us about it today. Along with pledges from the local community, not-for-profit projects run by Charities, Constituted community groups, Community Interest Companies or Private Enterprises (with no share capital) can get up to £10,000 from the council towards their campaign. The deadline for the next funding round is the 21st April. See the tab below for more information on how to get involved.

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Making Space in Poplar hit its fundraising target!10 hrs ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Aberfeldy Boxing Club - Summer School started fundraising!11 hrs ago
Kids Cultural Photography Workshops Bow
Kids Cultural Photography Workshops Bow joined Our Tower Hamlets2 weeks ago

This summer Bridge brings together the young residence of Bow to collaborate on a community photography project! Bow’s young people will work together to break down stereotypes around race, class, religion, sexuality and gender through first-hand photography. Our core aims are to grow individuals self confidence in expressing their identity as well as build empathy across cultures from a young age. Working with Schools and Youth Groups in Bow and the surrounding area, Bridge will teach students specific photography skills such as lighting, composition and focus whilst documenting their personal identity and community. This will build their communication skills as well as their confidence in their own voice. Participants will then openly discuss identity, culture and heritage, helping expose them to different perspectives, preparing them for the cultural diverse world they live in. From these workshops Bridge will host a community exhibition documenting their group collaboration.

Mind the Gap PHASE II
Mind the Gap PHASE II joined Our Tower Hamlets3 weeks ago

Leaders in Community (LiC) aim to address the social digital exclusion and loneliness being experienced by senior members of our community by purchasing e-devices for them. We will provide a sensitive, bespoke, in-person tech training during a community event which will be planned and led by our intergenerational steering group made up of local older and younger residents. Event attendees will receive their e-tablets upon completing the training that will be provided to them at the event and this will ensure that they have the confidence and skills to use their devices. Last year's campaign addressed the needs that had arisen due to Lockdowns; this new campaign aims to build upon the successes and lessons gained from then, by delivering a more proactive, sustainable service offer. We aim to build an intergenerational, wellbeing support network for project beneficiaries. Our young leaders, produced here at LiC, will follow up from the event by providing an online befriending service.

Support 'Bethnal Green Fingers' Gardens
Support 'Bethnal Green Fingers' Gardens joined Our Tower Hamlets1 month ago

Hello - we are a gardening group called Bethnal Green Fingers based in London E2 and support the gardens on our estate which is owned by a Housing Association. It is run by a resident Antony Nelson who is a Landscape Architect with horticultural training. We have been going for 12 years, and in that time have transformed our space. Unfortunately about two years ago our Housing Association stopped funding us and took away our paid professional gardener that supported us. Although we try hard and do our best as volunteers, without any funding we are finding it difficult to replace plants and continue adding to the gardens and securing its future. It's a lot of work all year round and we always counted on some part time professional help, which we can no longer have as support.

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Mural for Tower Hamlets Community Centre hit its fundraising target!1 month ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

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Tech for Tower Hamlets hit its fundraising target!1 month ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

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Enhancing Ackroyd Drive Greenlink hit its fundraising target!1 month ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!