Sew Talented

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Sew Talented

It's Your Life By It's Your Life

Giving women in Bethnal Green new skills, confidence to enter the workplace and a place to engage with other members of the community.

Tower Hamlets Idea stage


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Working with women in Bethnal Green, Sew Talented teaches textile skills to adults who produce and sell handmade products both to support the charity and to gain valuable work experience. With Tower Hamlets being very ethnically diverse, the women who participate not only learn new skills but also have the opportunity to learn English as a second language. This helps many of our learners enter the workplace or go on to further courses for the first time. The success of our course is demonstrated by our talented course tutor Aziza - a previous student of the course who has taken the project from strength to strength. Sew Talented has been running in Tower Hamlets for over 10 years - and now we need your help to continue to secure it's future for another year.

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy new materials and sewing equipment
  • Pay for an English tutor for speakers of another language
  • Pay for our talented course tutor Aziza, for one year

Why it's a great idea:

One of the strengths of Sew Talented has been recognising the skills and abilities of local community members, particularly in the production of ethnically diverse textile products. Sew Talented both harnesses the talents of our community whilst giving these women the opportunity they need to learn new skills and make the first steps towards employment - often for the first time. What makes Sew Talented so great is that isn't just about sewing - its playing a vital role in empowering some of the most disadvantaged women in Tower Hamlets.

Steps to get it done:

  • To buy five new sewing machines
  • To have at least 20 local women attending the course regularly after 6 months
  • To produce a collaborative artwork by the end of the year


Location Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets has 14 other projects and £1,845,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,644

Course Tutor (£25 ph for 2hrs per week over 36 weeks) - £1,800 (32%)
English Tutor (£25 ph for 2hrs per week over 36 weeks) - £1,800 (32%)
5 x Sewing Machines (@ £200 each) - £1,000 (18%)
Sewing Materials, Equipment and new Sewing Machines (based on previous costs) - £500 (9%)
Other - £544 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Course Tutor (£25 ph for 2hrs per week over 36 weeks)
English Tutor (£25 ph for 2hrs per week over 36 weeks)
5 x Sewing Machines (@ £200 each)
Sewing Materials, Equipment and new Sewing Machines (based on previous costs)
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,644

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