Helping people thrive


In 2016/17 we achieved our highest level of grant making to date, totalling over £940,000.  This was possible thanks to our wide range of donors, all sharing EECF's vision of an East End free of poverty.  Thousands of people living in need have benefited from our work and we provided an increasing number of residents with access to opportunities that we may take for granted.

Having listened to residents' concerns, we also established a fund at the end of the year to address anti-social bahaviour.  Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Poplar  Harca, we are expecting positive outcomes from this exciting collaboration, particularly in South Poplar where the initiative is being piloted.

We also established a successful and ever-growing Construction Forum to address local unemployment.  The well-attended meetings have highlighted the need to increase awareness of the vast range of jobs and careers available within the sector and led to an industry-specific jobs fair.