Helping people thrive

Grants in Tower Hamlets  

Tower Hamlets Council Small Grants Fund

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The LBTH Small Grants Fund is designed to support voluntary and community sector activity across Tower Hamlets that will make a positive difference to the lives of local residents. Small grants of between £200 and £5,000 are available for projects running for up to 12-months. Larger grants of £20,000 are available through the the community cohesion theme. 

There are five themes and organisations must apply under one of the following:

  • Theme 1: Innovation
  • Theme 2: Preventions
  • Theme 3: Neighbourhood Action
  • Theme 4: Community Cohesion
  • Theme 5: Partnership

GUIDELINES

To apply for a grant between £200 - £1,000 please click here.

To apply for a grant between £1,000 - £5,000 please click here.

If you would like to apply for a grant of over £5,000 under the community cohesion theme please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

EECF will be holding a grants workshop on Thursday 12th September, sign up for a free place here if you'd like to hear more about the Small Grants Fund.

The next application deadline for 2019 is 12 noon on Monday 23rd September.

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline.

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Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund

The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy he was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

East End Community Foundation is distributing grants of up to £2,500 on behalf of the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund to improve access to and opportunities in education, employment and training for residents in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

GUIDELINES

If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal. The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 2nd December 2019

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline.

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Millwall Park Endowment Fund

Before the London Docklands Development Corporation was wound up, it set up an endowment for the benefit of people using Millwall Park and its close environs. Grants are available of up to £10,000 and must be for the purpose of “carrying out improvements to the environment & the provision or improvement of public leisure amenities & activities, or in the absence of such needs, other charitable provision, to benefit the local community in the Millwall Park area

GUIDELINES

If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal. The nest application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 23rd September.

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after each application deadline.

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EECF Small Grants

Through its Small Grants programme, East End Community Foundation funds one-off items of expenditure or events. Grants of up to £800 are available to voluntary and community organisations based in Tower Hamlets.

Please click on the links below for further information and the application form: 

GUIDELINES

This programme is currently closed pending a review of the budget. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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EECF Standard Grants

Through its Standard Grants programme, East End Community Foundation seeks to fund high quality delivery of projects or services that will make a measurable and long-lasting difference to the people involved.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available under the following themes;

  • Employment
  • Education & Learning
  • Wellbeing & Inclusion 

GUIDELINES

This programme is currently closed pending a review of the budget. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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Isle of Dogs Summer Programme

The Isle of Dogs Summer Programme is supported by dedicated London Marathon runners who raise funds to support positive summer activities in the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar area.

GUIDELINES

This programme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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London Dock Community Fund

East End Community Foundation is distributing funding on behalf of St George City Ltd to support the community around the London Dock development. The London Dock Community Fund has been established to help make the local area a better place to live, work and visit. The programme is open to projects in the council wards of St Katharine's & Wapping and Shadwell.

GUIDELINES

The total value of the fund is £18,000 and there are two themes under which groups can apply:

  • Small Grants - grants of up to £500
  • Summer Programme - grants of up to £3,000

This programme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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Societe Generale UK Foundation Fund 

The Societe Generale UK Foundation Fund has been established to support young people aged 13-25 on their journey into the world of work by improving their educational development, especially through sports, arts and cultural activities and improving their literacy.

The Fund will support quality projects that will have a positive and measurable difference to young people in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets, supporting their journey into employment. 

We welcome proposals that specifically address at least one of the following themes;

  • Projects or activities that directly support young people into work
  • Projects that use sports, arts or cultural activities to improve educational attainment
  • Projects that seek to improve the literacy levels of young people

GUIDELINES

This programme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

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Study Support Weekends

East End Community Foundation has funding for study support weekends, open to all state secondary schools in Tower Hamlets. Study support weekends must have an academic focus; although other elements, such as outdoor activities, may be incorporated into the programme for the weekend, there must be a clear link either to essential transferable study skills or directly to a curriculum topic.

Please click on the link below for more information:

GUIDELINES

This programme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

If you have any questions please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444.

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EECF has partnered with 20 Fenchurch Street to establish The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund with the aim of improving employment prospects and opportunities for people living in London’s most deprived areas.  The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund awards grants to high quality projects that will make a positive and long-lasting difference to residents in the City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.  

Organisations may apply for up to £20,000 for one year’s funding towards projects that are supporting participants to gain essential employability skills, provide them with work or volunteering experience and ultimately move them into sustainable employment or self-employment.

This progamme is currently closed. Please click here to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with grants news.

The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund donor patrons are: