Summer of youth activity and fun starts in Tower Hamlets
On 2 August 2021 the Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) summer programme launches with a four-week schedule of activities for young people aged 12 -25 years, including arts and crafts, sports, social action projects and day trips, all of which are free. Youth workers are out on estates, engaging with young people and encouraging them to get involved.
With Coronavirus restrictions only just easing fully and the difficulties that lockdown has caused for families, it's been crucial for young people to have ways to keep fit, engaged and valued with safe, socially distanced and virtual activities to occupy summer holidays.
Covid-19 meant a worsening financial situation for families on low incomes and for many, caused worry and stress about how to keep young people occupied, the summer programme gives those families a safe, free, space to keep their kids entertained over summer.
We've commissioned five organisations to deliver this year’s programme and you can see full details of all of the activities on offer by clicking the links below:
- Osmani Trust, covering Bethnal Green
- Valance Community Sports Association, covering Globe Town
- Newark Youth, covering Whitechapel, Stepney, Shadwell and Wapping
- Splash, covering Poplar and Limehouse
- Ocean Youth Connexions, covering Bow
Our partners, Streets of Growth are also delivering a range of Arts, Fashion, Music and multi-media programme from the few Fashion and Creative Industries Hub, The Manor, in Rushmead, Bethnal Green.
As well as the Summer Youth Programme, THH has funded several Tenants and Residents Associations (TRAs) and other local estate based groups to organise 16 estate based fun days for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.
See the programme of activities in your area by clicking the links in the text above.
Fun Days on estates
Community Summer Events funded by the THH Inspiring Communities Fund. Bringing the community back together to have fun with family activities, entertainment, bouncy castles, henna, face painting and food/ refreshments. Please come along and enjoy a day with your community! See below a list of Fun Days on estates:
|Will Crooks Fun Day||01/08/2021||3-5pm||Will Crooks Estate, Hale Street|
|Estate Fun Day||04/08/2021||3-5pm||Collins House, poplar High Street (opposite Tesco)|
|Estate Fun Day||08/08/2021||3-5pm||Cottage St, entrance off Poplar High Street|
|Roche House -Get to know your Neighbours||14/08/2021||2-4pm||Roche House , entrance off Gill Street|
|Estate Fun Day||15/08/2021||3-5pm||Robin Hood Gardens|
|Estate Fun Day||22/08/2021||3-5pm||Birchfield Estate - Off Morant Street|
|Estate Fun Day||25/08/2021||3-5pm||St Vincents Estate - Trinidad House|
|Cleveland Garden Community Event||26/08/2021||4-6pm||Cleveland Community Garden|
|Bancroft Community Event||28/08/2021||12-6pm||Mantus Road Green - Bancroft Estate|
|Malmesbury Community Event||29/08/2021||TBC||Malmesbury Estate - location TBC|
|Collingwood Summer Community event||29/08/2021||TBC||Collingwood Estate -location TBC|
|Afternoon at the Circus||04/09/2021||12-5pm||Boundary - Arnold Circus|
|Approach Garden- Community Garden Party||05/09/2021||1-5pm||Approach Garden, E2 9NJ|