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Youth activities

Find out about our youth activities in the borough, available for all

Youth Ambassadors Programme

We are in partnership with Wapping Youth Football Club, are recruiting young people aged 16 – 24 years old for the Youth Ambassadors Programme.

The council and Wapping Youth FC want to empower young people aged 16 - 24 to take ownership of their community and deliver projects that will make a difference to residents. We want to give young people a voice, provide them with the tools and resources to invest in their community and offer young people the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications. We want to work with young people driven to become ambassadors of their neighbourhood and take pride in their area.

The Youth Ambassadors Programme is for young people who are:

  • Aged 16 – 24
  • Passionate about their local community and making a difference in young people’s lives
  • Tower Hamlets residents

Young people who participate in the Youth Ambassadors Programme will receive:

  • Level 2 QCF in Project Management
  • Employment Skills
  • Support to apply for funding to deliver their community project

The Youth Ambassadors Programme will run from March 2022 to August 2022. Young people will complete a Level 2 QCF in Project Management, attending fortnightly sessions at the Financial Health Centre, Raynham House, Massingham Street, E1 4EB. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays 6-9pm.


Youth Ambassadors Programme
Youth Ambassadors Programme

Summer of youth activity and fun starts in Tower Hamlets

Youth playing tennis football
Youth playing tennis football

On 2 August 2021 our summer programme launched 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 were 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 had caused for families, it was 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 commissioned five organisations to deliver last year’s programme and you can see full details of all of the activities by clicking the links below:

Our partners, Streets of Growth also delivered a range of Arts, Fashion, Music and multi-media programme from the few Fashion and Creative Industries Hub, The Manor, in Rushmead, Bethnal Green.

View the Streets of Growth programme here

As well as the Summer Youth Programme, we 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.

Youth taking part in summer project
Youth taking part in summer project