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Tower Hamlets’ Toyhouse Libraries receives more than £4,000 to run walking groups and cooking sessions

PUBLISHED: 10:42 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 15 August 2018

Toyhouse Libraries has sites across Tower Hamlets, which run parent, carer and children sessions. Picture: Toyhouse Libraries

Toyhouse Libraries has sites across Tower Hamlets, which run parent, carer and children sessions. Picture: Toyhouse Libraries

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Toyhouse Libraries in Tower Hamlets is one of six winners of a community funding grant.

Toyhouse Libraries has received more than £4,000 from the IQL Community Fund to deliver 'walkntalk' sessions and cooking classes. Picture: Toyhouse LibrariesToyhouse Libraries has received more than £4,000 from the IQL Community Fund to deliver 'walkntalk' sessions and cooking classes. Picture: Toyhouse Libraries

Since 2015, Lendlease and LCR (London and Continental Railways) have been awarding grants to local community projects through the International Quarter London Community Fund.

This year they awarded £25,000 to six projects which focus on strengthening cohesion between communities – and Toyhouse Libraries, which offers play sessions for parents and children, was given £4,105.

The charity will use the money to host community activities for parents, carers and children, including a ‘walkntalk’ group, designed to improve knowledge of the local area. It’ll also be running cross-cultural cooking sessions, and the funding will go towards ingredients and literature.

Since it was set up, the fund’s distributed £50,000 to 17 organisations across Stratford and New Town, West Ham, Forest Gate, Hackney Wick and Leyton. Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 if they’re based less than 1.5 miles away from the IQL site in Stratford.

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