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Projects and opportunities

Current projects

Food Hygiene Training

Tower Hamlets Council is offering FREE training to food businesses to help them improve their food hygiene rating.

This training is available now for a limited time only. It is bespoke one-to-one training, at your venue and at a time convenient to you.

If your food business is in the borough, rated 3* or lower or awaiting inspection, please register here to receive support.

Reinspection is included for businesses who successfully complete the training.

For more information, please email highstreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.


LIFT logo - leading inclusive futures through technology

Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology

LIFT is a three year programme across Camden, Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets that aims to help residents into good local jobs in the knowledge economy including tech, digital, sciences, and creative production, and to support businesses and start-ups in these sectors.

Our vision is to inspire and empower our local communities and build a lifetime of opportunities for our residents and generations to come.

For more information, please visit the Lift Futures Programme website.

Previous projects

Creative & Cultural Futures - Ended May 2022

This business support project targeted freelancers and owners of micro and small businesses in the cultural and creative sectors, a sector which largely didn’t benefit from government support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

64 micro and small Tower Hamlets based freelancers and small businesses received up to £1000 to enable them to change their existing operations to generate new income or identify avenues for alternative or additional revenue streams, along with specialist support provided for each business.

Business Adaptation Grant - Ended March 2022

This business support project provided 215 Tower Hamlets based micro and small businesses with a programme of businesses support and up to £1250 in match funding to adapt their business in a post covid environments, and take steps in safeguarding and future-proofing their business.

Pivot Project 1 - Ended March 2021

This business support programme offered £1000 grants to micro and small businesses to pivot their businesses model, to survive and thrive through the turbulent economic period caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This Project saw 50 Tower Hamlets based micro and small businesses benefit from the scheme, each receiving £1000 to pivot their business model which included an average of six hours support each.