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Mayor of Tower Hamlets air quality grants

In July 2018 applications opened for the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund. £200,000 was made available for third party organisations and members of the public to carry out projects to: raise awareness of air pollution; reduce exposure; reduce emissions.

The applicants presented a wide range of creative projects to meet the grant objectives. Approved projects included:

Round 1

  • Swan Housing; “Get Cycling”
  • St. Luke’s C.E. School; “Green Screen”
  • Olga Primary School; “Green Screen and Air Monitoring Tubes”
  • Mile End Old Town Residents Association; “Mile End Air Pollution Monitoring Project”
  • Umbrellium; “Pollution Explorers Tiny Pledges”
  • Public Works; “Poplar Detox
  • Moss Wall”
  • Poplar HARCA; “Green, Lean, Electric”
  • Tower Hamlets Community Housing; “Purchase of Electric Vans and Installation of Charging Points”

Round 2

  • East End Homes; “Gardening made Greener”
  • Coffee Afrique; “Tower Hamlets secondary school pollution awareness & community market outreach days”
  • Women’s Environmental Network; “Air eQuality”
  • Citizens UK; “Clear the air”
  • Bromley-by-Bow Centre; “Air Aware at Bromley-by-Bow”
  • Trees for Cities; “Planting healthy air in schools”
  • Barts Health/NHS; “Cleaner Air for Tower Hamlets Hospitals”
  • Shapla Primary School; “Clean air border planting”
  • Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group; “Empowering health professionals in Tower Hamlets to provide pollution advice to children with Asthma”
  • Poplar HARCA; “Go! Car-go! Bike scheme for Poplar Works”
  • Sustrans; “Air-Mazing Schools Whitechapel”
  • Laura Polazzi; “Clean air for kids: Low pollution walking maps for Bow schools”
  • St Paul’s Way Primary School; “Multi model school project – St Paul’s Way Foundation Primary School”