Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.

Sports funding


Tower Hamlets sport and physical activity team can give you guidance on applying for charitable or community grants for projects delivered in the borough.

For more information email sports@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 2515.

Tower Hamlets council

Community sport providers may eligible to apply to for council grants. For more information on what's currently available visit community grants.

London Sport

Our partners at London Sport host an online funding search tool, which houses data from a vast array of funding organisations that you can filter depending on your area of interest or geographical area.

Sport England

Sport England have a guide to all of their own funding opportunities online, including the new funding streams they will be running following the release of their new sports strategy. The small grants scheme, where clubs can apply for up to £10,000 to deliver sport & physical activity projects, will be of particular interest to most clubs. For more information visit the Sport England website.

East End Community Foundation

EECF manage a variety of funding programmes on behalf of other local and national organisations supporting projects delivered in East London. For full details of what's currently on offer visit the EECF website.

Mayor's Cup Grants

Every year Tower Hamlets Sport & Physical Activity team run a grants process made possible by the sponsors of our annual Mayor's Cup competition.

The fund will re-open again in early 2020.