Author: David Allsey

We raised an amazing £23,435.25 towards our youth projects

2018 Big Give Christmas Challenge target smashed

We are absolutely thrilled to have raised an amazing £23,435 during the 2018 Big Give Christmas Challenge, a week-long challenge that allows every donation given towards our youth projects to be doubled. The figure was made up of just over £10,774 of online donations, which were matched by the fantastic people at Proms at St.…
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Housing forum at Toynbee Hall 15th December

Our Homes and Communities: Housing forum on Saturday 15th December

Come meet some of the leading community groups and organisations that campaign for affordable housing, for the rights of private and social tenants, against the privatisation of social housing and for the safety of all in tower blocks. The “housing crisis” debate can make us feel powerless and isolated, but Toynbee Hall is organising a…
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Canon Barnett Primary School at Toynbee Hall

Our Mark – Artwork by Canon Barnett Primary School pupils becomes part of our historic building

Over the last two months, Toynbee Hall has been working with Year 4 pupils from Canon Barnett Primary School on a art project celebrating Children’s Rights. Year 4 pupils from our neighbours, Canon Barnett Primary School have been leaving their mark on their school and also on our newly restored historic building, creating a mural…
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The Big Give Christmas Challenge is now open

Double the impact of your donation and help us raise £22,000 for young people this Christmas

Donate to Toynbee Hall on theBigGive.org.uk from 12pm on #GivingTuesday 27th November and your donation will be doubled! For the fifth year running, Toynbee Hall is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising funds for our new youth project, Toynbee Hall Youth Action. During the challenge this year we aim to raise over £22,000 to support…
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Payday denied - blog by co-author Carl Packman

Payday Denied – The reality of being declined access to a payday loan

An introduction by Sian Williams, Director of External Policy and Innovation We believe good policy and practice depend on listening to, learning from, and acting with people with lived experience of any given problem. Today we launch a research report, co-produced with Coventry University, which captures the experience of 80 people who no longer have…
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Payday Denied

New Report – Payday Denied: Exploring the lived experience of declined payday loan applicants

Decline of payday lending sees people turn to friends and family New research commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust and Barrow Cadbury Trust and carried out by Toynbee Hall and Coventry University. identifies need for greater investment in not-for-profit affordable products following tightened payday loan regulation. The collapse of the payday loan industry in the UK…
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Talk Money Week

Talk Money Week – let’s talk about debt and money

Last week was Talk Money week, a week dedicated to starting a national conversation on everything to do with money. From 12th – 18th November, the Financial Capability Strategy Partnership, a network of employers, charities, government and businesses, hosted a series of events and asked organisations to: encourage people to talk about money showcase their…
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Stepping into my new role

Stepping into my new role as Financial Health Research Manager by Jen Durrant

An introduction by Sian Williams, Director of External Policy and Innovation At Toynbee Hall we believe that we are each the expert on our own lives and experience. Listening to and learning from and with the people we work with in order to influence real systemic change is increasingly at the heart of our vision…
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Storytelling with Sinead

An Evening of Storytelling – Friday 30th November

On Friday 30th November, we’re hosting an evening of spoken word, storytelling and tales from the East End from a mix of London’s spoken word artists, storytellers and locals. Storytelling Night – Friday 30th November Then on Friday 30th November, we’re hosting an evening of Spoken Word, Storytelling and Tales from the East End from…
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4in10 Picking up the pieces event

Picking Up The Pieces – Toynbee Hall hosts event as part of London Challenge Poverty week

As part of the first ever London Challenge Poverty Week organised by the 4in10 network, we were joined by Matthew Ryder, the Deputy Mayor for Social Intergration and a range of voluntary sector orgainsations to discuss how we can support families affected by poverty. Organisations large and small supported the first ever London Challenge Poverty…
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