Category: News

Speak it! 2018

Our youth poetry competition took place last week giving young people an introduction to spoken word and opera. Our newest youth project Speak it!, a supercharged introduction to spoken work, took place last week in partnership with longstanding supporter Proms at St Jude’s and their principal sponsor Investec. Over the last month, young people aged…
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Volunteers Week 2018

Every year, 1st – 7th June is Volunteers Week. This is when we celebrate the invaluable contribution of our volunteers. Our services depend on the commitment and dedication of volunteers and has done since our founding in 1884. We want to thank all of our volunteers past and present for their vital contributions and for…
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Michael Sheen at the Redesigning FInancial Services Conference

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publish high cost credit review

Today sees the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) high cost credit review. Sian Williams, Toynbee Hall’s Director of Policy, said: “At Toynbee Hall we see clients every day who are struggling to buy food, heat their homes or pay their rent because they are overpaying on high-cost credit, with disastrous consequences for their…
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The 2018 London Legal Walk

On a beautiful Monday evening in Central London, walkers from Toynbee Hall took part in the London Legal Support Trust’s annual 10km legal walk to raise funds for free legal advice centres across London and the South East. We walked in support of our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) which celebrates its 120th anniversary this…
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Celebrating London’s Debt Advice Heroes

On Friday 4th May, Toynbee Hall hosted the annual Capitalise Conference at The Foundry in Oval, where all 28 debt advice providers who make up the Capitalise Debt Advice partnership get together. The conference is an opportunity to share experiences, highlight the successes and look at how we can provide better advice to people facing…
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The Cave is officially open!

Young people on Make it! have built their own crowdfunded indoor cave for the community to use all year round. On Thursday 26th April, the cave (which was completed over the course of a 3 day community project) was officially opened. This will now be open for the public to use for free in a…
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Roman Road LDN features Toynbee Hall in their Good Causes

Roman Road LDN, a local social enterprise which produces an online magazine, highlights the work and future plans of Toynbee Hall. Roman Road LDN, a local social enterprise which produces an online magazine, highlights the work of Toynbee Hall and our future plans. Supported by Roman Road Trust and London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Roman…
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Toynbee Hall to re-establish Residential Voluntary Work programme

Interested in the Arts, Heritage or Research? Passionate about social action? You could become one of our new Residential Voluntary Workers. The application window is now open for the Residential Voluntary Work programme. This is a real opportunity for early career artists, storytellers, innovators and social researchers to be involved in an established charity. The…
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New ‘Cavefunder’ to build all-weather play facility and tackle childhood obesity in Tower Hamlets

We’re crowdfunding for an all-weather caving activity created by young people, for young people. We did it! We are delighted to say that we have reached out target and the cave is soon to become a reality. Thank you to everyone who supported us and backed the project. This would not have been possible without…
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Sir Henry Brooke

We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of one of our most passionate supporters, Sir Henry Brooke. We are sad to note the passing of Sir Henry Brooke, a tireless and passionate supporter of legal aid and access to justice. We were proud to count him as a loyal supporter and friend.…
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