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Graduates from a Money Mentors Course

Jemimah’s Story

Jemimah started as a participant on our Community Money Mentors course and now, she’s teaching it.

The Impact of our work in 2018

Read our latest Impact Review to see the extent of our work in 2017/18 Each year, we review the impact of our work to measure the numbers of people we’ve helped and see the difference this has made to the lives of individuals, our local community and beyond. In 2017/18, our advice services continued to…
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Your Community, Your Celebration Friday 28th December 10am – 3pm

Everyone is welcome, bring your friends, family members, and knock on a neighbour’s door if you think they are lonely…. Friday 28th December 10am – 3pm Toynbee Hall Wellbeing Centre, 52 Old Castle Street, London, E1 7AJ The East End has always had a proud tradition of community events where we share food, music and…
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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. 12:30pm – 3pm, Saturday 15th December at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS The “housing…
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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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