Mainstream Grant funding increases

One of the many problems of trying to make sense of how Tower Hamlets Council allocates grants is that the documentation is inconsistent. An example of this is the main PDF file that refers to the allocation of Mainstream Grants (MSG) awards,  01c Appendix 1 Collated Reports by funding stream for Cabinet Final – 301112.pdf  [PDF file will open in new window]

While other council documents have one field that identifies the grant amount the document for the Mainstream Grants has two fields. One is for the amount the organisation applied for and the other is the amount awarded to the organisation.

In some instances the two amounts are the same but in other instances the council seems to have awarded organisations significantly more than they asked for.

The reason for this is not known. The 86 instances where this has happened are shown below. To put this data into context please see Tower Hamlets council grants distribution by electoral ward.

Mainstream Grants awards increases over and above grant sums requested by applicants.

Organisation NameGrant PotWardPostcodeAmount applied forAmount awardedIncrease
£1,553,319£2,958,680£1,405,361
Account3 LtdMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 6JY£15,000£156,000£141,000
Tower Hamlets Law CentreMainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 1BJ£145,207£265,000£119,793
Limehouse ProjectMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7EY£107,045£207,000£99,955
Bromley by Bow CentreMainstream GrantsBromley-by-BowE3 3BT£30,000£80,000£50,000
Wapping Bangladesh Association (WBA) Youth ClubMainstream GrantsSt. Katharine's and WappingE1W 2QD£35,000£80,000£45,000
Age Concern Tower HamletsMainstream GrantsBethnal Green NorthE2 9LU£36,000£80,000£44,000
Tower Hamlets Opportunity GroupMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 8AP£100,000£140,000£40,000
Account3 LtdMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 6JY£36,000£76,000£40,000
Limehouse ProjectMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7EY£62,980£100,000£37,020
Ocean Somali Community AssociationMainstream GrantsMile End EastE3 4AA£39,000£75,000£36,000
Stifford TJRS TRAMainstream GrantsSt. Dunstan's and Stepney GreenE1 3JG£22,500£58,000£35,500
Limehouse ProjectMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7EY£15,000£45,000£30,000
Rainbow HamletsMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 6JY£10,000£40,000£30,000
Ocean Somali Community AssociationMainstream GrantsMile End EastE3 4AA£25,000£55,000£30,000
Toyhouse Libraries Association of Tower HamletsMainstream GrantsMile End EastE3 4AL£15,000£45,000£30,000
Somali Integration Team (SIT)Mainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE1 5QN£7,500£37,000£29,500
Step Forward (Tower Hamlets)Mainstream GrantsWeaversE2 0AA£15,000£40,000£25,000
East London Asian Family CounsellingMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 6HG£15,000£40,000£25,000
Women's Health and Family ServicesMainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 5HU£12,000£36,000£24,000
Bethnal Green United Football ClubMainstream GrantsWeaversE2 7QH£3,500£25,000£21,500
Island Advice CentreMainstream GrantsBlackwall and Cubitt TownE14 3PG£44,065£65,000£20,935
SPLASHMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 0AE£15,000£35,000£20,000
Glamis Adventure PlaygroundMainstream GrantsShadwellE1W 3EG£10,000£30,000£20,000
Ocean Somali Community AssociationMainstream GrantsMile End EastE3 4AA£41,000£60,750£19,750
Women's Health and Family ServicesMainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 5HU£21,250£40,000£18,750
Chinese Association of Tower HamletsMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7HA£16,700£33,750£17,050
Mudchute AssociationMainstream GrantsBlackwall and Cubitt TownE14 3HP£24,000£40,000£16,000
Stifford TJRS TRAMainstream GrantsSt. Dunstan's and Stepney GreenE1 3JG£30,000£45,000£15,000
Wadajir Somali Community CentreMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0EG£10,000£25,000£15,000
Step Forward (Tower Hamlets)Mainstream GrantsWeaversE2 0AA£15,000£30,000£15,000
Wadajir Somali Community CentreMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0EG£27,000£40,000£13,000
Kollun Wapping Women's CentreMainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 1PJ£7,500£20,000£12,500
Volunteer Centre Tower HamletsMainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 6BD£22,500£35,000£12,500
Chisenhale Dance SpaceMainstream GrantsBow WestE3 5QZ£20,000£32,000£12,000
Al Majidiah TrustMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 0HW£14,439£25,000£10,561
Sports Network CouncilMainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 1HL£10,000£20,000£10,000
Neighbours In PoplarMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 0EH£15,000£25,000£10,000
Community of Refugees from VietnamMainstream GrantsBlackwall and Cubitt TownE14 3BA£5,000£15,000£10,000
Glamis Adventure PlaygroundMainstream GrantsShadwellE1W 3EG£15,000£25,000£10,000
Horwood Estate Bangla SchoolMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 0EG£15,000£25,000£10,000
Somali Senior Citizens ClubMainstream GrantsWeaversE2 6DT£36,000£46,000£10,000
Black Women's Health and Family SupportMainstream GrantsBethnal Green NorthE2 9LU£10,000£20,000£10,000
Ocean Somali Community AssociationMainstream GrantsMile End EastE3 4AA£7,500£17,280£9,780
Stifford TJRS TRAMainstream GrantsSt. Dunstan's and Stepney GreenE1 3JG£15,000£23,000£8,000
Kingsley Hall Community CentreMainstream GrantsBromley-by-BowE3 3HJ£7,500£15,000£7,500
Poplar Bangladeshi Community ProjectMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0NU£5,000£12,000£7,000
Boundary Community SchoolMainstream GrantsWeaversE2 7EY£8,750£15,000£6,250
ShobujshathiMainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 3BS£15,000£21,000£6,000
East End Community SchoolMainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 6EA£15,000£21,000£6,000
Lincoln Hall PreschoolMainstream GrantsBromley-by-BowE3 3PR£26,000£32,000£6,000
Horwood Estate Bangla SchoolMainstream GrantsBethnal Green SouthE2 0EG£9,913£15,000£5,087
Women's Health and Family ServicesMainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 5HU£21,000£26,000£5,000
Society LinksMainstream GrantsSt. Katharine's and WappingE1 8JX£5,000£10,000£5,000
City GatewayMainstream GrantsSt. Katharine's and WappingE1 8ND£15,000£20,000£5,000
Wadajir Somali Community CentreMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0EG£10,000£15,000£5,000
Black Women's Health and Family SupportMainstream GrantsBethnal Green NorthE2 9LU£21,000£26,000£5,000
Soundtek Carrom Club UKMainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 2LX£5,000£9,000£4,000
Chinese Association of Tower HamletsMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7HA£3,750£7,550£3,800
Limehouse Welfare AssociationMainstream GrantsSt. Dunstan's and Stepney GreenE14 7PX£3,750£7,550£3,800
Poplar Bangladeshi Community ProjectMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0NU£6,220£10,000£3,780
Magic MeMainstream GrantsMile End and Globe TownE2 9PF£15,000£18,500£3,500
Stifford TJRS TRAMainstream GrantsSt. Dunstan's and Stepney GreenE1 3JG£7,750£11,000£3,250
Udichi Shilpi Gosthi Creative Enterprise Network (CEN)Mainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 5HU£3,750£7,000£3,250
Culloden Bangladeshi Parents AssociationMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0NU£3,750£7,000£3,250
Culloden Bangladeshi Parents AssociationMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0NU£3,750£7,000£3,250
Associates of Community Trust (UK)Mainstream GrantsWeaversE2 6BZ£3,750£7,000£3,250
Newark Youth LondonMainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 1HQ£15,000£18,000£3,000
Limehouse ProjectMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7EY£12,000£15,000£3,000
Limehouse ProjectMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 7EY£15,000£18,000£3,000
St. Hilda's East Community CentreMainstream GrantsWeaversE2 7EY£15,000£18,000£3,000
Isle of Dogs Bangladeshi Association and Cultural CentreMainstream GrantsBlackwall and Cubitt TownE14 3HG£4,750£7,500£2,750
Poplar Bengali Community OrganisationMainstream GrantsLimehouseE14 0DA£3,750£6,300£2,550
Bangladesh Football Association (UK)Mainstream GrantsWhitechapelE1 2LX£7,500£10,000£2,500
East End Community SchoolMainstream GrantsSpitalfields and BanglatownE1 6EA£5,000£7,500£2,500
Wadajir Somali Community CentreMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0EG£5,000£7,500£2,500
Poplar Bangladeshi Community ProjectMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0NU£2,500£5,000£2,500
Cubitt Town Bangladeshi Cultural OrganisationMainstream GrantsBlackwall and Cubitt TownE14 9DE£2,500£5,000£2,500
Boundary Community SchoolMainstream GrantsWeaversE2 7EY£7,500£10,000£2,500
Black Women's Health and Family SupportMainstream GrantsBethnal Green NorthE2 9LU£3,500£5,000£1,500
Wadajir Somali Community CentreMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 0EG£6,250£7,500£1,250
Teviot Bangladeshi Cultural Community GroupMainstream GrantsEast India and LansburyE14 6PY£3,750£5,000£1,250
Alpha Grove CentreMainstream GrantsMillwallE14 8LH£13,750£15,000£1,250
Hermitage Mother Tongue and Study Support CentreMainstream GrantsSt. Katharine's and WappingE1W 1LG£3,750£5,000£1,250
Bijoy Youth GroupMainstream GrantsShadwellE1W 3HB£3,750£5,000£1,250
ELT Baptist ChurchMainstream GrantsMile End EastE3 4TU£11,250£12,500£1,250
Baitul Mamur AcademyMainstream GrantsMile End and Globe TownE2 0QN£2,500£3,500£1,000
Please see other posts on Love Wapping (www.lovewapping.org) for context.

 

It may be the case that other grant types (CFSB, Community Chest, Community Events) have also been subject to increases but this documentation is not available.