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Mainstream Grant funding increases

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 […]

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Tower Hamlets council grants distribution by electoral ward

Tower Hamlets council grants distribution by electoral ward

Analysis indicates that each resident of Spitalfields and Banglatown benefits from £107 of grants in contrast to Millwall residents who only get £2.30.

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Tower Hamlets – all the grants, all the wards, all the money (UPDATED)

Tower Hamlets – all the grants, all the wards, all the money (UPDATED)

Update 18 October 2014. Further analysis has led to the original figures for grant funds being revised upwards. Please see this new post for details. New analysis of Tower Hamlets Council documents shows the distribution by electoral ward of £6,752,416 of funds in four grant ‘pots’ to organisations across the Borough.  The four grant pots are […]

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Tower Hamlets Council grants by electoral ward (Detailed table)

Tower Hamlets Council grants by electoral ward (Detailed table)

Tower Hamlets Council documents show the distribution by electoral ward of £6,752,416 of funds in four grant ‘pots’ to organisations across the Borough.  The four grant pots are: £580,000 Community Faith Buildings Support Scheme (CFBS) £405,712  Community Chest £161,800 Community Events £5,604,904 Main Stream Grants (MSG) scheme The below is the full list of Tower Hamlets […]

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What is funded by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets ‘Special Projects’ unit?

What is funded by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets ‘Special Projects’ unit?

Payments in excess of £1m via a ‘Special Projects’ unit within Tower Hamlets council have been revealed by examination of Open Data and responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. The payments of £1,176,874 over four years have all been paid to Comensura Ltd, a recruitment agency managed services provider based in Luton. Tower Hamlets council has […]

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