HOW VILLAGES AND TOWNS IN BENGAL DRESSED LONDON LADIES IN THE 17TH, 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES


A very exciting and unique project was recently delivered by the Trust. It involved recruiting volunteers from London's diverse communities to research and recreate historical costumes worn by ladies in the UK that were made from Bengal textiles. More

Picture taken by one of the project participants who never used a camera prior to joining the programme

The Trust has just received confirmation of Awards for All (Big Lottery) funding to run a unique urban food growing project. The project has several distinct phases, covering training, planting, harvesting and cooking activities. 

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A community-led charity with a long history of local action, set up in 1982 as the St Mary's Centre to respond to the severe  levels of housing and social deprivation existing in the area. The name was later changed to Stepney Community Trust

We value diversity, welcome everyone regardless of background, support the disadvantaged and work to achieve equal opportunities and social inclusion!

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 AN URBAN FOOD GROWING PROJECT

From Furthest to Near


Funded by London Councils we are currently delivering our second programme. We started our third programme in April 2015. The project is aimed at hard to reach BME women to go through a three stage pilot programme - traditional confidence building and skills training; creative activities using drama, photography and public surveys; intense job search, CV construction, interview techniques and voluntary work. More

Who should apply to volunteer?


Members of London’s diverse communities, particularly from the East London area, are invited to apply. This project is particularly suitable for individuals who are interested in developing their knowledge and learning about how scientific discoveries and technological innovation influenced East India Company ship building and navigation. We are not looking for established academics and historians or professional ship model makers to join the project. Please click for information, an application Form and work planMonday 27 July 2015.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION IN EAST INDIAMEN SHIPPING (1600-1858)


PROJECT LAUNCH – 24 June 2015


We had a great launch of the project on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at the St Matthias Community Centre. The turnout and the levels of interest were fantastic. The invited speakers talked about the East India Company, sources of information on East Indiamen shipping and provided information about a number of different ships and how they were constructed.  We look forward to receiving many applications from a wide range of individuals from our diverse communities to become volunteer heritage explorers for the project.

Traditional Skills and Entrepreneurial Women (TSEW)


We ran this project between August 2012 and June 2013, designed to create opportunities for Bangladeshi women who lack current jobs related skills but have traditional skills that can be developed self employed or starting their own businesses. Project end Grand Bazaar pictures below where the participants showcased and sold their goods and services direct to the public. More

Changing the Trend


A Tower Hamlets Council funded project to run a 24 months lifelong learning and employment support project. It is similar to the From Farthest to Near project but mainly focuses on developing employment related skills. Currently there are twenty individuals on the programme. For more details please contact Ambeah on 020 7377 5482 or ambeah@stepney.org.uk. More