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

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

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

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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From Furthest to Near


Funded by London Councils we are currently delivering our second programme. We should start 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

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

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

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

SMALL SPACE, GROW MORE

 AN URBAN FOOD GROWING PROJECT