Welcome to the website of Aldgate & Allhallows Barking Exhibition Foundation.
We are an independent City of London based educational charity which awards grants. The Foundation makes grants that will benefit young people in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets and the City of London. Grants can be made to schools and organisations as well as individuals.
News of new grants awarded and recent press statements & photographs
Schools Funding Network
The Foundation is delighted to announce it has agreed to support a new ground breaking initiative by supporting a pilot project in conjuction with the Schools Funding Network Ltd involving all schools in Tower Hamlets. By virtue of a seed corn grant from the Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation, the Schools Funding Network will endeavour to improve fundraising standards and the raising of new funds in Tower Hamlets. With contacts and support across the education sector, this is expected to be a very successful initiative; a formal evaluation which will be undertaken by the Cass Business School is planned at the end of the first phase.
The Schools Funding Network works to give every pupil the opportunities to succeed by:
- Raising fundraising standards in schools
- Reducing the barriers that exist between educational stakeholders
- Bringing more funds and support into schools
The Foundation has awarded a number of grants to Clio's Company over many years and is pleased to include a number of photographs of a project that took place in 2011 at Allhallows By The Tower Church in the City of London.
Baited Hooks”, Tudors programme, and show Tower Hamlets children taking part in spring 2011 at All Hallows by the Tower. The shots are from the interactive drama, focusing on the fast-moving historical events of 1533, when Henry VIII had just married Anne Boleyn in secret.
The children then took part in a practical workshop featuring music, dance and quill pen writing, and follow-up work offered them the opportunity of taking over the story for themselves and deciding what happened next.
Museum of Childhood
The Foundation was delighted to learn that its name appears in the entrance lobby of the Museum of Childhood, which is part of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The Museum of Childhood is located in Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London. This is in recognition of the support given to the Museum over many years.
The Foundation was pleased to learn that the Magic Lantern charity has been awarded the Inspire Mark by the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG). This came about as a direct result of the funding given by the Foundation towards the Olympic Games 776BC to 2012AD Project, which enabled Magic Lantern to offer sessions to schools in Tower Hamlets free of charge.
The Foundation was pleased to see Geoffrey Streatfeild, as one of the students it has supported, appear in the BBC's Spooks programme recently. The Foundation supported Geoffrey whilst he was undertaking his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in the late 1990s.
The Foundation has awarded a grant to the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust towards the Primary Specialism Pilot Programme in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This is a new national initiative and will involve Cayley, Cyril Jackson, Mayflower, Sir William Burrough, Harbinger and Woolmore Primary Schools.
Aldgate and Allhallows Foundation has already supported twelve secondary schools in Tower Hamlets with grants towards their bids for designation as specialist schools.
For more information please click on the following link
St. Paul's Cathedral Foundation
St. Paul's Cathedral Press Release
St. Paul's welcomes 8,000 Tower Hamlets pupils
St. Paul's celebrates success of its Tower Hamlets outreach programme
LONDON (September 2009)
St. Paul's Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has successfully completed its three year Tower Hamlets outreach programme. Over the last three years 68 primary in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have visited the Cathedral as part of the programme run the Cathedral's Education Department.
The aim of the Tower Hamlets outreach programme is to strengthen the Cathedral's links with its surrounding community and to encourgage local children to discover more about the Cathedral and its unique historical importance.
Over the last three years, all primary schools in Tower Hamlets have benefited from dramatically reduced entry rates and have also been offered discounted educational themed tours of the Cathedral.
Laura Arends, Head of Education at St. Paul's Cathedral said; "This project has been a great opportunity for St. Paul's to build relationships with our neighbours. We encourage people of all beliefs to visit St. Paul's and this programme has been a wonderful chance to demonstrate that St. Paul's welcomes everybody and belongs to all Londoners regardless of their faith."
Richard Foley, the Clerk and Chief Executive of the Aldgate and All Hallows Foundation said; "The Foundation is delighted to be supporting this well thought out and managed educational project, which has offered such a large number of pupils from across Tower Hamlets, a chance to visit and appreciate the historical significance of one of our country's most recognisable buildings. It is gratifying to see that the programme has had such an impact and is now to be expanded more widely across east London."
The project was generously funded by the Aldgate and All Hallows Barking Exhibition Foundation. Following the success of this programme, it will now be rolled out to the London Borough of Hackney.
For more information please contact Hannah Talbot, Press & Communications Officer, St Paul's Cathedral on 020 7246 8321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
- St. Paul's is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of London, which it has served for over 1,400 years. The current building has become a potent symbol of the life of a nation and is also one of the worls most beautiful buildings. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the late seventeenth century, its stones have absorbed the hopes, fears, sorrows and joys of generations and stand as an eduring symbol of our communion with those gone before and those still to come. Each year nearly two million people flock to the Cathedral for services, concerts, debates, educational events performing arts and sightseeing. All are most welcome.
- The Aldgate and All Hallows Foundation is a City of London based educational charity, which promotes participation and achievement in education. The Foundation offers support to both individuals and organisations with the cost of education, which is not provided by either local or central government. Beneficiaries must be under the age of twenty five and resident of either the City of London or the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The Foundation was very pleased to have funded the Unicorn's Theatre's Interact Programme involving schools in Tower Hamlets. The project was subsequently the subject of a research and evaluation report, which was funded by our sister charity, Sir John Cass's Foundation. A copy of the publication can be downloaded below.
Festival of Education
The Chairman (John Hall), Deputy Chairman (Billy Whitbread) and Governors Kevin Everett and Marianne Fredericks, along with Clerk and Chief Executive (Richard Foley) attended the Festival of Education at Wellington College in Berkshire on the 23rd and 24th June 2012.
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