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Toynbee Hall celebrate £1.7 million HLF grant
Published: 8 Oct 2014
We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a £1.7 million grant towards the £13.4 million regeneration of the Toynbee Hall estate in East London.
The Heritage Lottery Fund award grants to sustain and transform the nations heritage. The Toynbee Hall grant will ensure the restoration and preservation of the Grade II listed Halls and will help drive forward our ambitious programme of heritage focused learning for our community, service users, schools and staff.
The project – which starts in autumn 2015 and completes in 2017 – provides us with a unique opportunity to conserve and share our heritage, as well as giving us the space to develop and strengthen our frontline service delivery to support the growing needs of our local community. It will allow us to engage 290,000 people in heritage focused learning and enable us to draw on this heritage to inform a future social policy and learning programme.
Toynbee Hall’s mission over the last 130 years has been focused on tackling poverty and disadvantage, the HLF grant will not only preserve our 130 year old halls but will allow us to use our heritage to inspire a new generation of social reformers to find new solutions to tackle poverty and inequality faced by many Londoners today.”
Graham Fisher, Toynbee Hall Chief Executive