About Us

About Us

Welcome to THICN

Tower Hamlets Island Community Network (THICN), is a new grassroots consortium supporting young people facing multiple/complex disadvantages on the Isle of Dogs.

Funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), THICN is one of a number of grass-roots neighbourhood partnerships funded in London as part of the MyEnds programme for 2 years until March 2023.

THICN is led by Osmani Trust, in partnership with Spotlight and Streets of Growth, who are all specialists in transforming the life trajectories of young people who have become marginalised by severe local poverty, unemployment and crime – particularly those from BAME communities who are disproportionately affected by these issues.

The THICN board is made up of key stakeholders including LBTH, THCVS, ELBA, Met Police, The Utilize Project, local young people and residents’ representatives.

THICN will work to reduce violence on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets London by working with key stakeholders, young people and local communities to provide a range of interventions, capacity building and support.

The THICN partners, along with partners in the council, police and wider voluntary sector will:

  • Provide a range of prevention, intervention and capacity building activities to prevent and address violence on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets
  • Work with partners, stakeholders and the local community to develop and promote a programme of activities
  • Engage youth networks and organisations, the local community, statutory organisations, business and voluntary sector groups to ensure they are an integral part of the programme
  • If you would like further information on the programme, get in contact with one of the partners, or to be kept informed about how things progress, contact Zakaria Hussain, Programme Manager THICN on zakaria.hussain@osmanitrust.org


    Consultation Map

    Take part in our mapping exercise to identify where you don`t feel safe on the Isle of Dogs. We are undertaking detached work to continue the conversation out and about in your neighbourhood


    What’s On The Island

    Your guide to events, activities and services for young people living, studying or working on the Isle of Dogs.


    THICN Grants Scheme

    Our grants scheme will be opening soon, designed to support local young people and act as a catalyst for action with up to £1000 available!

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