A £15,000 grant from London freemasons is helping to build new relationships throughout the community in Tower Hamlets.
People of all ages and cultural backgrounds in Tower Hamlets, East London, will continue to benefit from the Magic Me scheme, aimed at combating loneliness and improving intergenerational connections through art projects, thanks to the £15,000 grant from London freemasons.
Magic Me – the UK’s leading provider of intergenerational art projects – will provide regular activities to link older people with children, teenagers, and young adults.
Half of all older people in Tower Hamlets live in income deprivation, which impacts wellbeing and feelings of isolation.
The grant from London freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which is funded by freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.
Tham Huynh from Magic Me said: “We are extremely grateful to London freemasons for their generous grant which will allow us to continue our vital work and reach more people in East London.
“The support we give to both older and younger people makes a real difference to the community, and this grant will have a huge impact in helping us bring the generations together.”
Tony Shields, Metropolitan Grand Lodge Charity Steward commented: “Loneliness and isolation can affect anyone, so we’re proud to support Magic Me’s valuable work helping the community in Tower Hamlets.”