Tower Hamlets Island Community Network (THICN) – MyEnds Partnership

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

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 as part of the MyEnds programme.

THICN is lead 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.

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, with support from THCVS have been meeting regularly to plan and mobilise the programme.

Over the coming months, the programme 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 to discuss the project, get in contact with one of the partners, or to be kept informed about how things progress, contact Zakaria Hussian at Osmani Trust on