We like working on new ideas with our project partners…
Since our first project back in 2009 we have worked with a whole host of different partners. From local authorities across West and North West London through to Housing Associations that cover areas from Berkshire to The City. We have worked with Primary, Secondary and Special Schools alongside youth centres and services that provide for families and the wider community. We have worked with museums, parks, galleries, libraries and even a sports centre. We are always keen to partner up and make great ideas happen. We are also very good and making amazing things happen with a very small budget!
Our projects are funded through one of two ways. We will apply for funds through grant applications or get commissioned to run projects that support local community engagement strategies. Some projects are small ideas which we develop, fundraise for and then deliver. In other cases organisations come to us to ask for something magical! We have found in the past the key to a success full project is engaging local people, so regardless of who funds the project we always make sure we listen to the needs of the local community.
Here is a snap-shot of a few of our favourite projects. Find out what we are currently up to via our twitter account @TWC_Projects.
This was a three year project to encourage young people from Hounslow to get involved in sports. We like to play it cool but even we got pretty excited when the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) awarded us a prestigious Inspire Mark and HOTS became the main London 2012 Olympic schools project for Hounslow.
This project initially started in Brentford and has since spread to other parts of London including Southall, Camden, Isleworth, Feltham and Fulham. The idea is simple: teach young people to take high quality photographs of their local area and then give them the tools to create digital masterpieces. As an added bonus, the artwork is then hung in run down and disused parts of the local area, thus making a genuinely positive difference. If you are wondering why this project is called Windows On…, the first batch of digital artwork was hung in the windows of a derelict building!
Another massive (and massively exciting) project. Over 5,000 young people, teachers and support staff in Haringey, Hounslow and Brent took part in this innovative and inspirational filmmaking experience over two years. Together we created two hundred and sixty films, shown at 23 screenings at five venues across London. ‘Living, Laughter, Life and Love’ – The Four ‘L’s.
Our aims are: developing young talent, working with communities, creating a portal for creative expression, creating a project with a lasting impact.
Together We Create Registered Charity Number 1140617