Thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need, BDCA’s Children & Families and Poverty Response teams have been working together to run the Growing Strong Project since 2017. The programme supports children and young people in Newham affected by food poverty and housing insecurity.


We help local children at risk of hunger to thrive and grow stronger by providing healthy food, educational support, recreational activities, safe places to play and access to donated toys, clothes and equipment.


If you feel your child would benefit, just drop-in to our sessions or feel free to call us for more information.


If you work for a foodbank, charity, social services or a school, please complete this referral form and email it to growingstrong@bonnydowns.org to signpost local children in need.


Children and young people from families experiencing problems with housing or food poverty are invited to enjoy our free services and activities:


Saturday Space - weekly drop-in group for 5 and a half to 14 year olds with games,  homework support, workshops, crafts, sports and healthy lunch from 10:30am - 12:30pm on Saturdays at The Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion.


Tots Haven Toddler Group - Parent/Carers can bring their children under 5 years to enjoy a story time, singing, crafts and healthy breakfast from 9:30 - 11am on Friday mornings at The Well during school term time.


Kids Bank - distributing donated clothing, uniform, school equipment, sports equipment, toys and equipment during the Tots Haven  sessions (open from 9:30—11am on Fridays in term time at The Well).

We also run free activities that require booking in advance so please call us on 0208 586 7070 extension number 204 to book your child's place on the following activities:

Holiday Club - 3 week play scheme from 10am-3pm (sports, games, crafts, trips, creative workshops) and healthy lunches during the summer holidays. 


Christmas gift giving - We distribute new donated toys to those in need.

Growing Strong Project


Working together to change lives and transform our community!

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