The 2017 CanDo ROUND is now OPEN for Project Support Applications.


Click below to download our 2017 Application form.



DEADLINE for applications: 5pm on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

CanDo Application form 2017
Click on the link below to download.
Microsoft Word document [3.3 MB]
Can Do FLYER 2017
Click here to download details of the 2017 CanDo Programme
Can do 2017 flyer.docx
Microsoft Word document [480.9 KB]



Thanks to Comic Relief for supporting CanDo

in 2017 & 2018


"Can Do" 2016 VIDEO:                           

"Can Do" 2014 VIDEO:                           

Images of some of our successful Can Do projects:

2014 Can Do Project ~ "Cubitt Mums United"

Island House has coordinated the CanDo Community Led Projects since 2009.

Each year, our Community Development Workers recruit, train, support and provide financial support to local volunteers to start up new healthy lifestyle activities for their peers or estate.


Individuals (not organisations) can apply to our local Community Assessment Panel for upto £500 for new activities that are promoting one or more of the following CanDo priorities:

    SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (increasing regular physical activity)

    IMPROVING ENVIRONMENT (community action projects)

    HEALTHY EATING (including food growing projects)

    MENTAL WELLBEING (targetting specific areas of mental well-being).


This project is currently funded by Comic Relief with support from Tower Hamlets Public Health and Island Health Trust. .


Across the borough, we have helped coordinate the establishment of 428 volunteer led healthy lifestyle projects in Tower Hamlets up to September 2016.





For more details, contact one of the

Can Do Coordinators

for SE and SW Tower Hamlets based at Island House




Tel. 0207 531 0312



Island House
Roserton Street
Isle of Dogs

London E14 3PG
T: 020 7531 0310


Reg. charity # 1110519

Island House News:

CanDo 2017 is now CLOSED for new applications


WELCOME to Isabel White, a new Peer-Support Coordinator for our Community Parents project, who started work in January 2017.


MOVING ON:  Best wishes to Samuel Olusile and Zena Hewlett who are leaving our team and moving to new pastures. We thank them for all their dedication and hard work and wish them all the very best for the future. 


CONGRATULATIONS to our Centre Director, Steve Hill, on receiving a 2016 Community Champions Award  from Canary Wharf Group in November 2016


IH Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the new Chairm of Island House Trustees is Mr Tony Alderman. Tony has worked with Island House's Management Committee and staff for many years and is a great asset to the centre.


Belly Dancing

Beginners are very Welcome! New sessions are 6-7pm on Tuesdays at The Cabin, St Leonards Rd in Poplar. Contact Jayne on 020 3069 7401 or Dee on 020 517 2600 for more info


Volunteering Opportunities

Our Peer-Support project are recruiting new Community Parents Click here for more information or call 020 7531 0314 


Click here for Tower Hamlets idea Store Online Directory -


OR go to our Tower Hamlets Local Links Mapping page for more personalised information on local facilities and resources:

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