Our Community

Our Community 

Our commitment to the communities we are working in is to deliver our work with care and consideration and leave a lasting, positive legacy for London. 

Staff working on the Tideway project volunteer their time to support good causes across London, using their professional skills where they can so that we can have an even greater benefit for our charity partners.

Tideway’s community investment programme supports thousands of people across London.

Tideway supports hundreds of organisations through investment and staff volunteering.

In 2018/19 Tideway staff volunteered over 10,000 hours of their time to support our communities.

Volunteering at Tideway

Thames River Watch

Thames River Watch, run by environmental charity Thames21, is a ‘citizen science’ project funded by Tideway that involves community volunteers from across London helping to improve the public’s understanding of the health of the Thames and the challenges it faces.

The partnership has received great external recognition: in 2018 Tideway was proud to be named ‘Corporate Citizen of the Year’ at the Evening Standard Business Awards, in recognition of our work with Thames21; also in 2018 the programme won Best Community Partnership at the City of London Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards; and in 2019 it won Best Community Partnership at the Better Society Awards and a Bronze Award at the Global Good Awards.

The programme has had over 1,927 community volunteers.

who held 648 foreshore clean-ups.

The programme has collected more than 96,427 plastic bottles, 50% of them were water bottles.

Tideway and Thames21 partnership Thames River Watch

Active Row

London Youth Rowing (LYR)  aims to get children active through indoor and outdoor rowing. Tideway and Sport England fund LYR’s flagship programme, called Active Row.

The on-water part of the programme, takes place at eight venues on, or near, the river and includes ‘beginners’ regattas’ at Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre and Putney Embankment. 

The programme has engaged over 5,600 young people aged 11 to 18 years.

With 70 schools running clubs to encourage them to keep regularly active.

A big majority of teachers say "Active Row fulfils our legacy aim to bring London communities together."

Charitable Giving

Staff from across the Tideway project raise money for local and national good causes through charitable fundraising. Charities supported by the project are Single Homeless Project, Drive Forward Foundation and South London Cares.

Charities supported by our project teams include MacMillan Cancer Support, Trussell Trust – Deptford, London Wildlife Trust, Group B Strep Support, Sands End Associated Projects In Action, Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, Regenerate Rise and construction charity The Lighthouse Club. The project’s flagship charity fundraising event, which has raised more than £100,000 in the last three years, is the Oarsome Challenge.

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Open spaces
Open spaces

Open spaces

Find out more about the new areas of public realm we're creating to connect you and the River Thames.

Education programme

Education programme

Find out more about Tideway's engaging education programme.