iOi at Home brings The Institute of Imagination’s creative workshops and programmes directly into your home. Find out more about the current projects we're running here.

What is iOi at Home?

In this new normal we believe creativity and imagination is more important than ever. We want our activities to be available in person as well as also in the home. That’s why we are launching iOi at Home: creative projects that you can do from your kitchen table, your sofa or even from your phone!

iOi at Home is all about building new skills, supporting wellbeing and helping to adapt to our rapidly changing world. We want to support children aged 5 – 12 and their parents, carers and teachers with playful learning programmes. It’s about building confidence and aspiration, particularly for those who need it most.

Our iOi at Home creativity programmes will be available via new online channels and supported with digital tools. We recognise that not everyone has access to these tools so to accompany iOi at Home we are also launching a Digital Lending Library. It’s a lending system for those who don’t have access to digital devices or internet connectivity. Digital lending will ensure that everyone can access our interactive online workshops with our dedicated imagination practitioners.

iOi at Home will launch in targeted communities across London, before being made available more widely.


Our first iOi at Home programme will focus on the London borough of Newham. You can find out more about what we’ll be up to here.

Beginning in the autumn of 2020, our iOi at Home pilot programme ‘Flying Futures’ will provide videos, resources and access to creative digital apps to help children play with aerodynamics. We’ll also provide challenges and tutorials to create virtual simulations.

Supported by Rolls-Royce, we’ll be working with community partners to bring these experiences directly to Newham families.

Want to get involved?

If you are a community partner or school in Newham and would like to get involved, please submit your details using this form.

If you’re a family in Newham and you would like to sign up to our iOi at Home programme and to find out more about digital lending, please complete this online form

If you’re a partner organisation looking into sponsorship opportunities then there are a range of ways you can support the Institute of Imagination. We would love to work with you to find how you can make a real difference for children and families, in a way that means something to you. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us: Stephanie Dittmer, Head of Development at or telephone on 020 7494 9153.

Find out about other ways you can support the Institute of Imagination: philanthropy trusts and foundations corporate partnerships volunteering iOi in action Imagination Matters

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