WHO ARE ONE NEWHAM MEMBERS?
Our members are civil society organisations, small and large, that work in the London Borough of Newham who work for the benefit of residents and communities of Newham. Membership is free and open to organisations that support One Newham’s vision and values.
Age UK East London
Age UK East London is an independent local charity. We've been working in our communities alongside older people for over 30 years. We have more than 80 dedicated staff and over 100 regular volunteers helping us to deliver services right across East London.
We are a brand partner of Age UK - the national charity formed from the merger of Help the Aged and Age Concern England.
Ambition Aspire Achieve (AAA Zone)
Ambition Aspire Achieve(AAA) was founded because of a longstanding desire to provide opportunities for children and young people in the London Borough of Newham and surrounding areas. AAA now delivers a wide range of projects and services from both hubs and across local communities in Newham. Our work particularly focuses on and supports children and young people most in need, including those with disabilities or additional needs.
Ascension Church Centre
Ascension Church is a Church in the Community, for the Community in the 21st Century.As a parish Church we are committed to developing effective ways of communicating the gospel of Jesus to those in our community. We are working alongside individuals and groups to see Gods Kingdom grow in Custom House, seeking to live as witnesses to Jesus in all we do.
Bangladeshi Parents and Carers Association
BPCA is a specialist voluntary organisation working with people with multiple disabilities. We provide culturally appropriate tailored support and care in our Day Centres or in their own home, where our qualified and diverse staff create a nurturing, friendly and fun environment. Our recreational, educational and wellbeing programmes enable our users to develop social skills, giving them the tools to integrate into the community and exercise their independence and choice.
Bet Know More UK
We are a gambling support service, with a mission to provide support and education services to address problematic issues caused by gambling. Betknowmore UK is working tirelessly to raise awareness, deliver more support services and through education, create more understanding about gambling related harm. We have set up a gambling support hub in London and our services aid both individuals and other stakeholders.
Bonny Downs Community Foundation
BDCA is a dynamic community-led charity that has been serving the residents of East Ham since 1998. We strive to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of life of local people by promoting community cohesion, tackling isolation, encouraging healthier lifestyles and addressing the root causes of poverty.
CARAMEL ROCK is an educational charity that provides training and job opportunities. We focus on empowering and supporting young people to access varied training and opportunities within the fashion industry. We provide services for people of different academic levels and age groups including young students on the verge of being expelled from school and seeking an intervention with our creative approach.
Caritas Anchor House
Caritas Anchor House is a homelessness charity providing accommodation and life-skills support for single homeless adults. Our driving mission is to ensure that those who walk through our doors grow in confidence and move towards leading independent, self-fulfilling lives by providing education, guidance and personal rehabilitation. Caritas Anchor House works with vulnerable groups including those affected by homelessness, unemployment, mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and offending.
Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. We are best known for the Living Wage Campaign which we started 20 years ago. We are the founding alliance of Citizens UK and have 23 paying members in Newham. We are the home of community organising in the UK. Our diverse member organisations include schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, parents groups, health practice, charities and trade unions. We help these members to develop leaders, so they can participate in public life and hold politicians and other decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them.
City Harvest puts surplus food to good use in a sustainable way. We get surplus food safely to the hungry. While thousands of Londoners go hungry each day, safe, healthy and usable food is being disposed of.
City Harvest collects this nutritious surplus food from all segments of the food industry including restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers.
Community Food Enterprise
We are an award-winning social enterprise Food Business and a registered charity that is rooted in East London and was founded in 2002.
Our aim is to alleviate food poverty as well as develop a viable and sustainable food business that will provide training, capacity building, and employment opportunities for residents of East London.
Echo is a community Echo is a community where people help each other by sharing skills and talents, using time as a currency - the Echo currency. It’s a simple exchange rate, 1 Echo = 1 hour of your time and everyone’s time is valued equally. It’s a great way to build your skill set, grow your project or business, and expand your network by offering the skills and talents you have, for those you need.
WE HOLD PERPETRATORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACCOUNTABLE AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR THEREBY INCREASING SAFETY OF THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN
WE OFFER THEM COUNSELLING AND EDUCATION TO ENABLE THEM CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOUR
Frames Of Mind
Frames Of Mind is a new charitable organisation based in E15. We specialise in using digital arts as a platform for creative expression, to give people a voice.
Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, and marginalised groups through engagement in meaningful creative processes.
We deliver bespoke projects and digital inclusion training for elders to combat isolation.
Hopeful Futures is a Community Interest Company offering innovative community services for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who live in Newham.
IROKO Theatre Company
IROKO uses particularly African arts, culture and heritage as a way to enhance education, skills, health and wellbeing of people of all ages, abilities and nationalities. Beneficiaries of our services include, Children and Young People, Families; Older People; people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; People recovering from mental health issues; People living with mild/moderate dementia; Young Offenders; Refugees and Asylum seekers; People with English as a second language, etc.
Minhaj ul Quran International
Minhaj-ul-Quran International, works to promote peace, tolerance, interfaith harmony and education, tackle extremism and terrorism, engage with young Muslims for religious moderation, promote womens rights, development and empowerment, and provide social welfare and promotion of human rights.
Craft Market based in Royal Docks and Beckton. A space for old crafters and new crafters to grow and learn about running a craft business. We do mentoring plus help with guidance to which weblinks can help them. Voluntary work. We have a fixed spot in Newham and then work alongside eg: RDLAC & Civic
Newham Community Project
Based in London Borough of Newham, mainly supporting International students and the youth.
Plaistow South Big Local
South Plaistow is one of 150 areas selected by the Big Lottery to receive funds from a 200 million 10-year programme to ensure lottery good causes money is fairly distributed. Plaistow South Big Local is about bringing together the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make the area an even better place to live.
We provide expert support to migrants and refugees in the UK. Every year we help some 2,000 people through immigration advice, housing and peer support groups. We take a holistic approach recognising that people are complex, and so are their problems. Our services have evolved over time, adapting to the changing needs and circumstances of our users. We have become the leading expert in finding pathways out of destitution and supporting migrants facing homelessness, as well as survivors of trafficking and domestic violence, young people, EU citizens and long term residents struggling to find the support they need. We are commissioned to provide specialist immigration advice by other organisations, and we work with local authorities to improve services for migrant residents through advice, training, and promotion of best practices.
Rights & Equalities in Newham
We work with partners and stakeholders with the aim to eliminate racial discrimination and promote equality of opportunity, justice and good relations between persons of different racial groups.
We work across all BAME communities and work with all ages, our current focus is young people at risk of serious violence aged 10 - 25; adults at risk or as victims of hate crime; youth clubs and outreach activities
Roma Support Group
Since 1998 the RSG has worked with thousands of Roma families, offering them a variety of services, engaging the Roma community in all aspects of running and managing the organisation and promoting an understanding of Roma culture in the UK. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Roma refugees and migrants by helping them to overcome prejudice, isolation and vulnerability. It is also our objective to make the public aware of Roma culture, heritage and current situation of Roma refugees and migrants in the UK through cultural and informative events and publications.
Rotary Club of Stratford
Rotary Club of Stratford is a humanitarian and community service organisation formed of local businessmen, professional and community leaders who are passionate about making a difference in local and wider community.
The club is involved in Youth support activities, environmental activities like tree planting, Polio eradication, Stroke awareness at the moment, however once the club is fully chartered, there will be many more activities.
Royal Docks Welfare Association
Our organisation was formed in 2015 with the purpose of assisting and benefiting the local community by providing and facilitating vital services for the community of Royal Docks area. We hold weekly workshops which are attended by people of all nationalities and age ranging from little children to old age pensioners. During these gathering we advise people on anti social behaviour, prevention of drugs, knife and gun crimes etc. We hold festive celebrations for our local communities. We hold female social circles and is open for all. We held an open day for the community for community cohesion which was attended by residents and councillors, food and refreshments was provided. We hold youths events such as annual bbq. We provide after school tuition service for the youths every weekend. We have always worked with other local centres and councillors and have at all times established a good relationship and still continue to do so
Salem Health Project (SHP)
SHP is a health organization set up to promote health, prevent major chronic diseases and level health inequality among Black Africans, primarily for French Speaking Community, of all ages and genders, through raising awareness, giving advice and information, educating people, campaigns such as: HIV testing, Sickle cell or breast and bowel cancer screening, substance misuse etc, advocacy and support.
Startnow CIC provides tech entrepreneurship training to young adults and adults from the BAME background. We provide them with the tools, frameworks, knowhow and the right mindset to get their business idea off the ground and build resilient businesses. We want to reduce the gap in startup skills & knowhow in the BAME community. Our founders bring together over 20 yrs of experience in UX, product development, accounting & business strategy while working with some of the brightest startups, enterprises & public sector in areas such as - Aerospace, Banking, Insurance, Media, Adtech, Defence, MoD, Coroners service, Construction, gaming & Publishing.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre
Stratford Circus Arts Centre is a vibrant place to create and experience art through world-class theatre, dance, music and circus and visual exhibitions and we present work for families, young people and adults. We support national, international and East London artists to create new work that is relevant to local people, connecting artists and audiences to help them find authentic voices.
The Brit Foundation
Community and social activities, including foodbank. The Brit Foundation was formed in March 2018 by people who have a vision of a society where people of all backgrounds are not only tolerated but respected and appreciated. We believe this can only be done by celebrating our rich diversity as well as learning about both our individual and shared heritage.
The Magpie Project
We support women with children under 5 who are living in temporary or insecure housing in Newham and surrounding boroughs. We provide a support network, social connection, referrals to specialist and universal services, and try to make sure that time spent in temporary accommodation does not have long-term adverse consequences for mothers and children.
The Red Carpet UK
We are an organisation who provides a platform for local and up and coming artist to share their work. Working with Music, Spoken word, Poetry, Comedy and Visual Art. We help to set up collaborations mentoring young people within the arts, giving opportunity for work experience and development.
The Renewal Programme
We support those who are facing multiple challenges - they might be a carer, migrant or refugee without access to public funds, suffering with homelessness, experiencing poverty, or unable to communicate in English. With our support, they can start to turn their lives around. We are a multi-service charity, our work takes a very holistic yet personal approach. We provide the tools and direction to address an array of challenges.
The Urban Mindfulness Foundation CIC
The Urban Mindfulness Foundation provide structured and bespoke Secular Mindfulness Training Programmes focused on multicultural community building, social and environmental justice and alleviation of all forms of identity based harm using mindfulness, compassion and insight trainings that leads to personal and collective wellbeing. Offering regular drop in sessions, affinity group work and cross cultural mindful dialogue training, the Urban Mindfulness Foundation work towards ending racism.
We are a movement of churches, groups and individuals who are seeking the good of Newham by praying and doing things in joined up ways. We encourage followers of Jesus to collaborate in prayer and action, to seek the welfare of our city and particularly we partner churches, individuals and groups, to connect the followers of Jesus together, to link people to resources and places, to encourage existing work, to catalyze new initiatives.
UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic
We offer free legal advice and representation on social welfare law issues to people in the local community in Newham and the surrounding boroughs. We are staffed by qualified lawyers and experienced advisers, supported by law students of University College London.
We are able to offer advice and representation in welfare benefits, housing, community care and education law. We have legal aid contracts in community care and housing law and can therefore also provide legal aid advice and representation in these areas for those who are eligible.
West Ham Foundation
As West Ham Uniteds award-winning outreach vehicle, The Foundation's vision is to be the leading social and community outreach organisation providing inclusive, life-changing opportunities for residents in East London and Essex. The Foundation promotes health and economic wellbeing by providing the best inclusive community engagement programmes in sports, education and inclusion. This will include promoting both individual and group success whilst raising achievement and aspiration amongst its local community.
Women on the Frontline Ministries
We are a Christian led charity established in 2021, with a vision to reach out and make a difference in the life of women involved in prostitution, vulnerable women and those at risk of sexual exploitation. Our services involve street outreach to local areas of known activities providing gift bags, listening ear, friendship, love and compassion to the women and during the day a safe space to provide confidential one to one practical help and support as well as referrals to other agencies.
Alternatives is a professional and confidential service to anyone experiencing unintended pregnancy, pregnancy loss following an abortion or a miscarriage, or struggling because of a pregnancy-related issue. The work has expanded to include support for parents. Alternatives education team delivers faith-sensitive Relationship and Sex Education in local schools, colleges and youth settings and manages a website for young people on behalf of the Newham Interfaith Sexual Health Forum.
Ascension Community Trust
Ascension Community Trust helps the most vulnerable of our community in East London to live fuller lives. Our work supports families, the elderly and those with complex needs to learn new skills, find employment, step out of poverty and feel like valuable members of their community. We work within the Ward of Custom House in Newham. Our mission statement “enabling the whole community to make the community whole” means that we work with all members of our community and promote integration. Also that our work is holistic, we work with people not problems, supporting individuals to live fuller lives
We want to see more children, young people and families in Newham and east London leading happy healthy lives, realising their potential and unlocking their ambition. Our mission is to use an integrated and community focused approach we will make long long-lasting change, offering opportunity, community and inspiration to children, families and young people in Newham and east London.
Beckton Skills Centre
Beckton Skills Centre has many years experience working with both school age learners, post 16 age groups including adult learners. 80% of our training is hands on delivered in either small groups of no more than 5:1 student staff ratio or one to one. All funds raised from our private training are put towards funding our charitable aims of helping local young people gain skills and employment.
We run Newham Shared Lives scheme. We work with anyone who is eligible for adult social care, for example through a learning disability, mental health issue, degenerative illness, and we match them to live with a family in Newham, who we recruit, train and support to ensure that they offer high quality support.
Change Grow Live
We work with Newham residents and their significant others who have a drug or alcohol problem and want treatment. We look at the data, and carry out research and analysis to make sure that everything we recommend is not just safe, but the most effective treatment too. And we'll never stop learning and looking for new evidence either. We are part of an organisation of 150 services, up and down the country.
We are a charity and social enterprise that operates 2 street wear stores where young people can gain work experience whilst working with our charity staff to find employment. We support 16-30 years to improve their life skills and find employment.
Citizens Advice Newham
We are an independent, local charity working in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets and were members of the national Citizens Advice network.We provide free advice, information and advocacy to help people resolve the problems they face. We help with problems involving welfare benefits, housing, debt, money management, employment, immigration, consumer, and family and personal issues.
Civic is about places made better together, we are a non-profit, place-based incubator that
exists to create neighbourhood change. Our work is about incubating
and accelerating place-based change and building the connections,
spaces and enabling conditions that helps achieve lasting, sustainable
Community Links is a social action charity, rooted in East London, providing support and opportunities to thousands of people every year. We have been transforming lives for over 40 years and are founded on two principles: to find new solutions to old problems and to deliver them with the whole community.
Our mission is to improve quality of life, tackle social inequalities and make a difference to life opportunities to all the communities. We are concerned with social justice and strive to bring equality to society. We work with marginalised groups, backgrounds, religions, women, people with conditions such as mental health problems and those that are deprived and lack the same opportunities as others. We work with statutory bodies and organisations such as; NHS, Social Care, Local Authority, Job Centre Plus, Criminal Justice, Home Office, Police and other partners.
Custom House and Canning Town Community Renewal Project
The Charity uses surpluses from renting facility space in the listed building it owns to help good causes. It directly provides for an over 50's group and a mental health project and supports other small groups with free facilities. It also assists with capacity building to other up and coming groups.
East London Dance
Bringing people to dance and dance to people
We’ve moved our activity online, so come and join us. Check out our current programmes, dance classes, resources and opportunities for all ages and experience levels here: We Move, The Fi.ELD, On The Move, Leap of Faith, Covid-19 Resources & Support, Our Services
If you wish to get in touch email us on . Due to Covid-19 our phone lines and offices remain closed
Exit Foundation is an organisation dedicated to providing support to those ready to exit a life of crime and gang-related activity. Through our tailored mentoring programme and gang awareness training, we help young people develop the tools they need to progress into employment, training, and education.
Fight for Peace
Fight for Peace uses boxing and martial arts combined with education and personal development to realise the potential of young people. Fight for Peace supports young people in communities affected by crime and violence by creating new opportunities for them and supporting them to make the most of existing opportunities.
Gasworks Dock Partnership / Cody Dock
Gasworks Dock Partnership is a registered charity and social enterprise formed to act as a vehicle for the community led regeneration of Cody Dock and our local waterways. Our objectives include: Helping people access to the Lower Lea’s environment and celebrate the area’s industrial heritage; Developing a community based arts and creative industries quarter on the banks of the River Lea
Forging links with the wider community and enabling them to access and enjoy the River Lea
Developing the site as an incubator for creative enterprise; Nurturing sustainable income that will enable the development to support a wide range of arts, cultural and educational programs; Providing new pathways into work for local people; Creating a regeneration vehicle for conservation, environmental and cultural benefit
At ICSS we inspire our students to aim high by achieving their goals and helping others including their younger peers and within the local community. We strongly believe that our students (from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds) need to be encouraged to integrate into British society, and our volunteers play an important part in this as role models. We aim to encourage everyone to be part of the local community and society, to fulfil their potential.
In recent years we have evolved to not only provide free education, tutoring, and mentoring to children in our local community of Newham including children of refugees and families of domestic violence. We also provide support and encouragement to these families, as well as food donations due to the support of organisations such as Fareshare and Neighbourly.
Inspire Women Men and Children
Inspire Women Men and Children was set up to work with BAME communities as well as migrants and refugees as well as the wider community of Newham by providing targeted, culturally sensitive and holistic support services to meet their needs. Our mission is to support Bame Communities as well as refugees and migrants to improve their quality of life by helping them to overcome prejudice, isolation and help with assimilating into society. Our objective is to raise awareness on Bame cultures, heritage and current situation of refugees and migrants in the UK through cultural and informative events and publications.
London Black Womens Project
London Black Women's Project is a specialist and dedicated BME (Black Minority Ethnic) woman only organisation. It is committed to securing the highest level of quality services provision towards protecting, promoting and developing the rights and resources of women and children from BME communities.
Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham
To promote the preservation of mental health and to assist in relieving and rehabilitating persons suffering from mental disorder or conditions of emotional or mental distress, with due consideration to gender, race sexuality, age, culture and disability, requiring advice or treatment in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the London Borough of Newham, and surrounding boroughs (Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham), in association with mind (the national association for mental health) and in accordance with the aims and objectives of mind.
Newham Chinese Association
Newham Chinese Association (NCA) provides a range of services to the Chinese community in the London Borough of Newham. Its principal activities include elderly luncheon club, interest classes, library service, community projects, and festive and birthdays celebrations.
Newham New Deal Partnership
We work locally and strategically across Newham and beyond. Our vision is of proactive and creative communities without barriers where everyone is able to fulfil their potential and live in dignity. Our aim is to be an agent of community cohesion and transformation through delivering volunteer and training opportunities, services to vulnerable and hard to reach groups, place making and the arts projects which inspire communities, enrich society and stimulate people to fulfil their potential.
Newham Youth for Christ
We are a Christian Youth Charity that works with young people aged 11-17. We are evangelistic by nature, sharing the gospel through our projects. Because of this, the projects we run need to be good news for young people, meeting their needs and showing them the love and dignity they deserve.
One Love Community CIC
One Love Community is a social initiative seeking to create viable, actual change and improvement to the quality of life of people in the city. It is a grassroots network outreaching into local communities to provide support, knowledge and activity that enriches and engenders health, responsibility and security not just to the urban environment but to its inhabitants therein.
Richard House Childrens Hospice
Richard House Children's Hospice based in East London, provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London. Richard House Children's Hospice cares for children and supports the whole family, from residential clinical care, to music therapy to enable a child with sensory needs to communicate through sound, to end of life care with pre and post bereavement support for all the family.
Proud to be in a dynamic and diverse part of the world, we deliver exciting, innovative and creative courses, workshops and experiences for people in east London, reaching those who otherwise have little access to the rich and transformative benefits of the arts and education. Working in a spirit of collaboration and connectivity, we engage local communities and venues, discovering and supporting artists at different stages of their artistic development
Royal Docks Learning and Activities Centre
Initially, we operated as a youth centre but eventually expanded our remit by providing a wider range of services to the local community. Our mission is to improve education and welfare opportunities for local people, to improve the quality of life for all sections of the community by reducing levels of poverty and providing support to those who need it most, to facilitate change by encouraging local people to engage with their community and to play an active role in issues relevant to their lives.
SHS (School-Home Support)
School-Home Support (SHS) is a charity working with children and families to maximise educational opportunities and improve life chances. Partnering with schools, local authorities and communities, SHS looks beyond the classroom to understand and tackle the issues affecting children's learning, such as poverty, inadequate housing and mental ill-health.
St Josephs Hospice
St Josephs Hospice supports people in East and North East London with serious, life-limiting conditions.We help local people, supporting their choices and making sure they get the help they need, whether that's spending time at the hospice or being supported at home. We also offer a wide range of services to families and carers to help at this difficult time.
States of Mind
States of Mind co-designs new mental health initiatives with 16-18 year olds in colleges across Newham. We deliver a mental health education programme and project based learning programme that enables young people to develop knowledge and skills around mental health and inform their colleges approach to supporting young people’s wellbeing.
Stratford East is a producing theatre, built in 1884, in the heart of East London, situated a short walk from Stratford station. We have a proud history and an exciting future. We represent our culturally and socially diverse community in the work we make, the people we employ and our audiences and participants. We tell stories that are current, political and representative of London.
SubCo was founded in 1993 to address the unmet needs of vulnerable Asian elders in Newham, one of the poorest areas of the UK. Since that date, we have pioneered innovative, culturally and linguistically appropriate services to meet their health needs and sought to empower them, putting them at the centre of services and at the heart of our organisation.
The New Black Film Collective
The New Black Film Collective is a nationwide network of film exhibitors, educators and programmers of Black representation on screen. We run monthly film clubs e.g. Newham Community Cinema, special seasons e.g. Black History Month and film festivals e.g. we are a co-founder of S.O.U.L. (Seeing Our Unseen Lives) Fest.
The Relief Group
The Relief Group works with organisations to ensure that families can access important support services without the barrier of childcare.
The Relief Group works with local authorities to ensure that parents can easily access important support services without the barrier of childcare.
The Relief Group provides childcare support to Nurseries and Children’s Centres using the profits made to work towards family support projects.
The Relief Group aims to provide affordable, community childcare support for families including Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and Sensory for Baby Classes.
The Rustic Roots Company
The condiment company has been a passion since an early age, which stemmed from having a savoury pallet. Being creative with food has helped me through my personal issues with mental health and hence the strapline ‘good mood food’ as there is an inevitable correlation with food and mood. We seek to inspire hope and spark creativity by thinking outside of the box.
Together! 2012 CIC
Together! 2012 began as a free Disability Arts and Human Rights festival
to celebrate the Paralympics and Disability History Month. We forefront Paralympic values of excellence, striving for achievement, international friendship and the triumph of the human spirit. We work to promote the rights of disabled people to access the arts on an equal basis.
Trinity Community Centre
We provide community activities and services for local people with a particular emphasis on supporting the disadvantaged and vulnerable. We deliver projects with a health focus, support local people to set up their own voluntary groups (pensioners, mother tongue classes, faith groups) we have a Day Care Nursery to help local parents stay in work and to help children achieve. We work with the full range of age groups from pre-schoolers to 80+.
West Silvertown Foundation
Our vision is for West Silvertown Foundation to be a vibrant, integrated community where ambitions are realised and friendships thrive. Our mission is to work together to build community and enrich lives through shared opportunities for participation, inclusion, learning, generosity and good health.