Newham Community Fund opens for applications.

Updated: May 16

One Newham is delighted to launch the next round of the Newham Community Fund which is made possible by the generosity of Westfield Stratford City URW Better Places 2030 programme.

The Newham Community Fund grant scheme

This is the second year of this grant scheme. During the first year 20 small community groups received grants to help them grow their organisation. Through to December 2022, twenty small Newham-based, grassroots organisations will each be awarded a grant of £500.


This new round launches on 1st July 2022, and the deadline for application is 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2022.


Grants are available:

● To purchase an essential piece of equipment that will enable the organisation to deliver more service (e.g. towards furniture, IT kit, play equipment, safety equipment etc)

● To develop the organisation’s governance (e.g. develop policies, support formal registration as a charity, strategic plan development, create health and safety policies etc)

● To provide essential training for staff and/or volunteers, such as customer service, health and safety (fire safety, lone worker safety), trauma informed care etc, but where such training is not available for free in Newham from other sources.

● To grow the organisation’s social media or digital presence, including website, with the opportunity to hold an information sharing desk in one of Europe’s busiest retail destinations, Westfield Stratford City


Successful applicant organisations will also have the opportunity to have a mentoring session with a Westfield Stratford City employee to provide support and guidance on a specific field related to their application i.e. Marketing, Finance, Legal, Health and Safety etc.

Who can apply for a Newham Community Fund grant?

● Established organisations who have been operating at least a year.

● Groups based in London Borough of Newham and providing services primarily to London Borough of Newham residents.

● Organisations that are not-for-profit.

● Have at least 2 people who are not related, who oversee the group.

● Either have a dedicated bank account for the group, or if not, are able to produce a record of income and expenditure for the group accompanied by receipts.

● Have a turnover of under £50,000 a year, or a projected turnover of less than that amount.

● Can provide two references.

If you have received a Newham Community Grant in the previous grant round (April 2022), please note you are not eligible for this current grant round.


How to apply

Applications open on 1st July 2022 and application forms should be returned to info@onenewham.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 22nd July 2022.

You can download a copy of the application form here



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To support accessibility, groups may instead apply by the following methods

  • Submit a recording in which they answer the questions. Please get in touch at info@onenewham.org.uk to agree how you will submit your recording.

  • For groups who need further accessibility support, One Newham can take your application over the phone. Please contact info@Onenewham.org.uk to arrange an phone appointment if you want to provide your application over the phone.

  • You may also print and post to One Newham, to arrive by the closing date Friday 22nd April 2022. Please contact info@Onenewham.org.uk to agree the postal address to send your entry to.

  • Contact info@onenewham.org.uk if you would like to use a different method to submit your application.5pm on Friday 22nd July 2022.

What happens next?

Grants will be prioritised to:

  • Groups that will use the funds in a targeted way; have costed their proposals well; and have demonstrated the ability to manage and account for funds made available to them.

  • Groups who want to develop their organisation and have coherent plans to do this.

  • Groups who have not applied before.


Successful groups will be informed of the funding decision by 20th August 2022, and have a two-month window from the date of notification, in which to spend the grant. Groups will be required to make a short report saying how they have used the grant and what difference the grant has made. A report template will be provided and you will be asked to provide a copy of any receipts for expenditure.


Congratulations to all the groups who secured grants in our 2021 Newham Community Grants programme:

Bank of Ideas CIC

Families and Community Support Services

Beckton Community Project

Kulan Somali Organisation

British Bangla Welfare Association

Mummy's Day Out

Carers Community Mental Health Group

Newham Chinese Association

Carpenters Cafe

PALACE

Central Park (East Ham) Bowls Club

Powerhouse for women

Custom House Bookshop CIC

Residents United Forum

Drop in Bereavement Centre

Salem Health Project

Inspire Women, Men and Children

Stage Ready

Irons Supporting Food Banks

Urban Mindfulness



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