Aspers Good Causes Fund

On this page you can find out about a fund that supports Newham residents and community projects.

About the Aspers Good Causes Fund

The Aspers Good Causes Fund was set up by Aspers Casino and Newham Council to support community projects which help residents to build confidence and skills and improve community life in Newham.

The fund opened in 2012/13 to any organisation working in the fields of education, art, dance, music, sport and the environment. Ninety-nine  projects have now been successful in receiving awards. Eighteen organisations funded during 2018 are listed below. Click here for complete list of grants awarded 2012 -2017.

Successful organisations are based or work in Newham and projects that are funded benefit borough residents. 
A successful application:
  • offers value for money
  • is inclusive and open to all 
  • helps residents and communities become more resilient
  • contributes to the quality of life of Newham residents
The 2018 programme closed for applications on Friday 23 March this year.

Who should apply?

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • support people through coaching, tutoring or access to new opportunities in one of the eligible fields of activity.
  • provide exceptional life building experiences working with a project or activity in these fields.
  • enable people to develop new skills and/or practice and improve skills, building their confidence and knowledge.
  • allow people to participate in projects where there may otherwise be financial barriers to their involvement, by keeping charges at reasonable levels.
  • provide positive and engaging activities which build confidence and enable people to widen their experience and interests.
  • support residents to organise their own activities and encourage others to get involved in their local community.
  • provide activities that can become sustainable and led by residents in the longer term.
  • engage residents who have not previously been involved in these activities.

Aspers is unable to provide ongoing funding to any project.

It is anticipated that the programme will re-open for new applications in 2019 - check this web-page from late-January 2019.

If you have a question please email or write to:

LBN Community Grants Team
Strategic Commissioning & Community
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside,
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU


Aspers Good Causes Fund grant awards

Organisations who have received grant awards:

Aspers Good Causes Fund Grant Awards 2018

​Organisation Project​ Amount of money awarded (£)
Alternatives Trust​
Relationships Education Youth Group for At-risk Girls (pilot)
​282 (East Ham) Squadron ​Youth to the Sky ​£4,500
​Age Well Singers ​Stratford Circus Singalong Parties ​£990​
​Basic Sports & Fitness ​Intergeneration Non-Contact Boxing & Fitness Training ​£5,400
​Carpenters Cafe ​Carpenters Cafe ​£1,000
​Elevated Aspirations ​Our Generation's Health & Wellbeing ​£3,839
​Fight For Peace ​Community Engagement Programme ​£6,525​
​Ingeenium​ ​​Dance For Fun ​£1,710
​Living Song CIC ​NEWMEN Project ​£6,750
​Newham All Star Sports Academy​ ​"Aspers" NASSA Mentoring for Life Programme ​£6,750
​Newham Natural Crafts ​Newham Natural Crafts ​£1,000
​PALACE ​Fitness for Families​ ​£6,084
​Richard House Children's Hospice ​Sensory Storytelling & Art Therapy for Newham Children of all Abilities ​£6,512
​Rosetta Art Centre ​Inspiring a Healthy Community through Creativity and Health & Wellness for Women ​£2,456
​Salmagundi ​An App a Day - Heritage Edition ​£5,835
​Sheba Project​ ​Community Cohesion Project ​£4,500
​Skills Enterprise ​Video Game Makers Club ​£6,238
Social Action for Health Maternity Voices Volunteer Project £6,444​
Grants that have been awarded 2012 - 17 (PDF)
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