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 2013 to any organisation working in the fields of education, art, dance, music, sport and the environment. Sixty two projects have now been successful in receiving awards. Those funded during 2016 are listed on this page.

The 2017 programme is now open for applications, for small grants up to £1,000 or larger grants up to £8,000. You have until 5pm Thursday 16 March 2017 to apply.

Organisations should be based or working in Newham, and projects proposed must benefit borough residents. If your application is successful, you could receive up to £8,000 as long as you can demonstrate that your project:

  • offers value for money
  • is inclusive and open to all
  • helps residents and communities become more resilient.

This year applicants have a choice about applying for a small grant, under £1,000. These applications will be considered separately for part of the funding, with a total of £10,000 reserved for these lower-cost projects. Please use the same form to apply.


Who should apply?

Preference is 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.

Previously successful organisations can apply again this year but this must be for a new or different purpose. The specific projects that were funded before will not be eligible for a further grant this year. Aspers is unable to provide ongoing funding to any project.


How do I apply? 


You can submit your Aspers Fund application between Thursday 16 February and Thursday 16 March 2017 using our Aspers Good Causes Fund application form. Please read our guidance notes (PDF) before you begin.

Either email it to​ or send it to:

LBN Community Grants Team
Sports & Leisure
Community and Environment
London Borough of Newham
Newham Dockside,
1000 Dockside Road
E16 2QU


Aspers Good Causes Fund grant awards 2016

Organisations who have received grant awards:
​Organisation Project​ Amount of money awarded (£)
282 Squadron Air Cadets (East Ham)
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Ambition Aspire Achieve
New Beginnings
Beckton Skills Centre
Build It, Race It Go Kart Project
East London Rugby Football Club
Newham SEN Rugby

Elevated Aspirations

Forest Gate Community Garden CIC
Forest Gate Community Garden

Fight For Peace
Open Access Sports 4,000
The Reindeer Games
Memorial Community Church
50+ Active Tuesdays
Memory Steps
Memory Steps Drop In
Newham All Stars Sports Academy
NASSA Sports Skills Holiday Programme
Newham Stroke Club
Stroke Club & Befriending Service
Rosetta Arts Centre
Raising Creative Aspirations

Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre
Active Communities
Skills Enterprise
"Aspire Together"
Trinity Centre
The Good Life Project
Ursuline Links

Ursuline Links London Day Camp Project

​Young Gamblers Education Trust ​Educate To Prevent Harm
Grants that have been awarded 2013 to 2015 (PDF)
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