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The Lyle's Local Fund

Supporting projects that help to create local communities in Newham that are safe, prosperous and healthy.​​
Lyle's Local Fund

​About the fund

A £25,000 community fund, The Lyle’s Local Fund, has been set up by Tate & Lyle Sugars, and administered in partnership with the London Borough of Newham, to support projects that help to create local communities in Newham that are safe, prosperous and healthy.
Grants of up to £2,500 will be available, and the community fund is open to not-for-profit organisations, such as social enterprises, schools, charities and community groups, who are based in Newham and whose work benefits the residents of Newham.

Tate & Lyle Sugars has a long history of supporting the local community of Newham, dating back to the 19th Century and the philanthropy of co-founders Henry Tate and Abram Lyle. Today, The Lyle’s Local Fund complements the company’s existing community engagement programme of support for local charities, volunteering and in-kind support. 


How to apply

The Lyle’s Local Fund will be open for applications from Thursday 13 September 2018. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 12 October 2018. Grants will be awarded before Christmas 2018.

To apply for The Lyle’s Local Fund please submit your completed application to email​ or send it to:

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

For any more information please call the Community Grants Team on 020 3373 1460.


​Successful applicants

The following applicants were successful with their submissions.
Organisation​​ Project​ ​Amount of money awarded
​Gallions Primary School BSL (British Sign Language) After School Club ​ £900​
​St Bartholomews Church and Centre Kitchen Hall Refurbishment​ ​£2,000
​Newham Stroke Club Yoga Classes​ £1,140​
​Community Links Asta Community Hub​ £2,000​
​ASK Group Wellbeing Weekenders Workshop​ £1,520
​Newham Community Renewal Programme  Senior Dance (Come Dancing)​ £1,930
Forest Gate Community School 'Educlayting' the East End​ ​£2,000
​Newham School Council Network of Schools School Council Conference​ £1,000​
​Calverton Primary School Outdoor Learning: Grow It, ​Build It, Explore It ​£1,740
​Applecartlive Ltd 'Streetwise' Map​ ​£2,000
Ascension Community Trust ​ Positive Ageing​ £1,990​
​Ravenscroft Primary School Peter Pan​ £370​
​Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre Royal Docks Community Cafe​ £2,000​
​Independent Newham Users Forum Art Workshop​ £1,970​
​Hub Crafts Hub Craft​ £1,570​

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