Funding for community projects

The Lyle’s Local Fund

Tate & Lyle Sugars has announced that its annual Lyle’s Local Fund has been doubled to £50,000 this year in recognition of the challenges facing Newham as a result of Covid-19.

A £50,000 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 £5,000 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.

Who can apply?

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 do I apply?

The Lyle’s Local Fund will be open for applications from Monday 21 September 2020. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 30 October 2020. Grants will be awarded before Christmas 2020.

See also ‘How to complete your Lyle’s Local Fund application’ (Word)

To apply for The Lyle’s Local Fund please submit an application using our online form or email [email protected]

Submit an application

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

Successful applicants 2019

Organisation​​ Project​ ​Amount of money awarded

Ambition, Aspire, Achieve

The Lodge

£1,600

Aanchal Women's Aid

Women Alone - Managing Home

£2,200

Newham Poetry Group

Newham Poetry House

£1,750

​Southern Road Primary School

Active Storytelling Sessions

£1,170

Beckton & Royal Docks Children’s Centre

Book corner / Reading for all

£2,500

Asian Friendship Centre

After school club and General community use

£800

Powerhouse for Women

Try a Sport

£2,485

​The Renewal Programme

​Time to Meet

​£1,690

​St Edmunds Preschool

​Develop a Sensory Area

​£2,500

​Carpenters and Docklands Centre

​Line Dancing for over 50's

​£2,500

​Living Song CIC

​Boys 4 Voice

​£2,000

​North Beckton Primary School

​Poverty-proofing our School Day

​£2,500

Plashet Park Bowls Club

​Fox Fence

​£1,750​