The Community Involvement Unit (CIU) is a group of specialists whose aim is to grow, develop and sustain voluntary and community groups. We offer services which keep these groups informed, supported and connected. We can take a group from an initial idea to winning funding and employing staff. Quality is key to all our provision and we work in partnership with sector leaders to give groups in Newham the best.
To find out about more of our services that we can provide for you, please ring our CIU reception on 020 8519 2244 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, please see the links below for more information.
At a glance, we provide the following services to voluntary and community groups:
Sign up to our monthly newsletter for information on voluntary and community sector activities Newham, Waltham Forest and other parts of East London.Read more
At our Froud Centre, we have the opportunity for groups in the early stages of development to rent our community office for one or two sessions of 3-4 hours a week.Read more
The CIU can help with advice and support and even deliver a research project for you (subject to available funding).Read more
Newham ESOL Exchange is a genuinely collaborative network of organisations from the voluntary and statutory sectors, initiated by a small group of voluntary sector workers in 2007.Read more
The CIU provides a range of directories for the voluntary and community sector.Read more
The CIU provides handy fact sheets for new voluntary and community groups, they are free to download and can be accessed here.Read more
Our ‘Seed Grants’ scheme is a small funding programme aimed at newly formed or completely unfunded groups.Read more
The New Business Centre is based at Durning Hall Community Centre and provides office space for new, small and emerging companies and charitable groups.Read more