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Community Office

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

Research and Evaluation

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

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

Seed Grants

Our ‘Seed Grants’ scheme is a small funding programme aimed at newly formed or completely unfunded groups.Read more

New Business Centre

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