The Community Involvement Unit (CIU) consists of a group of specialists whose aim is to:
GROW.DEVELOP and SUSTAIN voluntary and community groups in the borough of Newham.
We offer services which keep these groups INFORMED. SUPPORTED and CONNECTED.
We can take a group or individual from an initial innovative idea for a voluntary group, to winning funding, employing staff and organsing the correct framework within which to set up your organisation.
Quality is key to all our provision and we work in partnership with sector leaders to give groups in Newham the best.
At a glance, we provide the following services to voluntary and community groups:
Our directories act as a useful signposting tool for various provisions and services in the borough of Newham. All the information you need in one place.Read more
Stay in touch with whats happening in the sector, sign up to our mailing list or come along to one of our training or special interest events.Read more
We offer assistance and advise for various aspects of fundraising including helping with applications and searching for funds. We also administer a small grant giving service for selected groups within east London.Read more
Over the last 25 years of service we have worked with hundreds of organisations in the voluntary sector. Our impact is demonstrable and our reach wide. Take a look at some of the ways we have worked with people and how we have helped.Read more
At the Froud Centre, we have a space for groups in the early stages of development. Our community office is available to rent for one or two sessions of 3-4 hours a week at a highly subsidised rate.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 handy fact sheets for new voluntary and community groups, they are free to download and can be accessed here.Read more
The New Business Centre is based in the heart of Forest Gate at Durning Hall Community Centre and provides office space for new, start ups, emerging companies and charitable groups.Read more