Directories and statistics

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

Keep connected.

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

Help with fundraising and seed grants

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

Our impact and case studies

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

Community Office

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

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 handy fact sheets for new voluntary and community groups, they are free to download and can be accessed here.Read more

New Business Centre

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