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Do you work with a small group in Newham? Are you struggling to find funding locally? Want some top-tips on bid writing?

Our Community Involvement Unit are holding a workshop and funding fair, which will provide an opportunity to meet some of Newham’s funders.

The event on February 12th 2014 will start with a training workshop in bid writing and budgeting.

Representative’s from  funds including: Newham Council’s Let’s Get the Party Started, Aston-Mansfield’s Seed Fund, East End Community Foundation and Transform Newham’s Small Grants Fund,  will give information about their current funding priorities and deadlines. Participants will then have to the opportunity to talk to local funders directly about these funding programmes and about potential funding bids.

A light lunch will be provided, offering participants to network both with funders and with each other.

Aston-Mansfield Funding Fair
Durning Hall Community Centre
February 12th: 10.00 – 14.00pm

Ticket Price: £4

For more information please email or call 020 3740 8126

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EVENT: informal ESOL

Do you work with people who need help with English

Thursday 24th October 2013, Durning Hall, Earlham Grove

10am – 1pm

This free event looks at how we learn English outside the classroom, specifically English for Speakers of Other Languages or ESOL. You will find out about what is available in the borough, have the opportunity to promote your project or network and be given valuable resources to help you support people with ESOL needs.

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All you need to know about Newham!

NEW edition of the CIU’s Newham Key Statistics Profile for 2013 available to download now!

Aston-Mansfield’s Community Involvement Unit (CIU) has launched a new edition of its profile of key statistics, updated for 2013. ‘Newham: Key Statistics 2013’ is a detailed factsheet about Newham providing information for community groups to use when researching need, planning activities and applying for funding.

The profile was researched and compiled by Sarah Taverner (Volunteer), supported by Anne Crisp (Community Development Worker). This year the profile has benefitted from new data from the 2011 Census, providing detailed information on wide-ranging topics.

A wide range of other sources such as the Newham Health Profile (2012) and London Poverty Profiles have also been used.

Although lengthy, the factsheet is designed to be easy to navigate, and allows the reader to jump from the contents page to specific sections. Links are included in the endnotes for readers to explore the data further.

The CIU has no funding to print copies of the profile but  the full report – as well as individual factsheets on each of the themes covered within it – are available to download here

For further information or to provide feedback, please contact Anne Crisp at Aston-Mansfield’s Community Involvement Unit at

Vacancy for Newham ESOL Exchange Outreach Worker (Part-time) – NOW CLOSED


Aston-Mansfield Community Involvement Unit is seeking to recruit an experienced community development worker to the new post of: Newham ESOL Exchange Outreach Worker

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CIU launches new edition of Community Centres Hiring Guide

Aston-Mansfield’s  Community Involvement Unit today launches a new edition of its popular Newham Community Centres Guide to Venue Hire, which provides local groups with information on the cost of hiring space within 23 community buildings in the borough. Read more

Newham Funding Summit held at Durning Hall

This year’s Community Involvement Unit conference took place at Durning Hall yesterday and was attended by voluntary and community groups from around Newham. Read more

Local MP highlights our new online Directory of faith groups

Stephen Timms, the MP for East Ham, has used his regular column in the Newham Recorder to highlight Aston-Mansfield’s new on-line Directory of Faith Groups in Newham. Stephen writes: Read more

CIU launches new edition of Directory of Youth Provision in Newham

The Community Involvement Unit has updated the Directory of Youth Provision in Newham that was originally produced in February through a partnership between the Advance to Deliver (A2D) project and Newham Youth Providers Partnership (NYPP). Read more