We are a locally rooted organisation that wants to see more children, young people and families in Newham and east London leading happy healthy lives, realising their potential and unlocking their ambition.

What we do


The activities we run facilitate social, physical and creative development. The children benefit from improved life-skills, confidence and self awareness. The programme offers parents affordable childcare allowing them to participate in work, study or training.

Young People

The activities we run for our youth are designed to empower and inspire them.

Fitter Finances: Investing in Health

We provide support for voluntary groups through improving their financial skills, knowledge and practice. The programme offers workshops, 1-2-1 surgeries, large networking events, access to financial toolkits, fact-sheets and more.

Charity Shop

We have a fantastic charity shop that is based in Forest Gate where we sell a range of different items. We're always looking for donations and dedicated volunteers!

Space for Hire

We have office space, meeting rooms and large event spaces to hire out at the Froud Community Centre (Manor Park) and Durning Hall (Forest Gate). We offer competitive rates for voluntary organisations.

Get Involved

If you would like to support your local community, then we want to hear from you! We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are dedicated to empowering children, young people and families.

Latest news

  • A look back...

    In 2000, Aston-Mansfield was created by the merger of two organisations – Aston Charities Trust and The Mansfield Settlement – with long-standing links to Newham and east London. Read more

  • Previous CIU Research and Publications

    Research done by the CIU prior to 2010. Read more

  • Olympic Days

    Throughout the course of the Olympic period Aston-Mansfield and staff kept their doors open to the local community, celebrating our rich diversity and the games that were just on our doorstep. Read more

  • Crowdfunding for the BIG Sleepover!

    Aston-Mansfield has launched a new crowd-funding initiative to try and raise £25,000 for or local children in the London Borough of Newham. Read more