We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Lyle’s Local Fund 2023.

Now in its 7th year, the Lyle’s Local Fund awards grants of up to £2,500 to Newham-based social enterprises, schools, charities, community groups and not-for-profits who are working to make our borough a healthier, safer and more prosperous place.

On Wednesday 4 October, Grantees from last year’s Lyle’s Local Fund came together to celebrate their success and launch this year’s Fund at a celebration breakfast at Thames Refinery. Councillor Charlene McLean and members of LBN’s Community Partnership team also joined the celebration.

A lady standing at a lectern delivers a speechGuests heard project updates from 2022 Grantees Dot Dot Fire, whose Money Wise CPD workshops have trained 40 teachers in Newham to become confident supporting digital learning and financial literacy curriculum, Education Links who told us about their “Let’s Build a Safe Space for Mentoring” project building a designated area for mentoring sessions away from the classroom and Stepping Stones whose weekly drop in sessions reach Newham resident with mental health conditions.

We are so proud of our Newham roots and the Lyle’s Local Fund exists to support the very special organisations, projects and people who work hard to make our borough a better place to live and work.

Claire Crill, Head of Corporate Affairs

Tate & Lyle Sugars have been producing sugar and syrup in Newham for over 140 years and have a long history of supporting the local community dating back to the 19th Century. Today, the Lyle’s Local Fund complements our existing community engagement programme supporting local charities, volunteering and in-kind support. Running since 2017, the Fund has invested over £175,000 to over 80 projects to make Newham a safer, healthier and more prosperous place.

Man stands at a lectern and delivers a speech

Organisations who wish to apply should visit the Grants section of the Newham Council website (The Lyle’s Local Fund – Funding for community projects – Newham Council) and use the forms available there. The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 3 November 2023.