Newham, population 363,552.

Newham is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country, with 70% residents from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Over 104 languages are spoken. It’s also a youthful borough, with over a third of the population under the age of 25.

The borough is home to major tourist destinations such as London City Airport, Westfield Stratford City, the largest shopping centre in Europe, and of course Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which staged the world famous 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

It’s also home to arts, culture and heritage with Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Brick Lane Music Hall and Rosetta Arts Centre.

For education, the borough has University of East London, Birkbeck Stratford, UCL and soon to come University of Arts London London College of Fashion.

The latest addition to Newham is East Bank, the new education and cultural quarter, coming to Queen Elizabeth park.

Are you an individual, group or business based in Newham with a great idea? Now is the perfect time to get involved.

We currently fund projects in arts, culture, innovation or placemaking for people in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

We can help you start a new business or develop an existing one, help you gain a qualification or get a project off the ground.

Check out our funding opportunities and apply now.

Current opportunities

Newham Enrichment Arts and Culture Grants

Newham Councils Enrichment Programme supports children and young people to experience and take full advantage of the richness of Newham’s already vibrant, diverse, creative and cultural enrichment opportunities. It supports children and young people to discover and develop their individual talents, pursue excellence, seize opportunities and to have fun growing up in Newham.

Through the Enrichment Arts and Culture Grants, the Council will invest up to £42k to support providers to deliver enrichment opportunities for children and young people which focuses on participation, progression, and sustainability.

There are three grant opportunities with a maximum of £14,000 each and we are inviting applications from charitable trusts, social enterprises and community interest companies.

Enrichment grants will sit alongside a range of activities being delivered including:

  • School Music Grants
  • Theatre Tickets
  • Chess in Schools

How to apply

Organisations interested in applying, should read the application guidance notes (attached).

After reading the guidance notes, if you wish to apply, please complete the application form (attached).  Applications must be submitted by 23:59 Sunday 22 October. Late submissions will not be accepted. If after reading the guidance you have any questions, please email us.


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