Tate & Lyle Sugars announce £50,000 grant funding support to Newham and Royal Docks local communities through their ‘Lyle’s Local Fund’

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Tate & Lyle Sugars announce £50,000 grant funding support to Newham and Royal Docks local communities through their ‘Lyle’s Local Fund’

Each year Tate & Lyle Sugars set aside £25,000 of funding to support local community groups, local social enterprises, schools, charities, and not-for-profit organisations across Newham and the Royal Docks through their ‘Lyle’s Local Fund’ initiative.

This year, they have doubled the funding available to £50,000 in recognition of the challenges facing our local community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund which aims to support safe, prosperous and healthy communities in Newham launches on 21 September 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing and economic prosperity of our local community has been huge, and the virus has shown a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. The company is, therefore encouraging applications from organisations that are addressing these challenges for the benefit of Newham residents.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available and will be paid before the end of 2020. Applications are open from 21 September 2020. Organisations who wish to apply should visit the Grants section of the Newham Council website and use the forms available there. Local social enterprises, schools, charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations are all expected to apply.

Tate & Lyle Sugars, which has been producing sugar and syrup in Newham for over 140 years, has a long history of supporting the local community of Newham, dating back to the 19th Century and the philanthropy of co-founders Henry Tate and Abram Lyle. Today, the Lyle’s Local Fund complements the company’s existing community engagement programme of support for local charities, volunteering and in-kind support.

For ‘how to apply’ click here