ASR Group is proud to support the communities in which we live and work, including our Newham, London community, which we have called home for more than 140 years. This fall, we were pleased to launch our annual Lyle’s Local Fund, a small grants fund underwritten by our company, Tate & Lyle Sugars, for Newham-based charities, social enterprises, schools, community groups and non-profit organizations that support safe, prosperous, and healthy community activities in Newham.
Since first launching in 2017, Lyle’s Local Fund has awarded more than £150,000 to more than 60 projects in the Borough of Newham.
“Each year we’re delighted by the variety of applications and inspired by the brilliant organizations who apply,” said Claire Crill, Head of Corporate Affairs. “The successful organizations we have supported through the Fund represent the diversity of the amazing work that is going on in Newham to make it a safer, healthier, and more prosperous place.”
Among the organizations funded through last year’s grants are Dads N' Lads, whose Newham Warriors football team not only helps to connect fathers and their sons, but whose workshops also tackle the boys’ self-esteem issues and bullying, and the Good Shepherd Voluntary Organisation, whose “Her Mind, Healthy Mind” project delivers mental health support for vulnerable girls and women in Newham.