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Poverty Projects 

Supported by Transform Newham Small Grants Fund in 2013/14
Alternatives WAF

A support group that helps vulnerable parents improve their parenting and life skills through informal teaching and practical sessions.

Alternatives WAF Website 



A small social enterprise collecting unwanted clothes and sells them on for re-use or re-cycling. Income raised goes towards supporting underprivileged women & children. 



Addressing unemployment, break poverty and build self confidence in low skilled people. Six months theoretical and practical training to help young people start own businesses. ASDN certificate awarded to those completing the course. 


Just Homes

Employability skills training for young women with dependent children. 

Just Homes Website


Memorial Community Church

Raising awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking & sexual exploitation 

Memorial Community Church Website

Newham Foodbank

Food Bank Collects food from schools, supermarkets and local groups. Food is stored and offered to those in crisis. A support volunteer scheme is setup to help gain work experience and move into jobs. 

Newham Foodbank Website


NewWay Night Shelter

A new and widening group responding to the increased numbers of people sleeping rough in other parts of the borough, beyond E15. Providing beds, food, shower, 1-2-1 advocacy, employment support and signposting into local volunteering opportunities during the day. Runs from November to January. 

NewWay Night Shelter


Our Community Cares

Teaching life skills (ESOL & IT) to black and minority women victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Also offers prayers & bible teaching. 


Renewal Refugee and Migrant Project

Provides fresh fruits and vegetables for asylum seekers and refugees and their families who have no recourse to public funds, and are not allowed to work, leaving them with no regular source of income. Also provides a free service of advice, advocacy and practical and emotional support. 

Renewal Refugee and Migrant Project


Women on the Frontline Ministries

Reaching out to female sex workers on the streets of Stratford and inviting them for bible studies at St. Matthew’s Dyson Road.


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