Ascension Community Trust works within the Ward of Custom House in The London Borough of Newham and supports families, the elderly and those with complex needs to learn new skills, find employment and step out of poverty. They have four main strands to their work: a children and families project;  a garden community cafe offering accredited training and volunteering in hospitality and catering;  Ascension Seniors and a  Poverty Response project: a weekly advice service providing support with housing and welfare. Trusthouse has awarded a Small Grant of £10,000 for salaries.

A group of children doing a jigsaw