Community ward funding

Every ward in the borough has an annual allocation of £10,000 to spend on local projects. This grant is for local improvement projects or initiatives that meet the Council’s priority to help all of our residents enjoy a good quality of life.

The next funding round opens on Monday 25 June and successful projects will be announced on Monday 13 August. A second funding round will open in October 2018.

2018/19 Waltham Forest Community Ward Funding

The funding round closes at 12pm on Wednesday 25 July

Start a new application 

Return to an application you have already started 

Please read the application guidance before you start your application form.

We are no longer accepting applications in the previous format as all applications will need to be submitted as an online application form. Please note the key dates of the funding round for community ward funding.

Funding stage Date
Funding round opens for applications 9am Monday 25 June 2018
Funding round closes for applications 12pm Wednesday 25 July 2018
Councillor decision period Monday 30 July to Friday 10 August
Applicants notified of application outcome and amount awarded From Monday 13 August 2018
All projects to be completed and documentation submitted for reimbursement of costs Sunday 31 March 2019

    Want to deliver a project this summer, can I still apply for funding?

    We appreciate that the launch of the new online application form does not allow for funding to be awarded in time for projects planned for the earlier summer months.

    If you would like to apply for funding for a summer get together or event, please complete the summer events application form (140KB) and email to

    Please note that projects will only be funded if they are to be completed before Friday 31 August. Any events planned for after this date must go through the online application form in the funding round which opens on Monday 25 June.

    Why has the process for community ward funding changed?

    Applicants for community ward funding must now complete an online application form and funding rounds have been introduced. This new way of managing applications and grants will be much easier, reliable and transparent for applicants and decision makers.

    Digital support for applications

    If you don’t have access to a computer or would like support using a computer to make your application, visit one of our weekly Digital Champions drop in sessions. Digital Champions are volunteers who are on hand to help you improve your digital skills.

    • Leyton Library – Thursday, 9.30am to 10.30am
    • Leytonstone Library – Thursdays, 1.30pm to 3pm (Term time only)
    • Walthamstow Central – Saturday, 9.30am to 11.30am 
    • Wood Street Library – Saturday, 11.30am to 12.30pm
    • Chingford Library – Tuesdays, 9.30am to 11am

    In addition to the above digital support, Waltham Forest Officers will be available at the following sessions if you would like to find out more about community ward funding or to discuss the application form in person.

    If you cannot attend a session, please send your enquiries to the Community Ward Funding Team.

    Register your interest in attending an application support drop-in

    Date and time


    Thursday 28 June, 1.30pm to 3pm

    Digital Champions session at Leytonstone Library, E11 1HG

    Tuesday 3 July, 9.30am to 11am

    Digital Champions session at Chingford Library, E4 7EN

    Tuesday 3 July, 5pm to 8pm

    The Mill, E17 7HA

    Thursday 12 July, 9.30am to 11am

    Digital Champions session at Leyton Library, E10 5QH


    Contact Click to get info

    Email: Community Ward Funding Team

    Please note that we are no longer accepting applications in the previous format as all applications must be submitted as an online application form.