Community ward funding

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2019/20 funding

Community Ward Funding will be called Make it Local in 2019 in celebration and recognition of Waltham Forest being London’s first Borough of Culture. This grant is for local improvement projects or initiatives that meet our priority to help all of our residents enjoy a good quality of life. This year’s bids should be centered on cohesion and collaboration and celebrate Waltham Forest’s rich and vibrant culture.

Apply for Make it Local funding

The application deadline is at 5pm on 4 March 2019. Applications must be received by March 4.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within six weeks.

If successful, you will be asked to formally accept the offer via the grant portal within two weeks of notification.

All Make it Local projects must be completed by December 2019. All receipts and proofs must be received by March 2020.

Read the ward funding guidelines to inform your application and find out what happens next.

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Return to 2018 - 2019 application

2018/19 funding

If you applied for 2018/19 funding, you must complete your project and submit your project evidence by 31 March 2019.

2017/18 funding

If you applied for 2017/18 funding, you must complete your project by 31 May 2019 and submit all relevant project receipts by 30 June 2019.

We have introduced funding rounds and brought the project completion date to the end of the same financial year to make the grant management process more efficient and ensure all funds are fully utilised.

Why has the process for community ward funding changed?

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

 We encourage you to subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep up to date with our news and announcements regarding future funding programmes and opportunities. 

 

2018-19 Funded Projects Click to get info

Cann Hall - current spend

  • Improving street scene - Odessa Road - £500
  • East London Boxing community Togetherness project - £500
  • CannHallCan Events in Your Park - £675.79
  • Over 50's outings - £500
  • Boxing4life - £2,000
  • Stem Project VEE&T ltd - £1,815
  • Royal Wedding Street Party - £481

Cann Hall total - £6,471,79

Cathall - current spend

  • East London Boxing academy togetherness project - £500
  • Over 50s outings - £500
  • Moving on stage 2 - £1,000
  • Boxing4Life Cathall - £1,000
  • The Man Den  - £500
  • Lime Tree Surgery Open Day - £491

Cathall total - £3,991

Chapel End - Current spend

  • Ardleigh Road Wildflower Meadows - £250
  • Farnan Avenue Street Party (application for funding) - £250
  • Brightening the Billet - £500
  • Yard sessions - £250
  • Neighbourhood Street Party - Garner Road - £205
  • Let's Ball - £1,390

Chapel End total - £2,845

Chingford Green - current spend

  • Stanley Road Neighbourhood Watch - Request self watering up the pole hanging baskets for Stanley Road - £500
  • Ladies night - £500
  • Chingford Green Ward - This is a no cold calling area signage - £500
  • Organiclea's Woodland Classroom - £1,000
  • Chingford Green Ward Panel - £500

Chingford Green total - £3,000

Endlebury - current spend

  • Woodland Road Street Party - £447.87
  • Love North Chingford  (Community Project) - £740
  • Wingrove Hall double glazing project - £1,500
  • The Great Get Together - £100

Endlebury total - £2,787.87

Forest - current spend

  • Halloween Park Pumpkin Carving and Crafts - £500
  • Festive Community Singalong - £500
  • Forest View Street Festival - £500
  • Building Links - £230
  • FORA Forest Ward Residents Community Locked - £2,000
  • Positive Youth Diversionary and Social Skills - £1,000
  • Engaging Communities - £1,500

Forest total - £6,230

Grove Green - current spend

  • Contact the elderly / once a month - tea party - £500
  • Richmond Road Pocket Park - £200
  • Outings for the over 50's - £500
  • Moving On Stage 2 - £1,063
  • Positive Youth Diversionary and Social Skills  - £750
  • Norlington Street Party - £556
  • Spring Seniors Lunch - £2,500
  • Autumn Concert - £2,000

Grove Green total - £8,069

Hale End and Highams Park - Current spend

  • CreativiTEA - £500
  • Wisdom Warriors Chair Yoga - £500
  • The Highams Park Colour Festival (Fest) - £500
  • YogaTeens - £500
  • Highams Park Day 2019 - £1,000
  • hSpark Radio - £750
  • Events in The Highams Park Plan Area - £1,500
  • Urvelton Road Street Party - £300
  • Street Party Big Lunch - £476
  • Warboys Crescent street party - £62
  • Community BBQ and gardening day - £500

Hale End and Highams Park total - £6,588

Hatch Lane - current spend

  • Apple Day at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and Park - £500
  • Pimp Hall Nature Reserve Activities and projects - £1,200
  • Highams Park Day 2019 - £1,000
  • Events in The Highams Park 2019 - £1,445
  • hSpark Radio - £1,250
  • Events in The Highams Park Plan Area - £1,945
  • Wingrove Hall double glazing project - £2,300
  • Highams Park Forum - £300

Hatch Lane total - £10,000

High Street - current spend

  • St James Street Carol Concert - £300
  • Coppermill Creative Hub - £386
  • Parent Led Workshops - £300
  • New Parent Weekly Drop In Group - £450
  • Cleveland Park Residents Community Initiatives - £450
  • Community Events @ The Mill in Sept, Oct, and Nov - £480
  • Young Creative Curator project - £500
  • Business English Study - £500
  • St Michael and All Angels Open Door Community project - £400
  • Cassiobury Road Street Party - £500
  • Heidi Unlikely research and development - £500
  • Stoneydown Park Film Night - £750
  • Junior Art Club - £1,000
  • Folk Festival in Walthamstow - £500
  • Stoneydown Park Festival  - £1,200
  • Chester Road Street Party - £266
  • Elmfield Road Street Party - £500
  • Mural on Coppermill Lane - £500

High Street total - £9,982

Higham Hill - current spend

  • Higham Hill Hub CIC - £1,000

Higham Hill total spend - £1,000

Hoe Street - current spend

  • Loving Trees - £191
  • WVRA Annual Village Carols - £450
  • Community and guerrilla garden project - £500
  • Clarendon Road Green Space - £500
  • New trees for Pendlestone Road - £500
  • Bremer Garage street painting - £500
  • Building Links - £500
  • Hoe Street Ward Children Exploring and Experimenting with The Colourbox - £1,000
  • TriO Community Launch, Three Events - £1,500
  • Mosaics made with the community for 1)Church Hill 2) Aubrey Road 3)WSFG allotment - £1,000
  • Pensioners day trip to paradise wildlife park - £725
  • Milton Road - £450
  • Granville Road Street Party - £250
  • E17 Puppet Project - £500

Hoe Street total spend - £8,566

Larkswood - current spend

  • Edward avenue street party - £150
  • Safer Neighbourhood - Alleyway Gates Project - £500
  • Songs & Smiles - £600
  • Chingford Fashion Show - £1,500
  • Facilities improvement at Chingford Bowling Club - £2,000

Larkswood Total - £4,750

Lea Bridge - current spend

  • Brightening up our corners - £300
  • Creation of new allotments at Low Hall Farm - £500
  • Moving On Stage 2 - £700
  • Developing Writing and Acting skills - £1,500
  • Children and Young people activities - £1,500

Lea Bridge total spend - £4,500

Leyton - current spend

  • Sparks to Art: Epilepsy Painted - £110
  • Positive Youth Diversionary and Social Skills development Activities for 4 to 14 year olds - £1,000
  • KTFC Be Counted - £1,000
  • Winter Feast - Leyton - £900
  • Parental Connection Q-Time - £500
  • Farmer Road Street Party - £400

Leyton total spend - £3,910

Leytonstone - current spend

  • Leytonstone Christmas Market - £437
  • For Her: Information and Support Service - £499.86
  • Vintage Tea for Seniors in Waltham Forest - £500
  • Elderlead - Helping the over 50 volunteer for mentoring students in school - £500
  • Go Wild Families – Discover nature in the inner  - £500

Leytonstone total spend - £2,436.86

Markhouse - current spend

  • Doing It Ourselves: The First Neighbourhood Co-operative Nursery, Walthamstow - £490
  • Ringwood, Tennyson and Gosport Road Street party - £500
  • Hornbeam JoyRiders - £1,000
  • KTFC Be Counted - £1,000
  • Thomas Gamuel Park Fitness and Fun - £1,000
  • Positive Routes - £1,000
  • 50th Celebrations of the Victoria Line - £1,000
  • Planting and Public  Engagement: Queen's Road The Friends of Walthamstow (Queen's Cemetery) - £1,500
  • Springfield Road Street Party - £304

Markhouse total spend - £7,794

Valley - current spend

  • Heathers' Happy Mondays Stay and Play Group - £286
  • Improved safety and security for allotment community - £495
  • Twixmas - £500
  • Haseya Magic Forest - £500
  • Songs & Smiles - £600
  • Flower bed planting and upkeep - £690
  • Wingrove Hall double glazing project - £1,000
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Event - £1,220
  • Facilities improvement at Chingford Bowling Club - £2,000

Valley total spend - £7,291

William Morris - current spend

  • Elphinstone Road Street Party - £200
  • Eid Party - £425
  • CreativiTEA - £500
  • Bedford Road Residents Group Street Planting - £500
  • William Morris Ward Children Exploring and Experimenting with the Colourbox - £985.73
  • Gnome House Girls' Club - £1,200
  • Priory Court Youth Club with Basketball Activity - £1,200
  • The Winns Primary School Community Day - £120
  • Russell Road Street Party - £104
  • Summer outing for the older people / PC Luncheon - £500
  • Ruby Road Street Party - £500
  • Let's Ball - £100

William Morris total spend - £7,224.73

Wood Street - current spend

  • Greville Road Summer Street Pary - £83
  • Turner Road Gardeners - £214
  • Ravenswood Rd Street Party - £200
  • Ferndale Avenue Residents Street Party - £200
  • A Little Free Library for Bisterne Avenue Park - £500
  • Creche + Co (créche + coworking) - £500
  • Wood St Ward: Wonder with Light at the colourbox - £985.73
  • Harvesting All Year Round - £1,000
  • Make and Play at Bisterne Park - £1,688.35
  • Midsummer Party - £99.32
  • Chestnut Avenue Street Party - £176
  • Big Summer Lunch  - £143
  • Wood Street First Variety Show - £1,470

Wood Street total - £7,259.40

Contact Click to get info

Email: Community Ward Funding Team

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

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