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Community Ward Funding 21/22

The first round of Community Ward Funding will open on 22 February 2021.

Apply for Community Ward Funding

During the current outbreak of COVID-19 we would like to support our communities as much as possible and have made the application process simpler so that groups of any size can apply for any amount of funding up to £10,000 in every ward.

This will enable ward councillors to help our residents during such a challenging time and support projects that will have a real impact on the local community.

Projects may include:

  • Supporting charitable activities focused on reducing isolation and support mental health initiatives
  • Supporting the recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Equipment and other measures to enable community support to be delivered safely
  • Enabling local charities to provide supplies to their communities

Please note that this funding cannot be used for personal needs on an individual basis. There are further details of funding available for residents and local businesses below.

Each ward has a budget of £10,000 to be allocated, which we anticipate will be awarded in two funding rounds over the year.

Please read the community ward funding guidelines before applying

The application deadline is 5pm on 5 April. Applications must be received by 5 April.​

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

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

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Alternative sources of funding during COVID-19

Our website has further details of sources of funding for residents and business during the outbreak;

2020/21 funding Click to get info

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2020/21 funding

If you applied for 2020/21 funding, you must complete your project and submit your project evidence by 31 March 2021.

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. 

2020- 21 Funded Projects Click to get info

Cann Hall – current spend

  • £326.00   Flowers for the Forest
  • £997.00   The Farm Community Kitchen: Volunteering for All
  • £300.00   Worsley Road Community Planting
  • £500.00   Community Notice Board-Planter
  • £230.00   Get Mind & Body Active with ELBA
  • £500.00   Flowers for the Forest
  • £500.00   Cann hall women’s Empowering project
  • £500.00   Mental Health through boxing
  • £1,500.00   Learning New Skills in Lockdown
  • £1,666.00    Community Library Developments - 20/21
  • £219.00    Geraniums on front window sills
  • £250.00    The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception
  • £2,200.00   ZOOM STEM PROJECT 2020

Cann Hall total – £9,688

Cathall – current spend

  • £500.00   Boxing Mental Health
  • £5,000.00   Community Library Developments - 20/21
  • £250.00    The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception
  • £500.00    Trinity Flowerbeds Community Gardening Project

Cathall total - £6,250

Chapel End – current spend

  • £2,840.00    After Hrs
  • £500.00   Ridgeway Rovers Football Club - Community Football for local children and young people
  • £500.00 Penrhyn Surgery Garden Therapy  The Start
  • £250.00   Wynwood Christmas Day Charity Event
  • £500.00   Bloom In Stow : For Growing Communities
  • £3,090.00 Phoenix Flames Netball Club - Netball in the Community and Hardship Fund Project
  • £1,580.00   The Smiling Weekly Remotely Singalong Sessions
  • £240.00   Garner Road Neighbourhood party
  • £500.00   'Social Distance' A community magazine          

Chapel End total - £10,000

Chingford Green– current spend

  • £425.00   Chingford Green Traditional Village Oak Sign
  • £2,265.00   Awl dance
  • £500.00   Bags of Kindness - Christmas 2020
  • £360.00     Community Networking
  • £500.00   Making Chingford wild life friendly
  • £500.00   Chingford Green Pocket Park Mosaic
  • £500.00   Chingford Athletic Under 21s Phase 3
  • £1,000.00   Chingford Cricket Club Tree Maintenance
  • £140.00   Chingstow Radio
  • £1,020.00   Forty Love
  • £1,000.00   DADRA FRIDAY SOCIAL CLUB
  • £270.00   Community Celebration
  • £500.00   Baby Bank Covid-19 Support
  • £1,000.00   Mindfulness On The Green 2020                  

Chingford Green total - £9,980

Endlebury – current spend

  • £517.00   Chingford Village Green Oak Sign
  • £2,000.00   School Library Bus
  • £1,500.00   Cleaning of the War Memorial
  • £150.00   Mornington Hall Signage and Wifi Installation
  • £580.00   Chingford Green Gym
  • £300.00   Entrance Gate improvements to Pimp Hall Nature Reserve.
  • £1,200.00 Waltham Forest Volunteer Police Cadets
  • £250.00   Woodland Road Christmas Lights
  • £2,200.00    Harry Kane statue
  • £500.00   Chingford Athletic Under 21s Phase 3
  • £303.00   Making North Chingford Bee and Insect friendly
  • £500.00   Making Chingford Insect friendly

Endlebury total – £10,000

Forest – current spend

  • £200.00   PARENTAL CONNECTION WORKSHOP
  • £500.00   Phone a Friend befriending call project
  • £100.00   Fight mental with ELBA
  • £500.00   Forest View Street Festival 2020
  • £100.00    "Awakening through Covid-19 -  Conversations and experiences with the people across Waltham Forest"
  • £145.00    Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £100.00    WF Recovery - Bounce Back for local Business
  • £500.00    Comics and Illustration
  • £2,270.00    Abbots Park: Outdoor Cinema, community connections.
  • £1,200.00    Twice a Month Meetings
  • £350.00    Pollinator Garden
  • £500.00   Space in the Park
  • £3,000.00    Bridging the Gap in Learning and Social Skills for children aged 4 - 14 during Covid-19
  • £235.00    Nigerian Day in Waltham Forest

Forest total - £10,000

Grove Green – current spend

  • £350.00   Linear Park upkeep
  • £500.00   "In Plain Sight"
  • £750.00   FRANCIS ROAD (SOCIALLY DISTANCED) STREET PARTY
  • £200.00   ELBA boxing Mental Health
  • £350.00   Francis Road Jumble Trail
  • £300.00   Bridging the Gap in Learning and Social Skills for children aged 4 - 14 during Covid-19
  • £500.00   Richmond Road Pocket Park
  • £250.00   Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £200.00  Comics and Illustration

Grove Green total - £3,600

Hale End and Highams Park – current spend

  • 500.00 Mandy Moose Winter Adventures Children's Theatre Production
  • 200.00 BLOOMING ULVERSTON ROAD PROJECT (BURP)
  • 1,000.00           Events in The Highams Park HE&HP
  • 250.00    COVID-19 Response - advanced bed
  • 350.00    hSpark Radio
  • 1,736.00           Aldriche Way Gets Cooking
  • 500.00    Highams Park Poetry Trail
  • 214.00    Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • 250.00    Free First Aid Training
  • 5,000.00           Highams Park Food Aid           

Hale End and Highams Park total - £10,000

Hatch Lane – current spend

  • £231.00    New piece of playground equipment.
  • £1,000.0   Events in The Highams Park
  • £1,500.00   Learning Lodge Kitchen Maintenance
  • £1,000.00   PimpHall Lodge Healthy minds
  • £1,000.0    The Highams Park Snedders
  • £500.00   HSpark Radio
  • £5,000.00    Highams Park Food Aid                        

Hatch Lane total - £10,000

High Street – current spend

  • £500.00   ELBA Mind and Body Wellbeing
  • £1,500.00    Mini-Roundels Gallery @ Blackhorse Tube Station
  • £2,000.00    Grow Your Idea 2020
  • £500.00   Cassiobury Road #AllTogetherNowWF
  • £500.00   FREE English lessons - to improve employability
  • £500.00   Essex Close Gardening Project
  • £500.00   CreativiTEA
  • £500.00  The Mind Body & Soul Project
  • £320.00  Communal veg garden
  • £500.00  Chester Road Street Party
  • £500.00  Community Gardening
  • £2,000.00   Project Zero Family Fun Day - Youth Champions

High Street total - £9,820

Higham Hill – current spend

  • £180.00   Replacement Website
  • £500.00   Re-opening Higham Hill Hub for the community
  • £3,000.00   Get Creative with Leaders
  • £1,339.00   Park Landscape Improvement Project
  • £470.00  Higham Hill Community Social Activity Group
  • £360.00  Higham Hill Hub Equipment
  • £500.00  Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £500.00  Bloom In Stow : For Growing Communities

Higham hill total - £6,849

Hoe Street – current spend

  • £1,500.00   Extending Mosaics
  • £500.00   Hilltop Community Gardening - for the upkeep of the new tree pits and rain gardens
  • £500.00   Theatripy
  • £500.00   Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020 
  • £500.00   Shook Magazine
  • £1,179.00   Coming out of quarantine
  • £1,000.0   A Community United by COVID-19
  • £499.00   Green Connections
  • £500.00  When Poetry, Spoken Word meets Art...                      

Hoe Street total - £6,678

Larkswood – current spend

  • £500.00  Christmas Hampers for the Isolated Housebound Adults
  • £500.00   hSpark Radio
  • £1,477.00   The Discovery Space: Connections lead to Community Responses to Shared Challenges for Larkswood (Larkswood & Valley - South Chingford)
  • £500.00   Easter Event 2021
  • £500.00  Ongoing planting for our High Street
  • £500.00  Christmas 2020
  • £250.00  Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £500.00  Chingford Athletic Under 21s Phase 3
  • £500.00  Poppies for commemoration
  • £500.00  Ongoing gardening project
  • £2,000.00   Highams Park Food Aid
  • £1,645.00   The World Dance Project                   

Larkswood total - £9,247

Lea Bridge – current spend

  • £500.00   Mind over Matter with ELBA
  • £1,300.00   Rewilding the Dagenham Brook
  • £500.00  boxing mental health awareness
  • £400.00  Films in the Park
  • £450.00  my ZOE, a zoetropic installation
  • £500.00  The Hornbeam Covid-19 Food Redistribution Center - Volunteer Support
  • £500.00  Bridging the Gap in Learning and Social Skills for children aged 4 - 14 during Covid-19
  • £1,500.00   Community Revival (Keep Hope Alive) Amid Coronavirus
  • £1,500.00   Celebrating Cultural diversity in Waltham Forest
  • £500.00  Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £500.00  The Smiling Weekly Remotely Singalong sessions
  • £500.00  Creative Connections
  • £500.00  WF Recovery - Bounce Back for local Business
  • £500.00  Comics and Illustration

Lea Bridge total - £9,650

Leyton – current spend

  • £500.00   Boxing mental Health ELBA
  • £1,000.00   Eastfield FC (Young Players Pathway)
  • £900.00  The mind body & soul project
  • £1,000.00   Leyton Boundary Community Garden - Planter Project
  • £1,000.00   Bridging the Gap in Learning and Social Skills for children aged 4 - 14 during Covid-19
  • £500.00 Farmer Road Street Party
  • £700.00  Nigerian Day in Waltham Forest 2020
  • £500.00  Ive farm Gardening project
  • £1,500.00   Leyton food hub
  • £300.00  PARENTAL CONNECTION WORKSHOP
  • £500.00  Save Our Kids
  • £500.00  Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £1,100.00    African Weaving Cottage

Leyton total - £10,000

Leytonstone – current spend

  • £1,500.00   Art development + photography club
  • £2,200.00   Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter
  • £500.00  E11 Chair Yoga
  • £250.00  washbags for the NHS
  • £2,500.00   Communal Chanukah Menorah Lighting
  • £790.00  The Smiling Weekly Remotely Singalong Sessions
  • £500.00  E11 Chair Yoga
  • £200.00   Booking Leytonstone Library Theatre Hall in advance for monthly playreadings
  • £200.00 Purchase of computer Lenovo ThinkPad T430...
  • £480.00  Waltham Forest Washbags for the NHS
  • £250.00  The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception
  • £500.00   Vintage Tea for Seniors

Leytonstone total - £9,870

Markhouse – current spend

  • £500.00   Kelmscott Laptop Appeal
  • £350.00   Grow Your Idea 2020
  • £1,700.00   Waltham Forest Sports Project
  • £150.00  Keep your street free of litter
  • £500.00  Gosport, Ringwood and Tennyson road street party
  • £1,000.00    The Mind Body & Soul Project
  • £425.00  The Longfield Festival
  • £2,875.00   SP Community Engagement
  • £500.00   Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £500.00   Shook Magazine
  • £500.00   WF Recovery - Bounce Back for local Business
  • £500.00   When poetry, spoken word meets arts...        

Markhouse total - £9,500

Valley – current spend

  • £500.00   Joyful Valley
  • £2,278.00   Winter Warmth
  • £500.00   Christmas 2020 Valley Ward
  • £2,360.00   End of COVID19 lock down event.

Valley total - £5,638

William Morris – current spend

  • £500.00   Coronavirus /Covid 19
  • £500.00   The Mind Body & Soul
  • £2,200.00   Baby Bank Covid-19 Support
  • £500.00   Lloyd Park Food Rescue
  • £500.00    'Social Distance' the community magazine
  • £500.00   Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2020
  • £500.00   Bloom In Stow : For Growing Communities
  • £1,100.00   Stories & Supper: Creative Connections
  • £1,520.00 Support for Waltham Forest Migrant Action Drop-in Centre
  • £1,980.00 SETTING UP A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • £700.00    Covid-19 Community Support

William Morris total - £10,000

Wood Street – current spend

  • £500.00   121 Family Forest School
  • £1,500.00   Socially Distant Doorstep Carnival
  • £480.00   PL84U AL-SUFFA
  • £1,140.00   Stories & Supper: Creative Connections
  • £4,997.00   Play Around: A mobile toy library for toys which don't cost the Earth                      

Wood Street total - £8,617

 

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.

For help with your application or general support with getting active online connect with our Digital Champions by attending a drop-in session near you.