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Community Ward Funding 20/21

The second round of Community Ward Funding will open on 1 October 2020.

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 31 October. Applications must be received by 31 October.

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;

2019/20 funding Click to get info

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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. 

2019- 20 Funded Projects Click to get info

Cann Hall - current spend

  • The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception - £200              
  • Cann Hall & Harrow |Green Baptist Church - Equipment for hall - £380
  • Geraniums on front window sills - £498
  • Empowering Women Project- £500
  • East London Boxing Academy Kick Out Crime - £500
  • Ferndale Summer Street Party - £570
  • Community Library Expansion - £1,000
  • Drawing together - £1,998
  • Artist led-workshops
    • STEM Project - £2,270
    •  Boxing4Life - £2,400

Cann Hall total - £10,316

Cathall - current spend

  • The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception - £200
  • Monthly talks - £400
  • ELBA Against Crime - £500
  • The Man Den - £500
  • Community Garden Mosaic Project - £700
  • Community Library Expansion - £1,000
  • Langthorne Community Junction Opening Party (As Part of the Making Places initiative) - £1,500
  • The Beauty of Life; Visual art contest, workshops and exhibition - £4,700

Cathall total - £9,500

Chapel End - Current spend

  • Getting the message out - £122
  • Garner Road neighbourhood party - £220
  • Late Summer Get-Together on Car Free Day - £323
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £400
  • Sow & Share - Community Food Culture - £450
  • Fresh Start - £500
  • Regular meetings for neighbourhood watch scheme in a local church hall as well as trying to establish a Friends of Kitchener Park group - £500                
  • Bell Corner Defibrillator - £900
  • May Fair - £3,000
  • Across the 7 seas - 7 languages - 7 Songs: A Visual Arts, Crafts & Musical exploration of Culture, Identity & Heritage - £5,000           

Chapel End total - £11,415.00

Chingford Green - current spend

  • Frederica road arts day street party - £500
  • Community Social Afternoons - £1,340
  • E4 Culture Trail - £1,450
  • Football culture 5 a side football for all - £1,664
  • Mindfulness On The Green - £5,000

Chingford Green total - £9,954

Endlebury - current spend

  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £300
  • North Chingford Girls Soccer Club - Chingford Athletic FC - £500
  • Carriages for miniature railway - £700
  • Chingford Athletic U21 Phase 2 - £1,000
  • Acorn to Mighty Oak Film Project - £1,500
  • Harry Kane Sculpture Bench - £5,000

Endlebury total  £9,000

Forest - current spend

  • WF BOC Social Networking for Local BAME Business - £71.43
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £400
  • Get Fit with Leyton Orient Trust - £440
  • Forest View Street Festival - £500
  • Sandringham Road Street Party - £500
  • Painting of the railings at the Hindu temple Leytonstone - £500
  • Interfaith Friends Dinner - £500
  • People of the Forest - £500
  • WF Workers' Memorial Day Commemoration/May Day Celebration - £500
  • Igba –NdiEze Ogene Igbo- African Cultural dance: An Arts to Social - £756.66
  • Cohesion Project                
    • Comic and Illustration Drawing Classes - £995
    • Leytonstone Festival 2019 - £1,000
    • Twice a Month Meetings - £2,000
    • Community Health & Cultural Event 2019 - £2,455

Forest total - £11,118.09

Grove Green - current spend

  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £200
  • Linear Park Plot Lines - historical booklet - £500
  • Francis Road Festive Evenings - £500
  • Francis Road Street Party - £750
  • Leyton Active - £1,000

Grove Green total - £2,950

Hale End and Highams Park - Current spend

  • Sculpture Trail, Library Gallery project Highams Park Arts Trail, Myths & Legends Sculpture in Forest Project - £350
  • All part of the Hale End & Highams Park and Larkswood area events                
    • Planter decoration - £500
    • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £500
    • Highams Park Tales - £500
    • Caribbean day - £1,500
    • Highams Park IRM Plaque - £1,884
    • Wild About Highams Park - £2,000
    • Welcome festival - Hale End and Highams Park- £2,495

Hale End & Highams Park total - £9,729

Hatch Lane - current spend

  • Equipment to aid environmental task days - £410
  • Wood Sculpting In Abbotts Crescent - £480
  • 'Sixes and Sevens' (EP) - £500
  • Highams Lodge Art Festival - £999
  • WALTHAM FOREST MUSIC SOCIETY - Two Live Music Recitals in All - £1,000
  • Saint Church, Highams Park                
    • Events in The Highams Park 2019 - project extension - £1,000
    • 2019 Chingford Apple Day at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve - £1,380
    • Events & Forestry Work - £2,000
    • Wild About Highams Park £2,000

Hatch Lane total - £9,769

High Street - current spend

  • London Borough of Limericks - £350
  • Introduction to Culture for Babies - £400
  • Archipelago - £500
  • Elmfield Road Street Party 2019 - £500
  • WF BOC Social Business Networking - £500
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £500
  • Square TV - £500
  • East London Boxing leave out crime - £500
  • Imagine childcare- £800
  • Stoneydown Park Film Night -  £831
  • Comic and Illustration Drawing Classes - £900
  • Across the 7 seas - 7 languages - 7 Songs: A Visual Arts, Crafts & Musical exploration of Culture, Identity & Heritage (HIGH STREET) - £900
  • Words Uplift - £1,000
  • Art at The Mill - £1,000
  • Stoneydown Park Festival - £2,000

High Street total - £11,181

Higham Hill - current spend

  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £300
  • Box Fit Friday - £490
  • WF BOC Social Networking for Local Business - £500
  • Higham Hill Theatre Launch - £500
  • be yourself film festival - £1,000
  • Orient Kicks - £1,150

Higham Hill total - £3,940

Hoe Street - current spend

  • Pantomime in four venues in Walthamstow - £50
  • Mural for Aubrey Road Outdoor Gallery - £185
  • Death Cafe: Theme and Variations - £462
  • Therapy for CALM - £465
  • The 'Wingdolph' Road 2019 Street Party - £494
  • The Making Conversation Pod-Craft - £497
  • Gaybourhood East Pride Party - £500
  • Build Your Family Album - £500
  • SHELL LIKE presents 'The Mouth Is A Fossil, Bog Buried And Glowing Blue' - £500
  • Where I'm From - £500
  • Weaving Workshops - £500
  • States of Play - £500
  • Mosaics at Church Hill - £1,200
  • Connecting Communities Show - £1,250
  • Walthamstow Village Festival 2019 - £2,400

Hoe Street total - 10,003

Larkswood - current spend

  • Old Dogs, New Tricks: Community Cultural Celebration - £500
  • Chingford Hatch Day 2019 - £700
  • Memorial Park - £851
  • The World Dance Project - £1,460
  • Chingford Fashion Show - £1,840
  • Synagogue Hall and Kitchen Renovation - £2,500
  • The project 4 Youth - £3,000

Larkswood total- £10,851

Lea Bridge - current spend

  • Bridge Road Street Party 2019 - £500
  • WF BOC Business Social Network - £500
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £500
  • Our Lea Bridge Farm Heritage - £500
  • "SHAAM-E-GHAZAL" (Poetry Singing Performance Evening) - £1,000
  • Workshop on Knife crime and Gangsterism - £1,000

Lea Bridge total - £4,000

Leyton - current spend

  • Comic and Illustration Drawing Classes - £200
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £300
  • Primrose, Local Community Festival - £500
  • Mith of the Mist - £500
  • Carnivale - £500                
  • Igba –NdiEze Ogene Igbo- African Cultural dance: An Arts to Social - £500
  • Cohesion Project                
    • Farmer Road street party - £500
    • East London Boxing say no to crime - £500
    • The Artist Asylum Community Workshops - £997.50
    • Welcome festival - Leyton - £998
    • Be yourself film festival - £1,000
    • Across the 7 seas - 7 languages - 7 Songs: A Visual Arts, Crafts & Musical exploration of Culture, Identity & Heritage - £1,000
    • A new team for local players targeting young adults that need opportunities after leaving school - £1,000                
    • Sing For World Peace Day - £1,500

Leyton total - £9,995.50

Leytonstone - current spend

  • The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception - £200
  • Booking Leytonstone Library Theatre Hall and Maintaining Costumes and Properties - £400
  • Leyton&Stone Designers Christmas Markets - £500
  • St John's Vintage Tea - £500
  • Leytonstone Festival - £1,000
  • Comic and Illustration Drawing Classes - £1,000
  • Stone Space gallery bursaries - £1,200
  • BARA (Bushwood Area Residents Association) Big 40th Celebration - £1,429
  • The Mixed Up Chorus East - £1,500
  • Unknown & Untold Friendships of the Great War - £1,500
  • Communal Chanukah Menorah Lighting - £3,000

Leytonstone total - £12,229

Markhouse - current spend

  • Renew two existing small beds in Gosport road - £150
  • Limerick Painting at Mission Grove - Scissor Lift Funding - £190
  • Springfield Road Street Party - £250
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £250
  • Art at The Mill - £250
  • London Borough of Limericks - £350
  • be yourself film festival - £400
  • Lorne Road Street Party - £490
  • Introducing Green to our Junction (Gosport/Ringwood/Tennyson) - £500
  • Gosport, Ringwood and Tennyson road street party - £500
  • Ace Avenger All star cricket project for kids - £500
  • Masjid-e Umer Cycling Fun Day - £998
  • First Annual Walthamstow 'Messiah' - £1,847
  • St James Community Cultural Day - Mbilla Arts - £4,000

Markhouse total - £10,675

Valley - current spend

  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £200
  • Black History Month Celebration - £500
  • Black History Month Trail 2019:  Young Gifted & Black  (BHM Trail 2019 - YG&B) - £500                
  • Neighbours community get together - £500
  • E4 Arts & Crafts - £500
  • Community Gardening - £500
  • Kingswood Kings & Queens - £500
  • The Discovery Space (Valley - Waltham Forest) - Connections lead to Community Responses to Shared Challenges - £500            
  • Christmas switch on event - £2,000

Valley total - £5,700

William Morris - current spend

  • Day Outing - £340
  • London Borough of Limericks - £350
  • Street Pantomime Theatre - £399.95
  • Community Festival - Eid festival - £475
  • Saturday Kids: Art workshops for children with special needs - £480
  • IDAH-Stow: Combating homophobia, transphobia and biphobia within - £491
  • William Morris Ward on 17 May - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Tell - £500
  • The Winns Christmas Art Installation 2019 - £500
  • 'Speakers Corner – the red phone box experience' - £500
  • Get fit William Morris ! - £500
  • Gnome House Fringe Festival - £500
  • Asian Cultural performance - £500
  • Be Yourself Film Festival - £500
  • Brookdale and Greenleaf Road Literary Green Community Day - £1,200
  • Worth Unlimited - Art Project - £1,500
  • Stow Film Lounge - The People's Cinema -Moving Pictures across the Borough - £1,500

William Morris total - £10,235.95

Wood Street - current spend

  • Brookfield Avenue Street Party of Culture - £100
  • BAPS Picnic - £150
  • WF Cricket Festival 2019 - £400
  • Free sports sessions in Bisterne Avenue Park - £470
  • Our Cultural Stories: our families, our communities, this is who we are! £498
  • Weaving Workshop - £499
  • Wood Street present- Monikah Lee Talks in Secondary Schools - £500
  • Ravenswood for Eat or Heat 2019 - £500
  • Bisterne Avenue Gardening Group - £500
  • Party in the parks - £500
  • Ravenswood Fringe Arts Festival - £500
  • Sing17 Day Choir - £650
  • Brookfield Estate Mosaic - £1,000
  • Across the 7 seas - 7 languages - 7 Songs: A Visual Arts, Crafts & Musical exploration of Culture, Identity & Heritage - £1,600
  • Wood Street CoSoCu Event Community Social Cultural Event - £2,000

Wood Street total - £9,867

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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.