Voluntary and community sector resource hub

Adult social care and health

To help you bid for funding, win contracts, and deliver services for the people of Waltham Forest, we’ve created this page for community and voluntary sector organisations like yours.

The information below can help you develop your ideas

You’ll also find support about bidding for external funds and exploring grant funding opportunities.

Using information about Waltham Forest can help you service better meet the needs of local people.

For example, if your organisation is for families with young children, you may want to know which areas of the borough has the most lone parents, low-income families, or which schools provide the most free school meals.

See statistics about Waltham Forest here.

This information can help you to identify where to recruit volunteers, or where to promote your services.

Health and wellbeing of people in Waltham Forest

To find information about people with long-term health issues, maternity and child health, as well as analysis of wider factors that affect health, you can read the joint strategic needs assessment 2014-2015 report.

Waltham forest volunteering research

Research shows the borough has a relatively low number of charities, considering the size of the population - and that volunteering here is lower than the national and London average.
You can read a summary of the research here.

Compare Waltham Forest to other boroughs

If you want to compare Waltham Forest to other London boroughs, or other local authorities nationally, you can use a tool called LG Inform

There you can look for issues such as school achievement, crime and employment.

Census information

For more comprehensive data, you may want to look at the 2011 Census. You can find this on the Office of National Statistics website.

Community Waltham Forest

If you’re looking for volunteer roles within local charities or voluntary and community organisations based in and around Waltham Forest contact Community Waltham Forest who can offer one to one advice


NCVO helps the voluntary sector and volunteering through connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations.

They can support you with consultancy, research and practical support such as help with evaluating impact. NCVO also publish funding and finance opportunities.

The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission registers and regulate charities in England and Wales. They can give you guidance about the legal responsibilities involved in running  your charity.