The Communities and Participation team work hard to support our voluntary and community sector in Waltham Forest. There are various ways that local organisations can access this support.
Come along to our monthly network meetings
Each month the team host monthly network meetings which are open to any community or voluntary sector organisation in Waltham Forest and provide an opportunity for community groups to network, share ideas and plan partnership working.
Take a look at our Online Community Noticeboard
Each month we feature new community activities and events, as well as new funding and training opportunities for our voluntary and community sector.
Be a part of our Community Database
Our community database aims to get a full picture of all voluntary and community sector organisations in Waltham Forest – to enable us to understand the work you do to support residents, promote the fantastic activities you have on offer and ensure you remain up to date with support on offer.
Get support in recruiting volunteers
Volunteers are currently supporting community groups with one-off events, service delivery and much more. Community groups can register on our volunteering partner website to access training and support to create and promote volunteering opportunities.
Take a look at facilities on offer
Find out about spaces available in local community centres, what each facility offers and how you can book.
Training opportunities for community organisations
We have committed to offering training to build capacity within our voluntary and community sector and will be offering training opportunities throughout the next year.
Useful resources for accessing funding
Find out about useful statistics about our residents in Waltham Forest, including census information, health inequalities information and more.
Communities and Participation team
If you represent a voluntary and community sector organisation and would like to speak to the team, please get in touch.
Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with activities on offer through voluntary and community sector organisations, as well as keeping up to date about new funding streams or training opportunities.