Last updated: 13 July 2023

Next review: 24 February 2024

Community Chest is a grant programme running in 2023 to fund small to medium-sized charities, organisations, community groups and social enterprises (VCFSEs) to run services and activities supporting the health and wellbeing of Waltham Forest residents.

We work closely with Waltham Forest Place based Partnership, a partnership of health, care and community and voluntary sector organisations, to deliver activities and services for residents around specific needs. These needs are directly linked to health inequalities that have been identified across the borough.

Going forward, we want to support community groups to provide more activities and services to improve residents' health and wellbeing. This grant will provide up to £9,999 for a community group to run a service, activity or an event supporting residents’ health and wellbeing.

Applications are accepted from any constituted voluntary, community or recreational group working within Waltham Forest. 

  • Applications close: 5:30pm Friday 17 March 
  • Application outcomes: 31 March 2023
  • Projects delivered: 1 April to 31 July 2023

Apply for a Community Chest Grant (Word)
Read the full guidance (PDF)

More Information

If you have further questions or need help to apply, we welcome you to join us at one of our Community Chest information sessions:

Wednesday 1 March from 11am to 1pm: online session, link to MS Teams meeting. Join the online meeting.

Thursday 2 March from 12 to 2pm: live session at Leytonstone Library, Church Lane, E11 1HG.

Thursday 9 March from 12.30 to 2.30pm: live session at the Lloyd Park Centre, Winns Avenue Entrance, Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, London, E17 5JW.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at