Fellowship Square Arts and Culture Grants 2023

Apply for a grant of up to £15k to run a project in Fellowship Square across Summer 2023.

Last updated: 21 March 2023

Next review: 15 February 2024

Fellowship Square is a public space at the heart of Waltham Forest that opened in July 2021. It belongs to the communities of Waltham Forest. All our residents are invited to use it as a place to bring people together and celebrate the diversity of our borough.

Following successful events, over the past two years, we are now inviting local organisations, artists, and community groups to apply for funding. This funding will support you to deliver arts and cultural activities in the square across Summer 2023.

Fellowship Square Grants Guidance Pack (PDF)

Fellowship Square Grants Application Form (Word file)

Funding Opportunity

The grants scheme has been designed to support arts and cultural activities taking place in Fellowship Square between June 2023 and September 2023. Applicants can bid for sums of between £5000 and £15,000. This amount must cover all costs associated with your proposal.

We will be investing a total of £45,000 in projects through the grants scheme, examples of which could include:

We cannot fund the following:

  • Events that take place outside of Fellowship Square
  • Events that do not take place between June and September 2023


Who can apply?

We will accept submissions from a range of groups, these include:

  • Individual practitioners
  • Artist collectives
  • Community and arts organisations
  • Residents’ associations and charities

You may also consider applying in a partnership, an artist working with a school for example.

You must be over the age of 18 to make a submission.

You will need to have a bank account in order to apply. You will also be asked to list two referees. They will be required to provide a statement on your suitability for the grant if you are successful.

Making an application

We recommend that you read the guidance pack in full before making a submission. You will find details on our funding aims and the criteria against which we’ll assess your application.

In order to apply you will need to complete an application form. Please see the related documents section of this page for a template. Once complete please email us at culture@walthamforest.gov.uk with the title: Fellowship Square – Arts & Culture Grants – Application.

If you would like to submit your application in another format, or need to raise any accessibility issues you are experiencing, please email culture@walthamforest.gov.uk


If you have any queries about eligibility or making a submission please message us at culture@walthamforest.gov.uk.