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Community ward funding

Find out more about community ward funding and how to apply.

Community ward funding 21/22

The first round of community ward funding opened on 22 February 2021.

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 (Word) before applying

The application deadline was 5pm on 5 April. Applications must be received by 5 April.​

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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2021/22 funding

I am currently supporting a project

Return to 2021-22 funding

If you applied for 2021/22 funding, you must complete your project and submit your project evidence by 31 March 2022.

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.

2021/22 funded projects

Cann Hall

Grant: £1,000.00 Boxing4Life

Grant: £250.00 Walking group

Grant: £500.00 ELBA FIGHT AWAY KNIFE CRIME

Grant: £1,478.00 The Farm Community Kitchen: A Sustainable Future

Grant: £1,000.00 Community Library - Further Developments

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £1,000.00 Leytonstone Festival 2021

Grant: £215.00 Geraniums 2021 – 2022

Grant: £250.00 The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception

Grant: £1,400.00 ZOOM STEM PROJECT

Grant: £770.00 Pop-Up Ceramic Studio

TOTAL: £9,363

Cathall

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £1,000.00 Family Food Fun at Langthorne Park

Grant: £1,000.00 The Denis Leramo Basketball Tournament and D12 Academy projects

Grant: £500.00 Say no to Knife Crime

Grant: £1,000.00 Community Library - Further Developments

Grant: £500.00 Apples for Asthma

Grant: £250.00 The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception

Grant: £1,000.00 The Pavilion Community Book and Film Club

TOTAL: £6,250

Chapel End

Grant: £500.00 Annual Diwali festival

Grant: £500.00 Brettenham Road Street Party

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £2,305.00 WIILMA - this project is in memory and thanks to The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Chris Robbins

Grant: £810.00 Pop-up Ceramic Studio Workshop

Grant: £2,025.00 East London Shakespeare Festival (ELSF)

TOTAL: £7,640

Chingford Green

Grant: £500.00 Christmas Lunch

Grant: £1,464.00 Mornington Hall Minor Electrical Repairs

Grant: £1,500.00 Free cricket sessions for schools

Grant: £500.00 Woodberry Way unloved plot

Grant: £3,000.00 Memorial Mosaic

TOTAL: £6,964

Endlebury

Grant: £900.00 Denner Rd and Old Church Rd Allotments

Grant: £1,464.00 Mornington Hall Minor Electrical Repairs

Grant: £200.00 Horsley Road Street Party

Grant: £350.00 Ongoing planting and improvements

Grant: £300.00 Neighbourhood Watch

Grant: £500.00 Smartening Up Chingford

TOTAL: £3,714

Forest

Grant: £700.00 Annual Diwali Festival

Grant: £475.00 Platinum Jubilee Street Party

Grant: £200.00 ELBA against knives

Grant: £2,400.00 Call to Holy Ground: a Cultural Celebration in Leytonstone

Grant: £2,400.00 Cornerstone Baby Bank

Grant: £2,400.00 Leytonstone Festival 2021

Grant: £200.00 Operation Fight to Finish Coronavirus Attack

Grant: £200.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £500.00 Drop-in for Mums @ Cornerstone

Grant: £825.00 St Andrew's Play garden and tool share

Grant: £200.00 WIILMA -this project is in memory and thanks to The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Chris Robbins

Grant: £200.00 AFRICAN HERITAGE ASO OKE WEAVING LOOM TRAINING

TOTAL: £10,700

Grove Green

Grant: £767 Francis Road Street Party

TOTAL: £767

Hale End and Highams Park

Grant: £167.00 Paint and Provisions

Grant: £4,000.00 Highams Park Food Aid (HPFA)

Grant: £300.00 hSpark Radio

Grant: £1,000.00 Boules Pitch in the Highams Park

Grant: £200.00 Blooming Ulverston Road Project (BURP)

Grant: £2,032.00 Family Food Fun at The Shade

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £500.00 WALTHAM FOREST MUSIC SOCIETY - CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITALS

Grant: £801.00 Pop-up Ceramic Studio Workshop

TOTAL: £9,500

Hatch Lane

Grant: £2,000.00 Park basketball hoop and goal

Grant: £4,000.00 Highams Park Food Aid (HPFA)

Grant: £500.00 hSpark Radio

Grant: £3,000.00 Boules Pitch in the Highams Park

Grant: £500.00 WALTHAM FOREST MUSIC SOCIETY - CLASSICAL MUSIC RECITALS

TOTAL: £10,000

High Street

Grant: £2,895.00 Japnese Culture Olympics 2021!

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £2,500.00 Digital Buddies

Grant: £500.00 Elmfield Road Street Party

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £500.00 Hazelwood and Haroldstone Rd Street Party

Grant: £1,785.00 WIILMA - this project is in memory and thanks to The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Chris Robbins

TOTAL: £9,680

Higham Hill

TOTAL: £0

Hoe Street

Grant: £1,000.00 RAPunzel!  Walthamstow Trades Hall Community Panto

Grant: £500.00 Christmas Party

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £250.00 Byron Road  E17 Tree Pit

Grant: £500.00 Hoe Street: a multimedia response to endemic street harassment

 Grant: £500.00 Pak UK Social Festival

Grant: £864.00 Writing in the Margins

Grant: £583.00 West Court Balconies in Bloom

TOTAL: £5,197

Larkswood

Grant: £1,500.00 Larkswood Lime Academy Summer House/Shelter and Sensory Garden

Grant: £750.00 Christmas Gifts Larkswood ward 2021

Grant: £2,000.00 Highams Park Food Aid (HPFA)

Grant: £500.00 hSpark Radio

Grant: £500.00 Chingford Athletic Under 21's Season 4

Grant: £1,750.00 Memorial Park - Refurbish wooden carvings

Grant: £200.00 On going gardening for South Chingford Town Centre

Grant: £1,250.00 Metal soldier silhouette

Grant: £500.00 Ongoing gardening

Grant: £379.00 Stadium Place Community Allotments Open Day

TOTAL: £9,329

Lea Bridge

Grant: £500.00 KO to knife crime

Grant: £500.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £500.00 Bridge Road Street Party 2021

Grant: £1,000.00 Operation Fight to Finish the Coronavirus Attack

Grant: £500.00 Pak UK Social Festival

Grant: £1,000.00 UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £900.00 WIILMA -this project is in memory and thanks to The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Chris Robbins

Grant: £1,000.00 Aso Oke Cottage Weaving

TOTAL: £6,400

Leyton

Grant: £500.00 Knife Down, Glove Up

Grant: £2,000.00 East London Shakespeare Festival (ELSF)

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £1,500.00 WIILMA - this project is in memory and thanks to The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Chris Robbins

Grant: £1,250.00 Aso Oke Cultural Weaving

TOTAL: £6,750

Leytonstone

Grant: £650.00 Vintage Tea for Seniors

Grant: £400.00 GFS Leytonstone Covid Recovery and Growth Project

Grant: £2,000.00 Communal Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Grant: £2,000.00 Leytonstone Festival 2021

Grant: £450.00 Booking Leytonstone Library Theatre Hall for monthly playreadings

Grant: £250.00 The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Reception

Grant: £2,500.00 Improved lighting for the Stone Space gallery

Grant: £300.00 Writing in the Margins

TOTAL: £8,550

Markhouse

Grant: £910.00 Post Lockdown Womens Fitness Recovery Group

Grant: £1,000.00 Markhouse All Sports Project

Grant: £1,500.00 Jade's Garden

Grant: £1,500.00 We Play

Grant: £300.00 Gosport Road Pocket Park

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £305.00 Three Streets Street Party

TOTAL: £7,015

Valley

Grant: £3,400.00 Young Leaders

Grant: £2,500.00 Heating renewal

Grant: £500.00 Twixmas Party

Grant: £500.00 Ongoing planting at Chingford Mount

Grant: £1,842.00 Family Food Fun at Paradox

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £750.00 Christmas Gifts Valley Ward 2021

TOTAL: £9,992

William Morris

Grant: £1,700.00 Priory Court Carnival Arts Programme

Grant: £500.00 Annual Diwali Festival

Grant: £500.00 Operation Fight to Finish Coronavirus Attack

Grant: £500.00 Hoe Street: a multimedia response to endemic street harassment

Grant: £500.00 Taster Course: Introduction to Health Qigong

Grant: £2,025.00 East London Shakespeare Festival (ELSF)

Grant: £500.00 Women's Silver Group Exercise Group

Grant: £275.00 Baby and Parent Music Class

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £500.00 Pak UK Social Festival

Grant: £500.00 Waltham Forest Cricket Festival 2021

Grant: £500.00 Japanese Culture Olympics 2021!

Grant: £500.00 African Heritage Weaving Loom

Grant: £496.00 Ramadan and Eid Mosques

TOTAL: £9,996

Wood Street

Grant: £500.00 Educational activities

Grant: £1,000.00 Health and wellness project

Grant: £500.00 We are a newly formed Explorer Scout unit providing activities for 14 to 18-year-olds in the Wood street / Walthamstow area as part of the Scouting movement. We are enquiring about Funding to help us purchase camping equipment and resources

Grant: £1,175.00 WIILMA - this project is in memory and thanks to The Mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Chris Robbins

Grant: £1,490.00 Go Wild-Life the Socially Distant Doorstep Carnival

Grant: £199.00 Turner Road Gardeners

TOTAL: £4,864

Contact

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.

Help with completing online forms

If you don't have a computer, you can use a self-service PC at any library in Waltham Forest to log your request/report.

Staff there can help you to log in and create a MyAccount.