Walking and Cycling with Cllr Clyde Loakes

Apply for a grant

As part of the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme, in 2019 Waltham Forest Council launched a fund for local community projects that aim to encourage residents to be more active. After five successful rounds of projects which saw over 2000 more residents walking and cycling across the borough, we are excited to announce a further £25,000 more funding in 2024!

The fund aims to develop and support the work of community groups to reach more residents than the Council would ordinarily be able to and to ensure as many people as possible enjoy the benefits of walking and cycling. 

Our new and existing projects look to build stronger communities, promote sustainable transport options, and support healthier lifestyles among our residents, alongside helping to tackle social isolation and loneliness.

This year’s projects are going to be extra special as we celebrate 10 Years of Enjoy Waltham Forest. We encourage you to get in touch to discuss your application early as we expect to receive a high number of applications. 

The Community Walking and Cycling Fund 2024 grant applications open on 1 February 2024 and applications close on 10 March 2024

Applicants can apply for up to £2,500 to support their project.


Applicants must apply as part of a constituted voluntary or community sector group or organisation that will deliver the project. A constituted group means that the group has a formal structure, its own bank account, and an agreed constitution (a statement of the aims and rules of the group and what the group wants to do). Please refer to the Community Walking and Cycling Fund guidance (PDF) for details of the required documentation for applicants.

Applicants must complete their project between 1 April to 31 October 2024.

Recipients of 2023 funding are eligible to apply to the 2024 Community Walking and Cycling Fund.

Pre-application guidance

If you would like to discuss your project proposal or application in more detail, please email to arrange a virtual or in-person meeting with a Council Officer.

How to apply

  1. Read through the Community Walking and Cycling Fund Guidance document (PDF)
  2. Complete the application form, please ensure to include as much detail as possible including a budget, project plan, and timeline.
  3. Send the completed application form to

Recipients of last year’s Community Walking and Cycle Fund

  • Age UK Waltham Forest  Learn to ride cycling courses for those aged 60 and over
  • JP Fix and Ride  Dr. Bike ‘DIY’ Cycle Maintenance courses
  • Everyone on Boards Skateboarding lessons for children in various skate parks around the borough
  • CarryMe Bikes CIC Family cycling advice and equipment lending libraries at Lea Bridge Library
  • JoyRiders Britain CIC The ‘Big Family Cycling Summer’ (Learn to ride cycling and led rides for families)
  • Life after Cancer  Walking support group for adults recovering from cancer
  • Cann Hall Women’s Foundation, the Walking Project (walking groups in Cann Hall ward)
  • Cycle Sisters Group cycle rides
  • Salaam Peace Walking groups and group cycle rides

For more information on how to get involved, keep an eye on the Council’s social media channels, events or email