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2019/20 funding

Community Ward Funding will be called Make it Local in 2019 in celebration and recognition of Waltham Forest being London’s first Borough of Culture. This grant is for local improvement projects or initiatives that meet our priority to help all of our residents enjoy a good quality of life. This year’s bids should be centered on cohesion and collaboration and celebrate Waltham Forest’s rich and vibrant culture.

Apply for Make it Local funding

The application deadline is at 5pm on 4 March 2019. Applications must be received by March 4.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within six weeks.

If successful, you will be asked to formally accept the offer via the grant portal within two weeks of notification.

All Make it Local projects must be completed by December 2019. All receipts and proofs must be received by March 2020.

Read the ward funding guidelines to inform your application and find out what happens next.

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2018/19 funding

If you applied for 2018/19 funding, you must complete your project and submit your project evidence by 31 March 2019.

2017/18 funding

If you applied for 2017/18 funding, you must complete your project by 31 May 2019 and submit all relevant project receipts by 30 June 2019.

We have introduced funding rounds and brought the project completion date to the end of the same financial year to make the grant management process more efficient and ensure all funds are fully utilised.

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. 

 

2018-19 Funded Projects Click to get info

Cann Hall - current spend

  • Improving street scene - Odessa Road - £500
  • East London Boxing community Togetherness project - £500
  • CannHallCan Events in Your Park - £675.79
  • Over 50's outings - £500
  • Boxing4life - £2,000
  • Stem Project VEE&T ltd - £1,815
  • Royal Wedding Street Party - £482
  • Royal British Legion Remembrance Day - £200
  • Get Fit with Leyton Orient Trust - £1,540
  • Cann Hall & Harrow Green Baptist Church - £250

Cann Hall total - £2,472

Cathall - current spend

  • East London Boxing academy togetherness project - £500
  • Over 50s outings - £500
  • Moving on stage 2 - £1,000
  • Boxing4Life Cathall - £1,000
  • The Man Den  - £500
  • Lime Tree Surgery Open Day - £491
  • The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day - £200
  • Get Fit with Leyton Orient Trust - £1,500
  • Community Sports (Football for Young Children) - £1,500

Cathall total - £7,191

Chapel End - Current spend

  • Ardleigh Road Wildflower Meadows - £250
  • Farnan Avenue Street Party (application for funding) - £250
  • Brightening the Billet - £500
  • Yard sessions - £250
  • Neighbourhood Street Party - Garner Road - £205
  • Let's Ball - £1,390

Chapel End total - £2,845

Chingford Green - current spend

  • Stanley Road Neighbourhood Watch - Request self watering up the pole hanging baskets for Stanley Road - £500
  • Ladies night - £500
  • Chingford Green Ward - This is a no cold calling area signage - £500
  • Organiclea's Woodland Classroom - £1,000
  • Chingford Green Ward Panel - £500
  • Newsletters, printing and signage - £366
  • Mornington Hall - facilities upgrade - £2,000
  • Additional signage for the Ward of Chingford Green for Neighbourhood Watch and no cold calling zone signs - £500
  • This is a no cold calling zone - £499.98
  • Love North Chingford - parade planter restoration - £400
  • 'People of the Parish' North Chingford - £2,000
  • Chingford Green Ward - This is a no cold calling area - £500

Chingford Green total - £9,265.98

Endlebury - current spend

  • Love North Chingford (community project) - £740
  • Wingrove Hall double glazing project - £1,500
  • Remembrance Sunday poppies - £420
  • Mornington Hall - facilities upgrade - £1,000
  • Wood carvings - £3,000
  • Kings Road and Green planting upgrade - £390
  • Love North Chingford  (Community Project) - £740
  • Woodland Road street party - £447.87
  • The Great Get Together - £100

Endlebury total - £8,337.87

Forest - current spend

  • Halloween Park Pumpkin Carving and Crafts - £500
  • Festive Community Singalong - £500
  • Forest View Street Festival - £500
  • Building Links - £230
  • FORA Forest Ward Residents Community Locked - £2,000
  • Positive Youth Diversionary and Social Skills - £1,000
  • Engaging Communities - £1,500
  • WW1 Memorial March - £700
  • Sandringham Road tree planters - £500
  • Inclusive yoga - £820
  • Displays of multi-lingual poetry for WFC19 - £500

Forest total - £8,750

Grove Green - current spend

  • Contact the elderly/once a month - tea party - £500
  • Richmond Road Pocket Park - £200
  • Outings for the over 50s - £500
  • Moving On Stage 2 - £1,063
  • Positive Youth Diversionary and Social Skills  - £750
  • Norlington Street Party - £557

Grove Green total - £3,570

Hale End and Highams Park - Current spend

  • CreativiTEA - £500
  • Wisdom Warriors Chair Yoga - £500
  • The Highams Park Colour Festival (Fest) - £500
  • YogaTeens - £500
  • Events in The Highams Park 2019 - £1,200
  • Highams Park Day 2019 - £1,000
  • hSpark Radio - £750
  • Events in The Highams Park Plan Area - £1,500
  • The Aldriche Way Gardening Club - £2,000
  • Urvelton Road street party - £300
  • Street Party Big Lunch - £500
  • Warboys Crescent street party - £62
  • Community BBQ and gardening day - £500

Hale End and Highams Park total - £10,111,50

Hatch Lane - current spend

  • Apple Day at Pimp Hall Nature Reserve and Park - £500
  • Pimp Hall Nature Reserve Activities and projects - £1,200
  • Highams Park Day 2019 - £1,000
  • Events in The Highams Park 2019 - £1,445
  • hSpark Radio - £1,250
  • Events in The Highams Park Plan Area - £1,945
  • Wingrove Hall double glazing project - £2,300
  • Highams Park Forum - £300

Hatch Lane total - £9,940

High Street - current spend

  • St James Street Carol Concert - £300
  • Coppermill Creative Hub - £386
  • Parent Led Workshops - £300
  • New Parent Weekly Drop In Group - £450
  • Cleveland Park Residents Community Initiatives - £450
  • Community Events @ The Mill in Sept, Oct, and Nov - £480
  • Young Creative Curator project - £500
  • Business English Study - £500
  • St Michael and All Angels Open Door Community project - £400
  • Cassiobury Road Street Party - £500
  • Heidi Unlikely research and development - £500
  • Stoneydown Park Film Night - £750
  • Junior Art Club - £1,000
  • Folk Festival in Walthamstow - £500
  • Stoneydown Park Festival  - £1,200
  • Chester Road Street Party - £266
  • Elmfield Road Street Party - £500
  • Mural on Coppermill Lane - £500
  • Building Links - £500

High Street total - £9,982

Higham Hill - current spend

  • Higham Hill Hub CIC - £1,000
  • Stronger Communities with Leaders - £2,000
  • Step Up project - £1,200
  • Arts and crafts activity every Tuesday morning - £550
  • Manor Road - £500
  • Outdoor Play project - £375
  • Higham Hill grass matting and dog exercise area - £250

Higham Hill total spend - £5,875

Hoe Street - current spend

  • Loving Trees - £191
  • WVRA Annual Village Carols - £450
  • Community and guerrilla garden project - £500
  • Clarendon Road Green Space - £500
  • New trees for Pendlestone Road - £500
  • Bremer Garage street painting - £500
  • Building Links - £500
  • Christmas celebration - £500
  • The Magic Box and BeBop Baby - £500
  • Hoe Street Central Bank - £500
  • Hoe Street Ward Children Exploring and Experimenting with The Colourbox - £1,000
  • TriO Community Launch, Three Events - £1,500
  • Mosaics made with the community for 1) Church Hill, 2) Aubrey Road, 3) WSFG allotment - £1,000
  • Pensioners day trip to Paradise Wildlife Park - £725
  • Milton Road - £450
  • Granville Road Street Party - £250
  • E17 Puppet Project - £500

Hoe Street total spend - £10,066

Larkswood - current spend

  • Edward avenue street party - £150
  • Safer Neighbourhood - Alleyway Gates Project - £500
  • Songs & Smiles - £600
  • Chingford Fashion Show - £1,500
  • Facilities improvement at Chingford Bowling Club - £2,000
  • Memorial Park story telling area - £2,600
  • Larkswood ward wood carvings - £2,000

Larkswood Total - £9,350

Lea Bridge - current spend

  • Brightening up our corners - £300
  • Creation of new allotments at Low Hall Farm - £500
  • Moving On Stage 2 - £700
  • Developing Writing and Acting skills - £1,500
  • Children and Young people activities - £1,500
  • BATRA CCTV - £500

Lea Bridge total spend - £5,000

Leyton - current spend

  • Sparks to Art: Epilepsy Painted - £110
  • Positive Youth Diversionary and Social Skills development Activities for 4 to 14 year olds - £1,000
  • KTFC Be Counted - £1,000
  • Winter Feast - Leyton - £900
  • KTFC Be Counted - £1,000
  • Winter Feast - Leyton - £900
  • The Artist Asylum Community Workshop - £438
  • Parental Connection Q-Time - £500
  • Farmer Road street party - £400
  • Waltham Forest Community Production 2019 - £438
  • Hornbeam JoyRiders - £1,000
  • Get Fit with Leyton Orient Trust - £1,336
  • Christmas party for children and young people - £2,000

Leyton total spend - £9,122

Leytonstone - current spend

  • Leytonstone Christmas Market - £437
  • For Her: Information and Support Service - £499.86
  • Vintage Tea for Seniors in Waltham Forest - £500
  • Elderlead - Helping the over 50 volunteer for mentoring students in school - £500
  • Go Wild Families – Discover nature in the inner  - £500
  • Forest churches emergency night shelter - £700
  • Pupil Premium student ski trip opportunity - £1,200
  • Guerilla gardening in Wadley Road - £200
  • Updating community theatre equipment - £216
  • The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day - £200
  • Bio Diversity Action Day - £2,000
  • FARA community notice board restoration - £300
  • Building relationships between schools - £500
  • Testimony video of Malcolm Saxton, who escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 - £1500

Leytonstone total spend - £9,252.86

Markhouse - current spend

  • Doing It Ourselves: The First Neighbourhood Co-operative Nursery, Walthamstow - £490
  • Ringwood, Tennyson and Gosport Road Street party - £500
  • Hornbeam JoyRiders - £1,000
  • KTFC Be Counted - £1,000
  • Thomas Gamuel Park Fitness and Fun - £1,000
  • Positive Routes - £1,000
  • 50th Celebrations of the Victoria Line - £1,000
  • Planting and Public  Engagement: Queen's Road The Friends of Walthamstow (Queen's Cemetery) - £1,500
  • Springfield Road Street Party - £500
  • Hoe Street Central Bank - £250
  • Low Hall Nursery Wonder with Light - £925
  • International evening - a celebration of cultural diversity - £500

Markhouse total spend - £9,665

Valley - current spend

  • Heathers' Happy Mondays Stay and Play Group - £286
  • Improved safety and security for allotment community - £495
  • Twixmas - £500
  • Haseya Magic Forest - £500
  • Songs & Smiles - £600
  • Flower bed planting and upkeep - £690
  • Wingrove Hall double glazing project - £1,000
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Event - £1,220
  • Man Up - £500
  • Sport and skills development - £500
  • Introduction to scriptwriting workshop - £500
  • Facilities improvement at Chingford Bowling Club - £2,000
  • Community film group - Three Musketeers - £500
  • Town Centre clock repair - £500
  • The Sha Boudoir community garden - £500

Valley total spend - £9,961

William Morris - current spend

  • Elphinstone Road Street Party - £200
  • Eid Party - £425
  • CreativiTEA - £500
  • Bedford Road Residents Group Street Planting - £500
  • William Morris Ward Children Exploring and Experimenting with the Colourbox - £985.73
  • Gnome House Girls' Club - £1,200
  • Priory Court Youth Club with Basketball Activity - £1,200
  • The Winns Primary School Community Day - £120
  • Russell Road Street Party - £200
  • Summer outing for the older people / PC Luncheon - £500
  • Ruby Road Street Party - £100
  • Let's Ball - £1,390
  • Step Up project - £1,000
  • William Morris community fitness - £455
  • Hoe Street Central Bank - £250
  • HotCupboard - £387

William Morris total spend - £9,412.97

Wood Street - current spend

  • Greville Road Summer Street Pary - £83
  • Turner Road Gardeners - £214
  • Ravenswood Rd Street Party - £200
  • Ferndale Avenue Residents Street Party - £200
  • A Little Free Library for Bisterne Avenue Park - £500
  • Creche + Co (créche + coworking) - £500
  • Wood St Ward: Wonder with Light at the colourbox - £985.73
  • Harvesting All Year Round - £1,000
  • Make and Play at Bisterne Park - £1,688.35
  • Midsummer Party - £99.32
  • Chestnut Avenue Street Party - £200
  • Big Summer Lunch  - £143
  • E17 wellness day - £500
  • T-Ability Sports For All - £420
  • Wood Street Winter Wonderland - £2,500
  • Self-watering planters - £650

Wood Street total - £9,883,30

Contact Click to get info

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.

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