Voluntary Sector Grants

Council Tax

There are many activities which benefit residents that the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) does expertly. In 2014/15 we invested over £5 million in voluntary and community organisations through services and grants. 

We have provided £150,000 to organisations in Waltham Forest as part of the Voluntary Sector Small Grant Schemes.

The Match-Funding Scheme helps organisations to get funds from other funders. They can spend the funds on a range of projects that cover the outcomes highlighted in the guidance. If successful, we will match an external funder's offer up to £10,000.

The Volunteering Support Scheme allows better quality and more volunteer opportunities in the borough by assisting organisations with the costs of supporting volunteers. Funds can be used for a number of activities such as:

  • the volunteer coordinator's salary
  • obtaining accreditation in volunteering
  • volunteer expenses

Read a summary of the projects awarded for 2013/14.

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Read information on discretionary rate relief.