Waltham Forest

Arts, culture and heritage have always held a special place in Waltham Forest. When Waltham Forest was named the first ever London Borough of Culture in 2019, the Borough was able to further reinforce this, successfully engaging with and bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds.

The redevelopment of the William Morris Gallery – at the birthplace of this Arts & Crafts pioneer – and Walthamstow Wetlands have only added to the Borough’s reputation for innovation within culture and the arts.

Are you an individual, group or business based in Waltham Forest with a great idea?

We currently fund projects in arts, culture, innovation or placemaking for people in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

We can help you start a new business or develop an existing one, help you gain a qualification or get a project off the ground.

Check out our funding opportunities and apply now.


Delivery partners wanted for Essential Living Fund Plus – Waltham Forest

Glasspool Charity Trust and The Drapers’ Company are looking for three grant delivery partners based in Waltham Forest to deliver Essential Living Fund Plus – Waltham Forest, a new grant-making programme for individuals in financial hardship living in the London Borough of Waltham Forest from January 2023 to December 2025.

They’re looking for three voluntary or community organisations based in the borough to become our grants delivery partners. Are you…

• A charity, community interest company etc?

• Providing support services to adult residents of the London Borough of Waltham Forest?

• Offering quality support, including needs assessment, referrals, information advice and guidance, holistic help etc?

The new programme, Essential Living Plus – Waltham Forest, will provide small grants (up to £500 or a maximum of £750 in exceptional circumstances) for a wide range of items or services.

Find out more about the new programme

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Please complete the application form and email it by 5pm on Wednesday 30 November 2022 to: 


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