Community Walking and Cycling Fund

As part of the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme Waltham Forest Council has launched a £20,000 fund for local community projects that are aimed at encouraging residents to be more active. Two smiling cyclists during Tour de Waltham Forest 2018

The aim of the fund is 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. These projects are expected to build stronger communities, promote sustainable transport options and support healthier lifestyles among our residents.

It is also hoped that the projects will help to tackle social isolation and loneliness and some of the serious health problems Londoners face due to inactivity and poor air quality.

Organisations can bid for up to £2,500 of funding from the Community Walking and Cycling Fund to deliver projects between April and October 2019.

Four women walking together on a streetApplications for the fund are now open, please download the application form and application guidance in the useful documents box on the right of this page.

If you would like support in applying for the fund, the council will be holding two drop-in sessions on the following dates:

• Monday 18 February 2019: 5pm-7pm, Reception Room E, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF
• Friday 1 March 2019: 10am-12pm, Reception Room E, Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, E17 4JF

Application must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 15 March 2019. Groups applying are being asked to provide a project plan as part of their bid and details of how they will measure their project’s outcomes.

Please email you application form to: enjoy@walthamforest.gov.uk

Or if submitting by post to: Complementary Measures Team, Highways, Waltham Forest Council, Low Hall Depot, Argall Avenue, Leyton, E10 7AS (please ensure it is received by the deadline).

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 25 March 2019.