Together we will deliver a spectacular year and a lasting legacy for our great borough and city

There is over £550,000 of Fellowship Funding available to support artists and organisations to create locally relevant, ambitious cultural activity right across the borough during 2019. This is your opportunity to help create a cultural programme for everyone in Waltham Forest to participate in and enjoy.

Read all about the successful first round Make it Happen projects here. 

Make it Happen: Cultural activity grants

For new arts and culture activities that will be part of the London Borough of Culture 2019 programme
Round 1: September 2018 – Applications now closed (click here to read about the successful projects)
Round 2: Applications open. Deadline Monday 4 March 2019

Apply here

If you have started an application form and would like to resume your application click here.

See who was on the panel for round 1

Make it Happen Guidance Notes

If you would like to find out more, there are grant surgeries now taking place across the borough. Find out about upcoming dates and locations here

Make it Local: Community ward grants

Neighbourhood focussed funding for arts and culture projects delivered by local communities.

Applications now open. Deadline Monday 4 March 2019.

Apply here.

If you have started an application form and would like to resume your application click here.

Make it Local Guidance Notes


Make it Work: Space improvement grants

Enhancing the facilities of our venues to create more space for culture, indoors and out. Grants up to £10,000.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 26 November – Applications now closed

See who is on the panel for round 1

You should download and read the Guidance document for the grant you wish to apply for carefully before applying. Applications must be submitted via the online application form. An acknowledgement will be issued.

Want to chat to the team about getting the most out of your application? Come to one of the Fellowship Funding surgeries happening throughout the borough.

Fellowship Funding is funded through Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy.