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Community Chest: Coronavirus Response 2021

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a huge challenge for all, and for some more than others.

We have launched another funding round to help support residents and the community through the latest lockdown.

The Community Chest CV19 is a small grants scheme available to local people, groups and organisations conducting activities and support in response to the ongoing coronavirus situation. The main aims of this grant scheme are to:

  • keep people healthy, happy and united despite the challenges of social distancing.
  • support people’s wellbeing.
  • reduce social isolation.
  • assist families struggling with home-schooling.

Grants of up to £1,000 per project are available. To apply please take a look at our guidance found here and you can download the application form here: CommunityChestApplication_ CV19_2021

Email your applications to or If you would like help completing the application or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on 07552364380

Between April and June 2020 we funded 15 projects through our Community Chest: Coronavirus Response fund. We supported a range of local projects with the aim of keeping William Morris ward residents healthy, happy and connected, despite the challenges of social distancing. 

Projects funded as part of the Community Chest: Coronavirus Response fund:

Lloyd Park Children’s Charity Baby Bank: £500 for emergency supplies for the baby bank.

Rukhsana Khan Foundation: two grants of £700 and £1,000 for emergency food bank supplies.

The Blair Academy: £700 to fund their Big Local, Big Moves hip hop fitness videos.

Wynwood Art District: £1,000 towards the ‘Social Distance’ community magazine.

The Digital Story Company: £1,000 towards the Priory Court in the Act musical documentary.

PL84U Al Suffa: £700 towards services for homeless and vulnerable people.

The Discovery Space: £980 for online workshops for young people.

Woven Air: £750 for creative home fun videos for children.

WalthamStayHome: £1,000 for documentary photography of the William Morris ward during lockdown.

Mini Morris: £1,000 for a William Morris themed art project for children in the ward.

Life After Cancer: £999.97 for an online support group for people who have had cancer.

The Wonders of Clay: £815 for a ceramic making at home project.

Fifty Plus Elderly Asian Club: £1,000 for distributing hot meals to older people during Ramadan.

Stories & Supper: £975 for online workshops and sharing of stories for Refugee Week.

Waltham Forest Echo: £1,000 for continued production of the newspaper during lockdown.

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