Small Grants Available

Would you like to run an activity for the local community around the Walthamstow Tool Library?

Forest Recycling Project has received funding from “Awards for All” to help local residents to both lead activities for the community the Walthamstow Tool Library and build community planters in their neighbourhood.

 We want to support you in doing the things you love doing

Perhaps you would like to offer an urban gardening activity? Facilitate a foraging walk through Walthamstow? Host a workshop on how to make your own windowsill planter? Organise a bike fixing skill share or an apple pressing day? Or would you like to build a community planter for your neighbourhood? 

You are the community: you know what the community needs and what you can offer

We are looking for projects and activities that will benefit the local community around Priory Court, and ideally get more people making use of the tool library. We can help to cover the expenses and support the activities with tools and advice!

Additionally, we would like to support local community planter building activities in your neighbourhood – by providing the planter as a flat pack, the necessary tools and supplies. Please note that there are two different forms – one for building community planters and another for all other proposed activities!

A panel of local residents and WTL staff will choose which ideas to support. All projects will need to be planned for delivery by 30th September 2022. Decisions will be made as applications come in, so better get your applications in as soon as possible! Download the proposal form (as well as info sheet) directly here or get a hard copy at the tool library:

Please send your proposal to tools@frpuk.org or drop it off at the tool library during the opening times: Tuesday 4-7pm / Saturday 10am-1pm.

We look forward to hearing from you!


WTL | 2a Priory Court, E17 | tools@frpuk.org | #walthamstowtoollibrary

Forest Recycling Project has received funding from “Awards for All” to help local residents to both lead activities for the community the Walthamstow Tool Library and build community planters in their neighbourhood.

 We want to support you in doing the things you love doing

Perhaps you would like to offer an urban gardening activity? Facilitate a foraging walk through Walthamstow? Host a workshop on how to make your own windowsill planter? Organise a bike fixing skill share or an apple pressing day? Or would you like to build a community planter for your neighbourhood? 

You are the community: you know what the community needs and what you can offer

We are looking for projects and activities that will benefit the local community around Priory Court, and ideally get more people making use of the tool library. We can help to cover the expenses and support the activities with tools and advice!

Additionally, we would like to support local community planter building activities in your neighbourhood – by providing the planter as a flat pack, the necessary tools and supplies. Please note that there are two different forms – one for building community planters and another for all other proposed activities!

A panel of local residents and WTL staff will choose which ideas to support. All projects will need to be planned for delivery by 30th September 2022. Decisions will be made as applications come in, so better get your applications in as soon as possible! Download the proposal form (as well as info sheet) directly here or get a hard copy at the tool library

Please send your proposal to tools@frpuk.org or drop it off at the tool library during the opening times: Tuesday 4-7pm / Saturday 10am-1pm.

We look forward to hearing from you!


WTL | 2a Priory Court, E17 | tools@frpuk.org | #walthamstowtoollibrary

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Who can apply?
  • Everyone over the age of 18 can apply. Children will need to be supervised by parents/guardians or someone with a DBS check. You do not have to come from or live in/around Priory Court, but it might give you some advantage if we get inundated with proposals.
What activities are you funding?
  • We are looking for activities that bring the community together – particularly locals of and around Priory Court. We don’t want to restrict you in what you offer. If there are more applicants than funding, however, we’ll be prioritising activities around gardening, up-cycling, building and everything else that involves the usage of tools.
How long can I apply for?
  • We will choose the projects as they come in; once we have enough proposals to fund, we’ll stop. However, the earliest date we will reach this point will be 30 June 2022, as we aim to award approx. 5 projects per month. Ideally, apply as soon as possible.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Does the activity have to be delivered at the Tool Library?
  • Ideally we would like you to use the space in front of the tool library. But that might not make sense for your proposal. You will however have a better chance to get funded if it takes place in or around Priory Court. The community planters, however, do not have to be put up around Priory Court!
What documents will I have to submit?
  • You simply need to submit the proposal form. Once your proposal has been accepted, we will need you to sign an agreement to deliver the activity, a receipt for the grant money, a risk assessment and (after completion) a very short report including numbers of participants, expenses and ideally photos. Don’t worry, we’ll send all those documents to you and talk you through them.
  • Please note: You might need to get permission to put up the community planters! 
Can I apply for more than one grant?
  • The maximum number you can submit at one time is two. So it is absolutely fine to apply for both the community planter as well as the activity grant.