Introducing Community Waltham Forest

Hello, we are Community Waltham Forest.

Our vision is a very simple, but important one.

We want Waltham Forest communities to have the ability and opportunities to fulfil and exceed their potential.

We are determined to achieve this by creating strong foundations that supports all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, communities and individuals in Waltham Forest to work together to improve practice, shape futures and change lives.

At the core of this ambition lies social action. To us it means supporting and enabling others to take steps to change things in Waltham Forest and to introduce new ideas and ways of working that benefits everyone.

Thorugh our strategy - Building Strong Foundations 2017-2020 - we hope to achieve that ambition over the next three years by: 

Helping build strong foundations for organisations

  • In three years we want to have made a measurable improvement in the capacity and capabilities of organisations to deliver the best outcomes in their communities.

Supporting greater community involvement, participation and volunteering

  • Over three years we want the process of volunteering and getting involved in  communities  to be easier, more accessible and valued.

Supporting greater co-operation, sharing and partnerships

  • Within three years we want to see significant changes in how we work together (across and between sectors) in a way that is supportive, non-competitive and focused on outcomes.

Contact Gordon at  to find out more.