Youth Engagement and Older People’s Grants 2017

Applications are now open! 

Please contact us for a relevant application form. If you miss this round of applications, don’t worry, we will re-open the grant scheme in 2018. Please continue to check this website for more details. Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear about opportunities. Once completed please send in your application electronically to or physically deliver it to St James St Big Local, Harmony Hall, and 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow, E17 7BY

In accordance with our 3 year plan for the St James Street area, we have four themes that local people voted for; People, Places, Business and Charity.

Through the St James Street Big Local grants scheme we hope to address the priorities for those themes.

St James Street Big Local priorities 

  • Creating a more inclusive space for local residents
  • Transforming the urban realm
  • Growing the local economy and encouraging entrepreneurship
  • Supporting local community and charitable initiatives


The Deadline for Application is December 17th 2017


Youth Engagement Grants

Do you have plans that could engage young people in the St James Street area of Walthamstow? Would a grant of up to £1,000 help you do it better?

Apply for one of our Youth Engagement Grants now, which will be awarded by a young panel including local youth workers.


*Here you can see some examples of other ways we are engaging with young people

National Citizenship Service: Longfield House Gardening and Photography Project

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Healthy HerO’s with Leyton Orient 











Older People’s Grants

Do you have ideas to help enrich the lives of older people in the St James Street area of Walthamstow? Would a grant of up to £1,000 help you do it better?

Apply for one of our Older People’s Grants now, which will be awarded by a committee of older people from the area.


*Here are examples of things we funded in the first round of Older People’s Grants. 

Esther Neslen: Outside the Box Art Project at Longfield House

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Amarjit Jagdev: Asian Women’s Support Group – Garden Life Event

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The Mill Radio – (now Forest Radio) some continued support for room hire and equipment to help support the local radio station reaching older people in the area and run by local older residents.