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North London Community Fund

The funding application period for 2024-25 is now open.

NLWA has established the North London Community Fund to support waste prevention initiatives in the north London area. This fund provides community-based (non-profit making) organisations running waste prevention projects the opportunity to apply for grants of up to a total value of £250,000.

The fund will be split into two stages providing small, medium, and large sized awards to community organisations across the seven north London boroughs - Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, and Waltham Forest. Round 1 is open now and up to £150,000 will be awarded to small and medium projects. Round 2 will open in 2024 and will award a further £100,000 to large projects. Full details for that round will be available here. 

How to apply for a small or medium award

Application Form: complete the online form found below when you select 'Apply now'. You will be able to save a draft as you complete it and come back, and you can download a PDF copy once you’ve submitted it. If you’re having trouble accessing the form or need support, please email us

Apply now

If you have any questions regarding the funding, or would like some guidance on how to complete the application form, please join us for one of our Q&A webinars:

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 15 December 2023.

To be eligible for funding, an organisation must be non-profit. The project must take place in at least one of the seven north London boroughs and help north London residents reduce waste. Organisations that have previously submitted funding requests and/or received support from NLWA’s North London Community Fund may also apply.

Previous recipients

The fund has previously been used for a wide range of waste prevention projects in north London and below are just some examples of that work in action:

Nappy Ever After: A guide to reusable nappies

Eco Show and Tell Sustainability Tips

Published date
11 October 2023