Important Information for Waltham Forest Businesses eligible for a Government Grant

Waltham Forest council now has the funds and guidance necessary to distribute £54 million of grants to support certain small businesses through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Redbridge Council Information Hub

Official coronavirus information hub for Redbridge Council providing details of all services, local information and community tools for residents, businesses and visitors.

Waltham Forest Community Help

The council is now working with established community groups and volunteers to enhance and coordinate support for those in need. Call: 020 8486 3000

Universal Credit

Call the Universal Credit Hotline 0800 328 5644
or visit online

Age UK

There are now several support services for the vulnerable locally. If you are elderly and struggling to get food, or you have another problem, please contact the local branches of Age UK Waltham Forest & Age UK Redbridge.


A list of local organisations that you can register to volunteer.
*Only volunteer for registered organisations*

Beware of Coronavirus scams

Trading Standards advice on how to avoid common Coronavirus scams.
Always follow government advice and NEVER give bank details or bank card information over the phone or to strangers.

Social Media

The following social media accounts are posting the latest factual advice and information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) follow these accounts for regular updates.

Food banks in the local area

Food banks rely on your goodwill and support, please donate food and non foods items such as toiletries
and hygiene products.

NHS Health Information & Advice

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.