Here is a really useful checklist to help you navigate your way through the support schemes available, it's from the Martin Lewis MSE website - which we have found to be one of the best resources of information during the health crisis:
Employees: 1. Furlough. 2. Universal credit.
Self-employed: 1. SEISS. 2. Universal credit. 3. Bounce back.
Ltd co directors: 1. Furlough (PAYE). 2. Universal credit. 3. Bounce back.
Zero-hrs, gig, umbrella/agency workers: 1. Furlough. 2. Universal credit.
Unemployed: 1. Jobseeker's allowance. 2. Universal credit.
All: Mortgage and other payment holidays.
There may be deadlines imposed on some of the above so please do enquire or make applications now to potentially benefit.
Take care and keep safe.
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We are writing to see if you would be interested in creating some quick turnaround content as part of a new digital/online programming strand from Waltham Forest Arts Service. This will be the start of our 2020 programme of hope, positive action and practical support for the creative sector In Waltham Forest and for residents and has been created as an urgent response to the Covid19 pandemic.
We would like to commission artists of all disciplines who are ready and set up to produce filmed work, live streams, online workshops or other digital projects and can produce content quickly in the next few weeks. The thinking behind the programme is to support quarantine and lock down by providing fun and interactive activities, connect people through working on a collaborative projects plus providing paid work opportunities for artists and creatives in Waltham Forest. We are looking for activity suitable for all residents – families, older people, teenagers, young adults –either targeted work that will appeal to a particular age group or a more general offer. This could be in any discipline but MUST be virtual and not require physical events or face to face meetings. Specifically we are looking for ideas around the following:
However we are hoping to be able to provide the following support – please let us know If you have any other specific support needs:
We can offer fees ranging from:
This is the start of a bigger programme so if you are not yet ready to go or set up there will be other opportunities available in the next few months, you’ll still be able to apply for these if you deliver a project now.
This initial phase of commissions is for work that can be created and delivered quickly and simply. If you have an existing workshops or project idea that fits these criteria please send an email with a simple proposal, ideally by Friday 27 March but we will accept proposals until Monday 30 March. We are aiming that the first content will be live by 6 April with additional work being created throughout April and May. We’ll be selecting projects to ensure that we have a balanced and varied programme.
Please tell us:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or queries please email email@example.com otherwise we look forward to hearing from you
Thanks Abby and Abi
Waltham Forest Arts and Culture Team
Culture and Heritage Services I Economic Growth
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Court 1, The Magistrates, 1 Farnan Ave, Walthamstow, London E17 4NX
Tropical Sun foods brand (part of Waltham Forest based Wanis International) has become the food and drinks sponsor for collective Image17s* latest photography project We Are Here.
The photography project captures Waltham Forest's 'Windrush' residents who came to the UK from the Caribbean to create new lives from the 1950s to the 1970s. Tropical Sun will support the launch and three Artist's Talks related to We Are Here events which will be held at Vestry House Museum over the coming months.
Tropical Sun brand manager Sinan Jeffries commented: "We are truly honoured to support We Are Here, an exhibition showcasing personal photographs, mementos and oral testimonies of the Windrush residents of Waltham Forest, East London. The exhibition is free to enter and runs until Nov 1st."
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It's been a long hard year and you deserve a treat! Enter our Christmas business bundle and you could win £1000 worth of fab business, wellness, partying and edible goodies just for you! There will be just one winner for the whole prize which will be announced on 24th December. Enter Here.
Here's a list of the fabulous items you will win from wonderful Waltham Forest businesses:
Read more about our prize draw sponsors
Mainyard Studios – Leyton
At Mainyard Studios we know that entrepreneurs and creative professionals face multiple obstacles to business growth.
We build creative workspaces, and fill them with supportive communities so that entrepreneurs and creative professionals can overcome challenges, connect with others and achieve massive growth, because people and businesses go farther when they go together.
Instagram & Twittter: @mainyardstudios_leyton
Enterprise Nation is a vibrant community of small businesses and business advisers that exist to shortcut your route to trusted business support.
Whether you're starting or growing a business, we have the resources, expertise, and connections to help you get it right through events held up and down the UK, or online via a dynamic platform that gets you to answers and advisers fast.
Ashlins Natural Health
Feel Better Today! We can help you say goodbye to your aches and pain and start living a happier, healthier life.
Here at The Wine Factor, we are one of the oldest independent Wine Merchants in East/North London. Our fine selection of Wines, Spirits, Craft beers, and Cigars are all hand picked for their exceptional quality and value. We are passionate about bringing you only the best wines and everything is tried and tested before it makes it onto our shelves.
With an unhealthy obsession for ingredients Mother lovingly knocks up her delicious award-winning fruit liqueurs and two exquisite gins here in the heart of E17. Come and try them for yourself at the Gin Palace, where we also host a tiny cocktail bar showcasing our fabulous products.
Facebook is MothersRuinE17
We are a Walthamstow and South Coast based collective of artist, designers and makers and we showcase local makers and their creations. Objects and products that inspire, are functional and pleasing on the eye. With this in mind we have designed a denim apron for artists and makers and named it Utiful - utilitarian and beautiful at the same time.
Renegade Art is bold, eye catching artwork using a variety ofmedia. Artwork is produced using either acrylic paints, spray paints, collage, or digitally drawn on an iPad. Artwork can be produced in various sizes and in alternative colours.
East London Brewing CoThe East London Brewing Company award-winning ales for cask, keg, bottle and can. We are a husband and wife team and our 10-barrel plant in E10 is the result of a great deal of thought and a fair whack of hard graft. We brew a range of seven regular ales, complemented by seasonal specials.
The struggles of a loved grand-daughter / daughter’s food sensitivities manifested this mother and daughter family business. The growing challenges of food allergies and intolerances has fuelled us to dedicate our whole existence to produce simple, fresh, healthy, natural, delicious alternative food products, thereby, providing a wider variety of treats free from all 14 main allergens…Because simple is safer.
Silver Ray Healing Therapies is run by Pippa Moye, based in Leytonstone. She is a Reiki Master-Teacher, Life Coach, Meditation Teacher and Holistic Therapist. Specialising in energy work, positive psychology and spiritual guidance, she offers Reiki training courses & 1:1 sessions to help with physical, psychological and emotional difficulties.
Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/pippamoye/?originalSubdomain=uk
Photographer specialising in Portrait and Product Photography.
Simply Stems creative unique custom made flower arrangements for all occasions. They incorporate vegetables, fruits, sweets and other items within their designs, all of which are recyclable.
Consciously Creative - Craft, artistry & a fresh take on sustainability are at the very heart of our ethos,
seeking out new approaches to reimagine unwanted items. Our eclectic collection of homewares & furniture is where we combine textures and time-honoured materials with a modern eye.
Always made with as minimal impact on the planet as possible.
instagram - @consciously_creative_now
- You must be a trading business in Waltham Forest
- One application only per business
- Prizes must be redeemed within 6 months of delivery
- Prizes are not transferable
- You will be signed up to the WFBN mailing list and can unsubscribe from our emails at any time
Thanks to everyone who attended the Forge:Making Connections evening on Thursday 21st November at the Wm Morris Gallery. Paul Durrant of PDT Sales Consultancy provided an extremely comprehensive Accessing Large Retailers presentation - a road map to success with so many useful gems to take away! Also sharing information on the night about the new Productive Valley Fund was Sandra Taylor. This is a new funding resource for small to medium-sized industrial estate- based businesses in the Upper Lee Valley – Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest – and those looking to relocate there. More info. You can find out more about the Forge business support programme here.
Would you like to be invited to the Waltham Forest Business Network's next event? Join our mailing list to receive your invitation.
Images: Penny Dampier
The Waltham Forest Business Network is partnered with
Creative United to organise Making Connections events as
part of the Forge creative business support programme.
Each Making Connections event is at a local Waltham Forest venue, and provides an opportunity for the community of creative and cultural people and businesses in and around Blackhorse Lane to meet and form new connections with people from a range of industries across the borough and beyond.
These events also offer the opportunity for other local community groups to meet the Forge businesses, find things in common, and create new connections. Our fourth Making Connections event will take place on:
If you are interested in attending this event, you can complete an application for the programme here or via the WFBN mailing list sign up here - you will receive a personal email invitation.
Interested in Creative United's Forge Programme? Complete an application form here.
The Forge business support programme is funded by Waltham Forest Council, supported by
the Mayor of London, and delivered by Creative United in partnership with
Slingshot Simple Venture Design and local partners.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Forge, Making Connections evening on Thursday 26th September. Sarah Hardy of the Edible Museum provided a lively, warts and all account of her successful crowdfunding experience - she also brought chocolate!
Our next event is on Thursday 21 Nov 2019 – with Paul Durrant of PDT Sales Consultancy. Paul will be providing valuable insights into Accessing Large Retailers
Would you like to be invited to the next event? Join our mailing list to receive your invitation. Find out more about the Forge business support programme here.
Images: Penny Dampier
Local arts organisation Artillery have announced artists commissions for their Grandad's Island: from Page to Pavement project. Attached is the latest one for a creative neighbourhood commission for artist(s) to collaboratively create Story Dens with residents in the Wood Street area. Total budget available is £4000 inclusive with an immediate start. Deadline for responding with an outline proposal is Tuesday 27th August. Download fuller details at the pdf below!
Waltham Forest Women in Business