About Waltham Forest Connected

How We Got Started

Established in March 2017, Waltham Forest Connected was set up to help bring businesses, voluntary sector, and community groups in Waltham Forest together to network, share ideas and promote growth.

The group is currently led members of the business community and supported by the Waltham Forest Council. We continue to listen to your feedback about what you’d like to see from Waltham Forest Connected, so that  meetings are structured around the things that matter to you.

To stay informed and join in the conversation, join our Facebook Group.

Our Aims


To promote growth and networking opportunities across all sectors of Waltham Forest


To enable Business to Business networking opportunities and platform for partnership working across the business, voluntary and public sector;

To support the delivery of priority objectives articulated in the Borough’s Economic Growth Strategy (Keep, Seed and Grow);

To support the development of a Waltham Forest model of social responsibility.


A broad platform aimed at anyone operating from a business, social enterprise, public sector, voluntary sector or community group in the borough

Key Performance Indicators

Networking – Range of face to face networks across the borough

Information Sharing – Facebook group, map of meeting rooms & venues

Support and training – Range of Training, masterclasses, clinics

Corporate Social Responsibility – Pro-bono support, skills-based volunteering, employee volunteering schemes; sponsorship


Members agree to working together in an open and transparent way, focusing on productive discussions and with a commitment to ensure the effective delivery of the Waltham Forest Connected purpose and objective.

To contribute to ideas for projects to deliver the mission and objectives; and to feed this into the steering group for consideration.

In collaboration and with support from