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Waltham Forest Echo is the borough’s free community newspaper

We need your help

Waltham Forest Echo is published by Social Spider Community News, a not-for-profit social enterprise. Our mission is to hold authority to account and provide a platform for the community. But because we have no shareholders or wealthy backers we rely on local people and organisations to support our journalism. The number of supporters making monthly contributions has nearly doubled in a year – helping us to break even and look at how we can grow as a publication.

With continued support from Echo readers we aim to:

  • Produce more local journalism 
  • Expand the size of the paper  
  • Distribute to more locations

How you can help

This month, 297 readers like you helped us cover 30% of our monthly costs. While the paper remains free to read in print and online, every penny of income is reinvested in our local journalism. Local businesses and charities can also sign up and, from £20 per month, access discounts on advertising.

About supporter payments

Our supporter direct debits are processed by GoCardless

Frequently asked questions
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Individual rewards

£5 per month:
name in print and online and be the first to see each new issue with pdf copies by email each month before the paper hits the streets

£7 per month:
name in print and online, be the first to see each new issue with pdf copies by email each month before the paper hits the streets, pin badge, tote bag, paper posted to you every month

£10 per month (for those who would like to offer more support):
name in print and online, be the first to see each new issue with pdf copies by email each month before the paper hits the streets, pin badge, tote bag, paper posted to you every month

£50 per year (annual supporter):

name in print and online, 12 months of being firts to see each new issue with pdf copies by email. Notification a month in advance of renewal each year.

Organisational rewards

£20 per month:
name and logo in print and online, 20% discount on advertising

£50 per month:
name and logo in print and online, 40% discount on advertising, six free small adverts per year

Support Waltham Forest’s free community newspaper