Theme 2 - Community festivals and events
- Total budget available: £15,000
- Up to £1,000 per event
Who can apply?
Any local not-for-profit organisation, voluntary group or a group made up of local residents who would like to see an event take place in their local park, and that benefits the local community.
This does not include a Friends of Park group or Community / Residents’ / Tenants’ Association who are already able to bid for funds through Theme 1. Although it would be encouraged and viewed highly if the aforementioned groups were part of a wider group applying.
The group would need to demonstrate an ability to run a free to enter, successful and safe event.
Along with the Theme 2 Application Form 2017/18 (Word, 56KB), the organiser would have to submit an event management plan which details the aims of the event, how the event will be managed and a detailed breakdown of how the grant will be spent.
Once the grant application is agreed in principle, the organiser would need to follow the council’s event application process to formally apply to use the park. The grant will only be paid if this permission is granted.
The awarded grant can be paid in advance of the event, on receipt of pro-forma invoices from suppliers, proving it will be spent in the agreed way.
The council provides the Community Festivals and Events Theme to encourage and support local groups to deliver cultural events and festivals within Haringey managed parks.
Haringey is home to a wide range of cultural and sporting events and activities and we want to encourage even more people to get involved in these by taking advantage of its’ award winning open spaces.
There is a total of £15,000 available and each group can apply for up to £1,000 to put on a one off, free event in a Haringey park.
To support festivals and events taking place in council managed Haringey parks that benefit local residents and contribute towards the wider community by:
- improving access to the borough’s parks
- generating new and repeat visits to the park
- promoting community engagement and enhancing local image
- demonstrating a positive impact on the local economy
- developing new audiences for sports, arts and culture within the parks
Priority will be given to festivals or events that:
- take place in a park or open space managed by Haringey Council
- do not charge entry or sell tickets for the festival or event
- are generated by local organisations or groups and involve the community
- demonstrate collaboration between organisations and community groups
Events to be funded could include:
- community fun days
- discovery days
- celebratory events
In 2016/17 money awarded under this theme supported:
- community sporting event
- local community festival
- performance art event
How to apply?
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