Ahoy! May Day! Table top sale and Pirate Day at the Soul Project!

The Soul Project at 245 Wood Street is having a Pirate Day and table-top sale this coming May Bank Holiday (5 May) from 11 am to 4 pm (or 5 pm for pirates).

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Date change for plaza park reopening party: 19 April (not 12)

Well, the best laid plans…

We hear from Waltham Forest Council that the revamped play area may not quite be finished on 12 April after all. So the Wood Street First events committee have bitten the bullet and rearranged the event for the following Saturday, 19 April.Calendar dates 12 Apr crossed out, and 19 April That is all. Everything else is just as we said in our previous post.


Plaza park reopening party on 19 April (not 12)

The good news is that, after a long wait, the refurbished Wood Street Plaza park and play area will be re-opened on Saturday 12th 19th April 2014. Please note the date change!

And the even better news is: Wood Street First’s events committee is organising a party from 12 noon to 3pm to celebrate!

The official ceremonials will be performed by clown, balloonist and magician Uncle Rabbie (star of several recent Wood Street Plaza celebrations). Rabbie will be joined by mascots Minnie & Mickey.

Robbie the clown

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Cultivate WF: a growing festival (and the Wood Street ingredients)

Cover of Cultivate programmeHere is a new Waltham Forest (horti)cultural event for you to check out – from the good people who bring you the E17 Art Trail, amongst others.

Cultivate WF is Waltham Forest’s first urban food growing conference and festival, and runs from 21 to 30 March 2014.

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Final call for funding applications

A final call for funding applications for our third round of funding, and a reminder that the closing date is next Monday, 3 February 2014.

You can find more details and a link to download our application form in our last post.

Also – we have updated this website, gathering together on one page a summary of the projects that we have funded in previous rounds.

Good luck!

More details on new funding available for local groups

Poster for 2014 funding roundAs promised in our last post, here are more details about the next round of funding from Wood Street First.

Wood Street First is inviting applications from local voluntary and community groups for funding to improve the lives of local people. A total of £8,489 is available this year, with a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £2,500 for each project.

Projects need to address one or more of our five priorities. Projects also need to be able to match our funding pound-for-pound with funding from other sources, and/or with resources in kind (such as donated goods or volunteer time).

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Start thinking of funding ideas – and have a fine festive season!

Advance notice: Wood Street First is planning to invite applications for its third round of funding early in the New Year. So put your thinking cap on now.

The deadline for applications is likely to be early February. More details, including how to apply, will be announced in a future post.

And – have a baa-rilliant festive season!

Festive sheep