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.
As 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).
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!
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Some highlights – and some visual memories – from last Saturday’s event on the Wood Street Plaza, which was part of the first national Small Business Saturday.
Hundreds of people of all ages and cultures – perhaps over a thousand in total – came along to enjoy the stalls, entertainment and free food and drink. Many called in from Wood Street and around, but some had come from as far afield as Broxbourne and Loughton. Apparently our event was the most popular of the eight running across the borough. Santa was so busy he had to call for some extra presents!
Saturday 7 December 2013, 2 – 7 pm
Wood Street Plaza
A decision has been taken to shut Marlowe Road Police Base.
The Police Teams using the base say it makes sense to keep it open. The Borough Commander has asked for it to be kept open as a touchdown base for officers. But apparently a decision has been taken to close it.
Plans are afoot to hold a festive event in the Wood Street Plaza on the afternoon of 7 December. The programme is still being developed, and we will give more details here when they are available. But it is likely to include music, refreshments, stalls and quite possibly a guest appearance from a large bloke in a red and white outfit.
So put a note in your diary now:
Saturday 7 December, 2 – 7 pm (timings provisional)
Wood Street Plaza
The event is part of an initiative called ‘Supporting Small Businesses Saturday’ being taken forward by Waltham Forest Council, and follows on from this summer’s Love Your High Street events (one of which was held here in Wood Street). It is being organised by the same committee that pulled together that event. (Yes, that includes Graham Hodgkiss, who is not letting a small thing like having a serious accident and being assigned months of bed rest stop him from getting involved – and we are sure people will want to wish Graham a speedy recovery.)