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Charity offers help to make local streets be more playful and neighbourly

The children’s charity London Play is supporting residents in Waltham Forest to turn their street into a play street. Play streets provide residents with the opportunity to temporarily close off their street to through traffic so that children can get out and play, and adults can have a chat and get to know each other better. Sessions normally take place after school or at weekends and last for a couple of hours.

Children playing in Brooke Rd

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Final round of funding opens for local groups

Pound sign in handWood Street First is inviting applications from local voluntary and community groups for funding to improve the lives of local people, in the last round of funding linked to the Government-funded Community First initiative. A total of around £11,309 is available, with a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £2,500 available for each project.

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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


Good news for local projects as round 2 funding decisions announced

Significant Seams in action

Significant Seams in action

Five local charities and community groups are to be offered funding in the second round of grant-making by the Wood Street First panel. The initiatives  include a community café, a youth project, a community craft programme and toy library sessions, and also funding for a new set of events from the educational puppet project that also received funding in round 1.

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Funding means puppet fun in local library

Child with puppetWood Street First is pleased to report back on one of its first round projects, which was run by the E17 Puppet Project in partnership with Waltham Forest Libraries. The project is a great example of the difference that our funding can make.

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