Grants for Wandle Valley Fortnight 10-25 September


Wandle Fortnight

September 10th – 25th 2016

 Grants available from Wandle Valley Forum to support community events & activities

What are you doing to celebrate the Wandle during Wandle Fortnight this year? Community groups and voluntary organisations are running events and activities in all four boroughs – what have you planned and do you need some funds to help put things on?

We’re delighted to announce a small grants scheme to be run by Wandle Valley Forum to celebrate the Wandle this September.  Let us know your plans and you can apply for a grant for between £20 and £200.

Wandle Fortnight grants

To apply for a grant you need to follow these four steps:

1.  Decide on what you are going to do during Wandle Fortnight – just about anything goes providing it is for the community, happening during Wandle Fortnight and taking place somewhere in the Wandle Valley Regional Park (map here)

2.  Complete the Wandle Fortnight grant application form providing details and what you need the funding for – this should take no more than fifteen minutes.  Download a copy of the Wandle Fortnight grant application form here and send it back by 16 July at the latest

3.  Report on your event or activity afterwards by sending some photos, providing a link to your website or social media or writing a short article or blog

4.  Confirm your organisation is or will become a Wandle Supporter – it’s free and we will promote you on our website:

Don’t want a grant? Still tell us what you are doing

We’re keen to support and promote events celebrating Wandle Fortnight even if you don’t want to apply for funds. Please tell us about your events and activities during the Wandle Fortnight by responding to the expression of interest available here so we can promote them.

Our thanks to the Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and the Heritage Lottery Fund for the support that makes this programme possible.

Wandle Fortnight – ideas

There is no limit to the ways in which you could celebrate the Wandle this September.  What about the following:

Arrange a guided Wandle walk

Organise a bee count
Enjoy a Wandle picnic

Find or place some Wandle geoaches
Run an orienteering event
Organise some Wandle star gazing

Giive a Wandle talk
Ge guerrilla gardening

Organise a Wandle run or jog
Participate in Open House London

Put on a musical event
Hold a photography competition
Organise a cycling tour
Get a group to paint a Wandle scene
Enjoy a Wandle pub quiz
Do a community litter pick

Here’s a few ideas for how you could spend your Wandle Fortnight grant:

Designing and copying a leaflet
Food and drink (non-alcoholic!)
Hiring a community hall
Buying a marquee
Getting a banner and bunting
Website costs

.Advertising on Facebook
Craft materials and paint
Making cakes & biscuits
Produce t shirts & hats for your group
Buy in someone to train you
Print & distribute posters




About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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