Final Year Fundings Agreed.

So far this year the panel have agreed further funding for CD60+ and Art in the Park.  In addition we have agreed to fund The Tottenham Flower and Produce Show to be held in Lordship Rec in September.  There have been tentative enquiries from Kori and the Tottenham Folk Festival but we are still awaiting formal applications from these groups.

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Recent fundings agreed.

Turnpike Arts Group: CD60+; the Church on the Farm. Looking forward to receiving applications from Kori and any others that come along for this final year.

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Update to Panel Membership.

Since the last posting Stephen Whittle has joined the panel. He has a vast experience of West Green, having lived there for most of his life and is a welcome addition.

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Funding for 2013/14

Pleased to announce that we now have our funding for this financial year. There will be a meeting later this month (June) to start the process of looking at new applications.

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End of Term Report

31st of March is fast approaching so we’re arriving at the end of the financial year which means that we have now reached the end of Year 2. Taken together Years 1 and 2 have been quite successful and we’ve allocated all but £310 of our allocated sum – this can go to cover some of our costs for the next two years. The projects have ranged from Street Parties for the Queen’s Jubilee to Football Training for some of the local young people.
What next for the Panel? Firstly we have to wait to see if our Plan for Years 3 and 4 is approved. As this will probably not happen before May there’s plenty of time to ask people about the sort of things they would like to promote for the ward. We need to put more emphasis on activities for young people and the environment this next year so talking to Youth Groups and Friends of Parks will be helpful.
Whilst the amount of money we have to distribute is not large it can provide a seed fund to help to get things off the ground. A few hundred pounds with advice on other funding streams can lead to projects that have real sustainability and do a lot to make West Green a better place to live.

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Progress to date?

Just having been at a very interesting presentation from CDF I’ve realised where this Blog has gone wrong so this is my attempt to rectify my errors.

At present the West Green Panel has five members – Councillor Tony Mallett, Councillor Eddie Griffith, David Singh, Odiri and myself.  I have the (debatable) position of chair which seems to include being secretary.  We lost two members early on – Councillor Rahman Khan and Chris Joannou whilst one possible member never showed up in the first place.

So far we’ve managed to get our act together and have funded a number of bids.  Two of them celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee with street parties, we contributed to a football training programme for young people, helped with funding for the Lordship Recreation Festival and last, but by no means least, helped a group called Creative Dance 60+ – their website can be found at http://www.creativedance60.net and is well  worth a look.  There are two new applications awaiting approval from CDF – one for a lunch club and the other a dance and exercise group.

Community Cohesion, Older People and, to some extent, Young People have been the focus of our first two years.  We need more applications concerning the environment and, yes, more for young people in the next two years.  In my opinion sustainability will also have to be a watchword for any projects we fund, street parties and one-off events are great but I think its better to see our limited funds going to projects that will show a long term benefit to the community.

We’ll be starting the push to get new applications in at the next West Green and Bruce Grove Area Forum on the 28th of this month.  I’ve arranged space so that we can talk to people, explain what we’re about and what we can help with.  I hope this will really start  things moving.

Paul.

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First of the Year.

The Financial Year Two is drawing to a close and we still have some money left over. We’ve approved three submissions so far and still have money left.

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