Just to finish off the Panel’s first year’s work – the following bids were recommended for funding to CDF. There were two Jubilee Street Party bids – one from the Milton/Willow and West Green Road Community Association and the other from The Goan Community Centre. The third bid was from Back to Earth for support for their Flower and Produce Show which forms part of the Lordship Rec Grand Opening Festival in September. The fourth and final proposal came from Kickstart Consultancy to provide equipment and football training for children in the area. Whilst we did not spend our full allocation of cash I think that the way it was distributed was as fair as possible.
We now need to start to consider how to allocate the funding for year two. So far we have one proposal on the table which aims to promote health and fitness amongst the older members of the community through dance. We will be discussing this at our next meeting which will be held in early September.
This year we need to take a fresh look at the way we go about things. We have over £8k to distribute and I’d like to see it being spread as widely as possible. To be able to do this we need to set some deadlines. At present I’m looking at October 2012 and February 2013 to allow us to submit our proposals to CDF in November and March respectively. I’ll try to get these dates posted on the Haringey Council website.