Acton Community Christmas Fair

Funded on Spacehive 17 December 2014

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Acton Community Christmas Fair

Acton Community Christmas Fair

Andrea Laffey By Andrea Laffey

A Christmas Fair that brings the people of Acton together, celebrates the diverse community, showcases the unique local talent and encourages local spend in the town centre in the run up to Christmas.

Ealing Delivery stage

5
backers
£10,865
raised
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This project was funded on 17 Dec 2014!

We would like the Christmas Fair to be held at several locations across the town centre creating a fun festival atmosphere for one day. The main area will be at Acton Market where, as well as festive market stalls, there will be children's arts and craft activities; facepainting; a Santa's grotto; a town centre treasure hunt and a stage for local musicians and performers to showcase their talent. There will also be unique stalls and entertainment along Acton High Street and Churchfield Road and a 'Winter Wonderland' themed best dressed window competition for traders.

What we'll deliver:

  • Christmas market stalls
  • Live music and performances by local musicians and dance groups
  • Town centre treasure hunt
  • 'Winter Wonderland' best dressed window competition
  • 'Acton Traders Christmas Offers' joint promotions flyer (on the reverse of the event promotions flyer)
  • Santa's Grotto
  • Children's arts & craft activities and facepainting

Why it's a great idea:

As well as providing fun activities for town centre visitors and encouraging a greater sense of community spirit the event will also:
- Provide a platform for local community groups and charities to engage with the wider community
- Provide opportunities for local residents and new small enterprises to trade in the lead up to Christmas
- Encourage town centre traders to work together on events, joint marketing inititives and establish a constituted traders association
- Increase footfall, encourage residents to shop locally in Acton town centre and boost the local economy

Steps to get it done:

  • Local businesses, community groups and representatives working together
  • Traders group meetings
  • Creation of an Acton Community Events committee
  • Supported by/in partnership with Ealing Council

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Location Ealing

Ealing has 90 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Acton Town Centre (The Mount, High St & Churchfield Rd)

Council

Ealing Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £10,583

PA equipment, engineers and entertainment at 3 locations in town centre - £2,950 (28%)
Stalls and equipment - £2,868 (27%)
Marketing & promotions (including joint business promotions) - £1,750 (17%)
Santa's Grotto - £650 (6%)
Children's facepainter and balloons - £500 (5%)
Children's activities - £460 (4%)
Church hall hire - £440 (4%)
Insurance - £300 (3%)
Licences - £63 (1%)
Other - £602 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

28%
PA equipment, engineers and entertainment at 3 locations in town centre
£2,950
27%
Stalls and equipment
£2,868
17%
Marketing & promotions (including joint business promotions)
£1,750
6%
Santa's Grotto
£650
5%
Children's facepainter and balloons
£500
4%
Children's activities
£460
4%
Church hall hire
£440
3%
Insurance
£300
1%
Licences
£63
6%
Other
£602
  • Spacehive fees
    £369
  • VAT
    £100
  • Transaction Fees
    £3

Total £10,583

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