Greenford Community Winter Market

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Greenford Community Winter Market

Greenford Community Winter Market

GNP Community Federation By GNP Community Federation

Greenford Community Market will bring a monthly event to Greenford Town Centre that will create opportunities, be vibrant and most of all be led by the community.

Greenford Idea stage

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Greenford residents have consulted with the local businesses and for feedback from customers of the previous regular market that stopped trading in 2012. GNP are helping to make the idea into a plan of action. The residents have formed a committee that GNP Federation supports and answers to. We will be having our first monthly market in December 2014.
We aim to encourage local traders to get involved. There will be a youth programme running up to the first market. This will involve young people developing a business for their market stall and presenting it to a Dragon's Den style panel. There will be a pot of funding to cover start up costs which will be matched by the businesses involved.
30 stalls will be set up throughout the high street with traders, community groups and young people selling goods, food and sharing information or running fun activities. We also aim to have music and or some kind of entertainment.

What we'll deliver:

  • Contact schools traders and businesses
  • Promote and engage the community
  • Set up the market stalls and ensure they are all used
  • Apply for temporary events licence
  • Have entertainment on the day
  • Risk assess the area and activities

Why it's a great idea:

This will encourage residents to use the high street shops attracting more people to the area and improving the perception of the area.
It will celebrate the diverse culture of the area
It will showcase the talents of local people and highlight that Greenford is home to the greatest number of entrepreneurs in the borough
It will give community groups and services the opportunity to promote their services, raise some money and share important information.
It will enable community cohesion by bringing people together to enjoy the sights, smells, sounds and shopping.
It will improve individual traders and the local shops income

Steps to get it done:

  • Approach schools and universities locally to design a logo and flyer design
  • Create training package and template for the youth engagement project
  • Hire the stalls and equipment for the days
  • Hold training for new traders
  • Recruit local businesses that will invest a small donations and be part of the Dragon's Den panel
  • Allocate traders to stalls ensuring all requirements are in place
  • Ensure the legal issues and regulations are met- licensing, insurance risk assessing etc
  • Facilitate the marketing strategy- flyers & posters,online & social media, stories in local paper, advert in local paoer

The funding will enable the market to happen in December, January and February. This will allow trainers to have the first three months at a discounted rate which will not only allow us to establish the market but also the relationship with traders in the long term especially through the winter months.
Iin the long term this project will create job opportunities for local people, develop into an independent social enterprise that can be sustainable after initial funding.


Location Greenford

About the space

Town centre shopping


Ealing Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,283

Market manager (3 months) - £2,760 (38%)
Marketing and promotions (3 months) - £1,155 (16%)
Costs to set-up/take down stalls (3 months) - £900 (12%)
Contingency (3 months) - £600 (8%)
Entertainment (3 months) - £480 (7%)
Volunteer expenses (3 months) - £450 (6%)
Market committee meeting room hire (fortnightly meetings for 3 months) - £240 (3%)
Other - £698 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Market manager (3 months)
Marketing and promotions (3 months)
Costs to set-up/take down stalls (3 months)
Contingency (3 months)
Entertainment (3 months)
Volunteer expenses (3 months)
Market committee meeting room hire (fortnightly meetings for 3 months)
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £7,283

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