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Venture Kids Carnival!

Funded on Spacehive 16 May 2016

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Venture Kids Carnival!

Venture Kids Carnival!

Venture Community Association By Venture Community Association

Help us take our children on the road for the very first time at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival!

Kensington and Chelsea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 May 2016!

The children at the Venture Community Association in North Kensington enthusiastically watch Notting Hill Carnival pass by each year, but have never been able to participate, despite being here since 1960.

Over 200 local children come weekly to enjoy our busy adventure playground, community centre, and steel pan yard. This year we also want to offer them the opportunity to make their own costumes, learning craftsmanship and also cultural history in the process.

When you see their proud faces as they march on the road for the first time on Carnival Sunday (children’s day) alongside our resident steel band you'll see how much this means to us.

What we'll deliver:

  • Take 40 children to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival 2016 parade
  • Help 40 children design and make their carnival costumes

Why it's a great idea:

Notting Hill Carnival is a world famous celebration and it's something we want the Venture Centre kids to experience first hand. This is an opportunity for them to partake in local life, building their sense of pride in their neighbourhood.

It's also an opportunity for the children to learn craftsman skills as well as essential teamwork skills. The opportunity itself poses an opportunity for them to build their confidence, explore their creative side, and learn about carnival culture and traditions.

Steps to get it done:

  • Our resident steel pan will provide lessons for the children to perform as part of the procession
  • Source costume materials from local markets and art suppliers
  • Work with local schools to coordinate the procession and utilise their contacts to hire a float and tractor
  • Work with local volunteers and artists to teach the children design skills and help them make the costumes

Location Kensington and Chelsea

About the space

Custom Area


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

How will the money be spent?Total £5,318

Float hire inc storage - £2,000 (38%)
Transport - £1,550 (29%)
Costume materials - £750 (14%)
Fence Hire - £350 (7%)
T-Shirts - £200 (4%)
Refreshments - £150 (3%)
Other - £318 (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.

Float hire inc storage
Costume materials
Fence Hire
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £5,318

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