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Stanningley Park Lantern Parade

Funded on Spacehive 27 May 2024

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Stanningley Park Lantern Parade

Stanningley Park Lantern Parade

Friends of Stanningley Park By Friends of Stanningley Park

Friends of Stanningley Park would like to bring the community together for an inaugural lantern parade around Stanningley Park to finish at the park's bowling club with some refreshments and music

Stanningley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 27 May 2024!

The idea is to engage the community & local school children to work together for a spectacular lantern parade around the park in November. The majority of the funding will be used to run lantern making workshops in the weeks leading up to the event in local schools & clubs. The tried and tested workshops will be provided by Creative Communities Leeds, a non-profit social enterprise which organised Bramley lantern parade last year. The vision is to create an inclusive & interactive event where people can use their imagination, spark their creativity, discover ways to use sustainable & recycled materials as well as socialise & engage with the wider community. People of all ages are encouraged to participate in the parade by using their own lanterns or even torches, mobiles, flags etc. The bowling club will be the central hub for the event & can provide facilities, refreshments & a safe meeting point. Volunteers will be able to facilitate timings & ensure the safety of participants.

What we'll deliver:

  • A fun and inclusive evening of creativity, imagination and light.
  • A social event where the community have a chance to interact.
  • A positive and uplifting visual event to benefit everyone.

Why it's a great idea:

This project will encourage the community in particular school age children to get creative and work together for a collective outcome. Friends of Stanningley Park will be facilitating a way for locals to discuss their thoughts and vision for their park and will provide opportunities for regular public events and social gatherings.

Steps to get it done:

  • Creative Communities Leeds will deliver lantern workshops in local schools
  • Local people and children will be encouraged to design and make lanterns
  • Organise the lantern parade around Stanningley Park
  • Organise a social event with refreshments at the end of the parade
  • Engage local people in talking about ideas for their park

If we get more funding we would like to organise a drum band to lead the lantern parade and other creative events.


Location Stanningley

About the space



Leeds City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,153

Creative Communities Leeds workshops staff costs x 12 - £648 (30%)
CCL workshops volunteer costs £12 x 24 hours - £288 (13%)
Entertainment, drumming band or similar - £250 (12%)
CCL workshop supplies - willow - £136 (6%)
CCL workshop supplies - tissue - £102 (5%)
4 hours of Church Hall Hire - £100 (5%)
CCL workshop supplies - Lights for lanterns - £90 (4%)
Quote for poster design - £60 (3%)
Outdoor festoon lights - £59 (3%)
CCL workshop supplies - paint brushes - £42 (2%)
Other - £378 (18%)

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.

Creative Communities Leeds workshops staff costs x 12
CCL workshops volunteer costs £12 x 24 hours
Entertainment, drumming band or similar
CCL workshop supplies - willow
CCL workshop supplies - tissue
4 hours of Church Hall Hire
CCL workshop supplies - Lights for lanterns
Quote for poster design
Outdoor festoon lights
CCL workshop supplies - paint brushes
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • CCL workshop supplies - tall canes
  • CCL workshop supplies - sundries
  • Transaction fees
  • CCL workshop supplies - wire
  • VAT
  • CCL workshop supplies - fence wire
  • CCL workshop supplies - PVA glue
  • CCL workshop supplies - name tags
  • High viz jackets
  • Refreshments for volunteers on the night
  • Hazard warning tape
  • Glow in the dark tape
  • Laminating pouches
  • Tie wraps
  • Paper A4 ream


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Refreshments for a social event
  • Hiring of a band to play music

Total £2,153

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