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Willenhall Carnival

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Willenhall Carnival

Willenhall Carnival

Willenhall Carnival By Willenhall Carnival

Willenhall Carnival is an annual event serving the Willenhall Community. Almost all of performers and stalls on the day are local to the town which attracts over 3000 people of all ages.

Willenhall Delivery stage

pledged of £10,093

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Willenhall Carnival is run for the community of Willenhall by the community . It is a not for profit organisation that aims to bring affordable entertainment into the Memorial Park for all to enjoy. Each year a Carnival Royalty is elected from within the Community and as part of the Queens duties and Royalty they attend local events during the year to promote carnival and support fundraising events. The Carnival allows local community groups to have a unique platform to perform in the main arena, while the Band Stage allows up coming musicians an opportunity to perform in front of their family and community. The Carnival also allows local charities to put on stalls to promote and advertise their activated to gain interest from the community. We encourage volunteers to support the event and allow them to learn and understand how to run and manage a local event to help keep the yearly tradition going.

What we'll deliver:

  • 3000 local attendees all keen to give back and support local businesses
  • 24 local community performers and artists performing in the main arena and on the Truck Stage
  • Publicity to over 2000 online followers and promotion of local business attending the event
  • A platform for local community groups to promote what they do in the community and raise funds for their group
  • Create a platform for social cohesion within the community following the pandemic

Why it's a great idea:

Creating a platform for socialisation: There are a great many people that don’t get the opportunity to socialise. Being able to attend carnivals are a way to get the community out of the house for a day. They don’t need to make any long term commitments. The cost is minimal, and they can socialise as much or as little as they want. A family affair: It is very common for families to come together to attend a carnival together as a group. This is a positive feature of this type of entertainment. There is not a lot of entertainment that applies to all age groups where it does not come with a substantial cost. Families who are on a tight budget can go to a parade and have hours of enjoyment without having to pay for it.

Steps to get it done:

  • Promote event within the Community - November 2021
  • Confirm permissions from Walsall council - January 2022
  • Begin PR campaign (social media/press/face to face ) - November 2021
  • Secure funds from fund raising events Sept 21 - April 22
  • Take bookings for stalls, performance and artist's - November 2021 onwards
  • Book activities and free events for carnival including fair - Jan 2022
  • Take bookings from stall holders - Jan 2022
  • Plan, Install and build areas and performance areas - 10 June 2022
  • Run Carnival day - 11 June 2022

By supporting Willenhall Carnival, you are aligning with the towns long standing and most popular yearly event. The Memorial Park is one of the best locations in the Black Country for community events due to its size and amazing facilities, the park is a hidden treasure within Willenhall and well over 100 years old. The community of Willenhall often gets overlooked and ignored; this Carnival brings a touch sparkle to the town at an affordable price for the whole community.

Location Willenhall

About the space

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Walsall Council

How will the money be spent?Total £10,093

Event Staging - Band Stand - £2,868 (28%)
Free Attractions - Bouncy Castles, inflatables, donkey rides, - £2,099 (21%)
Main Arena attraction - £1,550 (15%)
Event Security & First Aid - £1,022 (10%)
Insurance & PPL/PRS - £943 (9%)
Promotional Banners - £870 (9%)
Other - £741 (7%)

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.

Event Staging - Band Stand
Free Attractions - Bouncy Castles, inflatables, donkey rides,
Main Arena attraction
Event Security & First Aid
Insurance & PPL/PRS
Promotional Banners
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £10,093

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