Projects approved for funding for 2013-2014

The following projects have been successful in their applications:

The Asian Centre Waltham Forest & Forest Recycling Project

Project summary: 

The Asian Centre will carry out an intergenerational gardening project that will
involve team work between young people from the Youth Club, youth workers
and members of the Walthamstow Village Residents Association, based in Hoe
Street ward. The project will start with workshops on gardening, as a way of
engaging young people and identifying a group of committed adults and young
people for the project. It will be a great way of bringing two different
generations together to encourage dialogue, share skills and work in harmony.
It will be delivered over 6 months from planning stage to completion. Beyond
the funding, young people will continue to maintain the gardens and be
responsible for their own local environment.

FRP will deliver 1 Give or Take community event in partnership with The Asian Centre and Walthamstow Village Residents Association. This event will incorporate the launch of the intergenerational gardening project and will include a community gardening as well as a re-use theme e.g. ‘donate your surplus gardening tools’, building a bug hotel from re-use materials, and a plant & seed swap.  We will create a mural with local residents, including young people and adults engaged in The Asian Centre’s intergenerational gardening project. The mural will have a community garden focus. FRP will provide 528 litres of reclaimed paint for free to individuals, organisations and businesses in Hoe Street ward who can demonstrate a need for paint, either as a result of lack of financial resources, or where there is an immediate need to improve the amenity of the local area.

Salaam Peace

Project summary: 

The Walthamstow Masaajid Cup – The project will see a 5v5 football and a Hit 4 Six Cricket competition that will bring together children, young people and adults from:

  • Masjid-e-Umar (Queens Rd)
  • Masjid-e- Abu Bakr (Mansfield Rd)
  • Masjid Ghosia (Lea Bridge Rd)

This will be the main target group however in the tradition of Salaam Peace, the event will be open to the wider community. The project will use the sport as an engagement tool and supplement the sports with workshops from the Police, NHS and local councillors.

The winners and best sportsmanship team award winners will take part in the Salaam Peace Eid Cup in September, a National initiative.

E17 Puppet Project

Project summary: 

SHADOWS on MY WINDOW will bring ‘City Read 2013’ themed shadow puppetry performances to familiar surroundings in Hoe Street ward for children and young people to enjoy. We propose to perform 6 shadow puppet shows projecting from windows in accessible venues (to be confirmed)with the aim of providing an opportunity for children, young people and their parents/carers who live in the Hoe Street ward and who would not normally go to the theatre due to poverty or other barriers, to experience the magic and richness of the shadow puppets and take part in City Read 13.

This project counts with the support from Waltham Forest Library Services, a grant from the Arts Council towards the costs of producing the shadow puppet show and the schools that attended our literacy puppet workshops delivered in Walthamstow Central Library in 2012. We will work very closely with existing organisations in Hoe Street like Ask Freda (The Drive Housing Estate), the Drawing shed, the Village Association and Friends of Wingfield Park to maximise use of existing resources and impact amongst Hoe Street communities.

Significant Seams

Project summary: 

Stitching together the seams of the community: Significant Seams operates across multiple wards in E17 with vulnerable members of the community to encourage, integration, identification of self-worth, self-belief and recognition of the valuable contribution that all members can make  to their neighbourhood; with the expectation that some of them will become long term volunteers in our programmes. We operate a stitch and craft library (£2pcm) for which we would seek subsidy for ward residents; operate neighbourly knit and stitch sessions and formal teachings which inform a number of our community projects that are becoming increasingly integrated with Waltham Forest College as part of the wider agenda of increasing the diversity of experience and employability for the younger members of the community. Many of our community projects generate both pure exhibition and functional exhibition pieces which feed into our longer term fund-raising activities.



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