2015 is the year of The Butterfly Effect, which will see us build on and develop programming and partnerships from the Year of Celebration.
The Butterfly Effect promotes the idea that by doing something small for your community, from volunteering 1 hour a year or being part of a community event to helping out at weekly activity, that it can have a large positive impact on someone else which helps to transform the place they live.
The £50,000 secured from the People’s Millions Big Lottery funding plus the match funding we’re putting in place will cover the costs of: professionals to deliver training and mentoring in a range of areas; some of the event and activity costs to support ideas developed by local people; marketing and PR costs to communicate and promote the project and associated activities; costs to support volunteers (out of pocket expenses, refreshments, volunteer uniform); freelance Project Manager time; documentation costs (photographs and a short film capturing the story of the project and inspire people to get involved); some overhead costs.
The Butterfly Effect activities includes:
- developing Vale Makers;
- the Vale Challenge/Community Picnic 1 day event;
- Castle Vale Community Awards;
- The Last Leaf sculpture completion and launch;
- The Butterfly Effect Production (a live performance event).
You can read extracts from The People’s Million application here The Butterfly Effect Project Outline short