Freedom Community Festival Group

Current stage: Being supported

Please support this project

  • Freedom Community Festival Group
  • Clean Our Patch
  • WonderZoo

Online Advice Session: Wednesday 29 June at 9:30am


Briefly describe your project
Freedom community festival began back in 2000 and run by some local residents and supporters. This ran out of steam around 2004 and I was asked if a festival was happening as at that time I was running the community cafe in the Park on behalf of Plymouth and district Mind. I was able to put a small one day event and from that grew to what it is today. We have steered the event to be as community focused and family friendly as possible. The event only happens with a lot of goodwill and voluntary support.
Describe what you hope your Collective will achieve
We would hope to sustain the annual festival but also to put on further linked events in the community with the collective members and other community minded groups. Although this is seen mainly as a music festival for some we see it as more widespread in that it brings various community groups and organizations together who also offer support services such as Barnardo’s as an example.
Describe how your Collective formed
We have close links in supporting each of our projects and both of our collective partners take part in the festival but also take part in other community events. The festival only happens as a collaborative of many groups and individuals.
Which collaboration “shape” do you expect will best describe your project?
HUB AND SPOKE – Like a bike wheel, one organisation holds things together at the centre, while other organisations perform specific tasks
In which areas would you expect most of your grant to be spent on?
During the first round, POP members will be asked to advise you. What advice would be most helpful?
How we may improve and include more activities and possible support on IT and process to cover all expected health and safety needs.