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Saturday 6th

July 2013

In and around

Darnhill Library

Watch this space!


Jackie Stewart appointed as Festival Fundraiser

Jackie Stewart has taken over from Kerry Bertram as the Fundraiser for the Darnhill Festival Association (and hopefully the Festival Co-ordinator 2013). Kerry has joined Cartwheel Arts staff team as co-ordinator of the Art for Wellbeing programme, so will still be involved with the festival.

Jackie has extensive experience of writing and publishing, developing media skills,  working with families and vulnerable adults and event organisation. She will also be running a small sensory project based at the new community garden in Darnhill, which will fit well with her passion for permaculture and the healing powers of plants and gardens.

Jackie will be based at Cartwheel's office, and can be contacted on 01706 361300 or e-mail darnhillfestival@gmail.com


Darnhill Festival Association are awarded

charitable status!

The Darnhill Festival Association (DFA) have made the move from not-for-proft community and voluntary group to a registered charity!

Their charity number is 1138567

This is brilliant news in several ways - firstly, it celebrates the work that they have been doing over the past 10 years on the Darnhill Estate and Heywood area.

Secondly it opens up different funding streams to the Association which will hopefully mean that the Summer and Christmas festivals will go from strength to strength!


Darnhill Festival Association awarded the

Quality Standard for Funding!

The Community Foundation for Greater Manchester have decided to award the Darnhill Festival Association the Quality Standard for Funding. The award is valid for 2 years and follows the Association's successful management of the money awarded by the Grassroots Fund for the Darnhill Summer Festival 2009.

The Quality Standard for Funding award is presented to community and voluntary groups who have demonstrated that they are competent in managing a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester and have met the 8 assessment criteria designed to ensure that groups manage grants effectively, provide timely and high quality information and report on the difference the grant has made to the community.




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