Start your own

Welcome! This page is for those who are interested in creating a Window Wanderland event in their community. If you want to create a personal window only please check if there is an event near you.

We are all volunteers at Window Wanderland, passionate about connecting and building communities. We only charge a manageable and fair fee for all of our resources, on a sliding scale. We are open to anyone, from volunteers to NPO’s, and as a true not-for-profit, every penny we get goes into the i.t costs. We assess each event individually, as you are all different, we can start you off from £90, we do not turn people away for lack of funds.

WHY BE PART OF US? Window Wanderland is a local community building idea. By the end of 2017 we will have supported over 20 events nationally. We are a fantastic community to be part of,  and our concept has now made a stir in the national media with appearances on BBC’s The One Show, The Sunday Times, on Radio 5 live, Radio 4.

Window Wanderland is designed to be inclusive and accessible to everyone in your local community. Setting up your own Window Wanderland is very doable. We have all seen community events ‘come and go’ with huge input from one or two people that is simply not sustainable. We  have set this up like this, giving years for free in order to make a website that does all the admin for you. With our toolkit and support you can host your own personal and unique event, then you share your images to inspire others, as images on our site has inspired you.

We share knowledge, we believe we are stronger together by having a  a hyper local event, with central support, that is used to inspire others and celebrate your community.

What do you get from us? An event-in-a-window-box. Your own personalised event page, with mapping and signing up all taken care of. Exclusive access to event management resources including: timelines, guidelines, logos, marketing tips, template flyers posters, press release and sponsorship templates.

We always get feedback from our organisers:

  • 100% found the tookit useful.
  • 100% feel more connected with their communities.
  • 80% of all our events are returning every year.

 

We have received over 1250 surveys from participants about the events, this is a little of what they say:

98% say it helped build a sense of community 97% say they would take part again
84% say it made them proud of their neighbourhood 80% travelled less than a mile to see the event proving it is hyperlocal!
64% of participants say it has inspired them to be more creative  48% of participants spent over one-hour outside on a cold Winter’s night

 

Support to create the event can include:

      • Unique webpage
      • Interactive online event map
      • Facebook event page
      • Funding advice
      • Example of successful funding bid
      • Planning timeline
      • Digital funding resources
      • Printing advice
      • A library of display ideas
      • Health and safety advice
      • Branding guidelines
      • Schools pack
      • Survey results
      • Support remotely and ‘on-site’ from us

Downloads:

      • Template flyers/posters
      • Sponsorship letter templates
      • Press release templates
      • Powerpoint slides for community presentations

 

If you want to see examples of how others have done it, have a look at the events.

We are all about sharing, but should you decide to go it alone and not join Window Wanderland of course we would be sad. Please remember we are trademarked, so do not use or name, reference our photos or any content from our website or our media. We hope though that you can see what benefits we offer and share your event with us and our lovely community of Window Wanderlanders.

Still unsure? Please read the FAQ’s as it might answer your questions.
Ready to start the ball rolling? Then fill in the form:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

How did you find us?
Word of mouth.
Facebook.
twitter.
Press article.
Other

Which neighbourhood would you like to create your Window Wanderland in?

Tell us about your neighbourhood, tick any that are relevant to you.
We have a very strong community here, so we can organise it in community groups.
We are quite a mixed neighbourhood, so this will be a common goal we can all take part in.
I am part of a small arts/community organisation
I have friends/school pta/local group who are interested in helping out already .

Fundraising, tick all that are relevant for you.
I have/want to apply for a local community/lottery grant to pay for my time, printing and other costs.
We will be collecting for a local charity/cause on the night.
We have local cafes/traders in the area so could sponsor us.
I have no idea, I have not thought that far ahead.
Other

Now let's have a chat to get you set up and answer any questions, please put your telephone number or skype name in the box below with a rough idea of any times that are best to call you 🙂 Alternatively we can do email, whatever you prefer

Thanks!