Planning your event

Step One: Decide on your event

Read through the ideas in our events hub and think about which one is most relevant to your target audience. You should think about the message you want to get across and build your activity around that.

Step Two: Budget your event

Once you’ve decided on what type of event you would like to run, it’s important to work out a budget. Many activities carry no cost at all but it is beneficial in most cases to provide people with written information to take away.

You might also consider approaching local businesses for competition prizes, healthy food options or additional funding. Some companies may want to sponsor an event if they think there is a positive community message.

Step Three: Decide on a date and venue

Decide a date and start working towards it as soon as possible in your planning and promotion. When considering your venue try to make it somewhere that will appeal to your target audience.

Step Four: Promote your event

We have an entire page dedicated to helping you promote your event! Simply visit the ‘Promoting your event‘ page to find out more. It’s guaranteed to make you smile.

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