Any member of Beltane Fire Society is welcome to propose an event or activity for the benefit of the Society and its members, to be run under the BFS name with support from the Board. Support may take the form of resources, promotion and funding but does not have to include all of these things. For example, if you wish to undertake an activity which doesn’t require financial support from the Society, a proposal should still be submitted.
Things to consider before preparing a proposal
To help take your idea from a great concept to a viable happening, please think carefully and realistically about the following…
- Are you willing, prepared and equipped to take responsibility for running it?
- Will you have the help you need, in terms of extra pairs of hands, to assist with it?
- Is there a demand for it and will people want to be involved or attend?
If you’re unsure about any of these things, it’s a good idea to have an informal chat with other members and potential helpers, co-organisers and attendees. If you want to investigate the opinions of people outside of your circle of friends, the Discussions mailing list is a useful place to start.
Things to consider while writing your proposal
The description of your event/activity, i.e. what it actually is.
- The date(s) and location(s) for it.
- Costs and resources (early in-depth research into this really helps!)
- People-based requirements, including time and skills.
- Goals and benefits to BFS as a Society and community.
- Any health and safety issues you foresee, including risk assessment.
To submit a proposal, download the template document from this page, complete it then send it, by email, to board[at]beltane[dot]org for consideration by the Board of Trustees.