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Promote your celebration

You’ve been successful with your Celebrate application and you’ve been busy organising a great activity to bring your local community together. But what now?
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After all that hard work you will want to promote your project throughout your local area to make sure everyone knows about it and it’s a big success!

Why should I promote my celebration?

At the heart of Celebrate is the desire to bring local communities together. Promoting your activity will help spread the word in your neighbourhood, perhaps to people you have not yet met. Making sure people know about your activity means it can attract other people to your services and may help boost support for your project locally.

It may lead to you finding out about other local activities or projects so you can share ideas and support each other. It may also help you to create local networks and possibly other future activities.

What should I know about advertising my activity?

Before you take to social media and start calling local journalists, here are some top tips:

  • Get organised! Put together a plan outlining who needs to know what and how you will tell them.
  • Who are the people you want to tell?
  • What do you want to tell people?
  • What do you want them to do? Do you want people to attend, make something, volunteer or maybe help you to fundraise?

Use posters and flyers

We’ve put together some posters and flyers that you can use to help promote your Celebrate activity.
Distribute and display them as widely as possible in your local area. Libraries, health centres, local newsagents and recreation centres are good places to choose so lots of people can see what’s coming up.

Our posters and flyers are ready for you to download and use; all you need to do is add in your details of your celebration

Celebrate poster (pdf download)
Celebrate flyer (pdf download)

Logos

If you'd like to design your own materials, you can download our logo

Get networking

Your local community will have people and organisations who can help make sure your activity is a success. They can help spread the word about your activity, promote it on websites and newsletters or influence local decision makers.

Who should I contact?

You could get support from groups such as:

  • local businesses
  • community groups and residents’ associations
  • voluntary service councils
  • schools
  • local newspapers
  • other voluntary organisations.

Make sure you get in touch with your local MPs, councillors, Assembly Members, Members of the Scottish Parliament or Members of the European Parliament. Let them know what you are doing and what you hope to achieve. If you can encourage them to attend your activity it can help to get even more attention.

Tell us!

We can also help you promote your activity and really want to hear about what you are doing and how well it has gone.

We will send you a link to a survey to gather some simple information about what you are planning. This will help us to let people know what is happening in their local area. All of the information will go in to our Celebrate map.

We may also be in contact with you to share your story after your activity has taken place so please take lots of pictures on the day!

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