So - £50 to Debbie because we love / owe her despite the fact that the grant, overall, seems a bit thin. Though, we hope it helps with her costs. And £50 + support for Ladyfest.
ravanwin wrote:it is stupid for the forest to own a badge-maker as it will be destroyed nearly immediately / lost / stolen and is thereby non-conducive to the whole "helping artists" thing.
We generally dislike requests for money for flyers and its not the same but it is similar.
Gandhi wrote:We generally dislike requests for money for flyers and its not the same but it is similar.
We like Billy, it's a good proposal and we know he's not going to waste the money. And when i say we like Billy, I'm not using this as an excuse as to why we should just give him the grant, but I'm saying many people know him, he's volunteered at the Forest, we like his music, we want to support him and we know how passionate he is about his music and I think a badge maker would be a really good investment for him.
ravanwin wrote:i think when there are good people with projects to do we should fund them and assist as much as capable however, to buy something in the hopes that someone will magically appear to create merchandise with it seems a waste of money and resources and - if it comes about in a top-down fashion without support of at least a few folks - then it will quite likely be an unsuccessful endeavour.
James wrote:As for going forwards ... I don't know. Making decisions on this on the BB I think is very bad. Some people have said they don't like commenting on things here. I'm sure this won't be a popular suggestion, but postpone this till the next meeting, or have a FWG very soon (which maybe we could do with anywhere) and discuss it there?
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