Bookings are open for 2018, venues are detailed in the form :
BOOKING FORM for Cape area
Buskers and performing arts, please register HERE
Parents: Please make sure the KIDS read all the info and rules etc – it really helps to make the markets run smoothly. Please read all the way down this page too!
Please get in touch if you would like a market in your area and have a great venue to suggest.
I need volunteers for 2018 please, for buskers management, outreach assistance, youth day flagship event, admin and PR. My workload for the year is quite hectic and I am also working with Rotary to build the precious plastics recycling machine too.
Contact Linda: 0833840590
First timers please see the https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ page and you are welcome to call for advice.
You will be emailed with a confirmation and gmaps, etc. This booking does not confirm your stall as at some venues spaces are limited and we try to avoid duplication of goods. Please feel free to call me after 6pm if you need an urgent reply, this is an after hours project and sometimes I don’t get to all my messages.
Fees: These are not compulsory as this is an NPO. I am however self funding and try to cover costs of certificates, equipment and outreach where possible. You will receive an accounting sheet for the kids to calculate their costs, income and profit. I use a guideline fee structure of 20% of NET PROFIT to a maximum of R50 (so R300 or more profit after all costs would give a fee of R50) Outreach, fundraisers or anyone who requests within reason may have fees waived. I do however think it is a good idea to teach the children the concept of rent and overheads. There are also start up assistance packages available, free workshops, training & support.
Each stall is required to have a sign and complete the accounting sheet provided as well as sending in a pre market advert at least one week before the event in JPEG format titled with the stall name. All children fulfilling this will get a certificate of participation and there will be an Entrepreneur of the Day. I will send out a link before each event with all the adverts and it is mandatory for all of us to share as widely as possible please.
Younger children may have assistance but please only one adult per stall, it detracts from the event if there are too many adults. For children 12 and over it is preferred that they do not have an adult at their stall all the time.
Please note environmental awareness is key. Upcyle, recycle, avoid plastic as much as possible and leave your area spotless. No live animals like silkworms or goldfish etc. Responsible worm farms are fine. Please talk to me is you are unsure. All traders sign a PLASTIC FREE PLEDGE and we do not permit single use plastic.
I am often really busy so please call me on 0833840590 if you need assistance, I am available most days after 6. I do not always get through all the mails and messages.
The Pocket Money Market has two main aims: The primary objective is nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship in young children with the long term goal that more South Africans will be able to sustain themselves independently and possibly in a more flexible lifestyle conducive to less commuting and more active parenting which is often a challenge. The second objective is to bring real and immediate income generation to families where the means for the children to join the Pocket Money Market are simply not available, via the outreach programme. Sponsors and volunteers for the outreach kids are always needed.
Goods and services:
Please read: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/
ACTIVITY STALLS ARE ENCOURAGED. I prefer to avoid “made in China”. Please note electricity points are not available.
I would encourage a variety of items for their first market to get a feel for what sells. Plants, veggies and herbs, crafts, activities like guessing the number of sweets in a jar, temporary tattoos and nail decoration are all fun and easy. I suggest keeping some items small and simple and selling them at lower prices but a few larger items with a higher return help to bump up profits a lot. Awards will take into consideration things like the originality of the products, cost of production, how much parental assistance is required, display, salesmanship and profit, among others. Recycling, upcycling and creativity are encouraged.
The young children battle to concentrate for two hours so I advise keeping the set up time minimal and stalls simple. The children will get a simple sheet to complete at the end with expenses, float, takings and profit. This is compulsory as the aim of this project is to educate. We have Awards and fun social events whenever we can fit them in too.
Please note environmental awareness is key. Upcyle, recycle, no single use plastic is permitted and leave your area spotless. No more balloons will be permitted. No live animals like silkworms or goldfish etc. Responsible worm farms are fine. Please talk to me is you are unsure.
Children need to bring their own change float. Going to the bank and making change can be a really good learning experinence, some tellers will take the time to show them how to spot fake notes, etc.
Children are also required to create and advert for their stall which I will publish on the blog, Facebook and Twitter. This can be a photo of their stall sign and sample wares or photo of a poster or anything they like really…go wild. They are also encouraged to interact on social media when these are published and may add youtube, detailed descriptions, respond to comments and so on.
I am looking for children who would like to become Pocket Money Market photographers and reporters too.
For product ideas and more info join us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveLightlyKids
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketS Please also read https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ and the reports on previous markets for ideas and tips.
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Workshops are in the school holidays, see the workshops page for details as we approach the holidays or contact me to arrange in your area.
As always feedback, suggestions, help and sponsors or donations to costs and prizes are welcome!