NW5 Community Play Project

NW5 Community Play Project

Charity information

NW5 Community Play Project

We provide services and facilities for young people of all ages up to 21 (to 25 for those with disabilities/special needs) and their families, in Kentish Town, NW5. We have a centre and playsite operating 7 days a week, Under5s, Afterschool club, all day holiday playschemes, playscheme breakfast club, young womens empowerment projects, sports, junior clubs, young volunteers, outreach work, festivals/community events, and much more. Young people are involved in planning and decisions throughout

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    To fully understand our mission it is helpful to look back at our history and consider our location. The NW5 Project is a small community run charity, situated on an estate in one of the most economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Kentish Town, a few minutes walk from the station. The Project grew out of a campaign by residents 44 years ago concernied about the lack of facilities for local children. Today our primary role is meeting the needs of young people of all ages and their families in Kentish Town. We aim to improve their quality of life; extend young people's confidence,ambitions, and skills; inspire them to recognise and achieve their potential; provide a safe space for children's free play, creativity, learning and personal growth; extend local volunteering opportunities; and build capacity and organisational skills within the community generally. We seek to ensure all our services are inclusive and welcoming. Current users come from more than 20 different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds, and we aim to involve all sections of the local community in our work and decision making including young people with disabilities/special needs, and isolated or economically disadvantaged families. We aim to strengthen further the community engagement that led to the Charity's formation and has sustained its work and services ever since. We also seek to extend involvement from local businesses in initiatives designed to build community cohesion and co-operation.

  • Aims

    NW5 Community Play Project aims to:

    • To provide a centre, other facilities, and a range of services for children and young people to age 21 (25 for those with disabilities/special needs) and their families in Kentish Town. London NW5.
    • To provide Playwork services (including an after school club and all day holiday playschemes) that provide a supported safe space for children's free play, and personal development.
    • To improve the quality of life and well being of children and young people of all ages (and their families) in Kentish town.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1027125

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 11

    Phone number: 02074858165

    Address: NW5 Project, The Playhut, Islip Street, Kentish Town NW5 2TU

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