Project information

Burst Activity Scheme

The Burst Activity Scheme runs a range of activities for children aged 1 - 18 years old. Through working with partners we help build physical activity opportunities from the moment children can walk right the way through to when they are walking out of school for the last time.

This is an ongoing project that continues to grow every holiday.

Charity information: Richmondshire Leisure Trust

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  • Need


    Rural and socio-economic deprivation within Richmondshire


    Providing high quality and highly accessible childrens activities for children aged 1 - 18 in both school and out of school time.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide highly accessible school holiday activity camps.


    » Attained Big Lottery Funding to support the new positions of Sport and Play officers
    » A large amount of partnership development has gone into providing a new range of activities across the district as well as marketing distribution.
    » Continued evaluation of marketing and activities put on for children each holiday.

    What success will look like

    Success will be having attendance figures over 100 each day for our camps and activities which will be directed at increasing physical activity in children.

  • Impact


    The long term changes that this project will bring about is increased accessibility to physical activity opportunities for children and improved sense of well being within the community.


    The only risk to this project is financial sustainability but all activities are maintained at both a sustainable and accessible rate for the community


    Donors will receive reports of each holiday activity programme as well as the reports on the Burst Play activities that take place during term time.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £60,000 Staff costs The cost of staffing for each of the activities
      £30,000 Facility hire Facility hire
      £5,000 Equipment Equipment costs for the sport and arts and crafts
      £5,000 Training costs Continuous training development for staff

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Big lottery fund £48,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. Richmondshire has a diverse range of community groups which with each, brings varying barriers to swimming participation. The project will be based out of the Richmond Swimming Pool but the benefits will stretch across the entire district.


    The benefits of our project will be around improving opportunities for young children and removing barriers to participation.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Richmondshire Leisure Trust has been successful in providing holiday activities for children over the last five years and in recent times has become the central brand for information on all holiday activities within Richmondshire. We have a strong group of partners that we work with to continually develop our activities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Matt Prosser

    Matthew Prosser is the Sports Development Co-ordinator for Richmondshire and has led the expansion and development of the Burst Activity scheme.


One child to attend a week of activities