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Project information

Summer Play

Summer holidays pose difficult times for both parents and children: 6 weeks is a very long time when you're a child and filling each and everyday with exciting adventures can prove to be difficult for parents and children. Our summer programme promises fun and excitement for 5-14 year olds.

July 2019 - August 2019

Charity information: Attlee Foundation

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  • Need


    Anti social behaviour during school holidays. our area is classed as a hotspot for drugs, alcohol and crime. our project aims to keep children and young people engaged in positive activities and keep them safe through this period.


    Through a programme of activities in co designed with the children to ensure we are engaging them in the way they need and want. the programme will be a mix of on and off site activities through the summer holidays.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To keep children and young people safe and engaged through the summer holidays


    » onsite activities to include: adventure play, arts and crafts, in and outdoor sports (badminton, table tennis, tennis, healthy cooking, gardening
    » off site trips: local trips to include swimming, cinema, bowling, family day trip out of London

    What success will look like

    Success will be...engaging at least 150 children aged 5 to 14 years and their parents throughout the summer holidays

  • Impact


    Our long term aim is to continue to increase the number of children and their families including their older siblings participating in the activities that cater to their needs. That they have a say in the changes that affect them and their communities. We will monitor the numbers involved in the project, numbers of new children and young people and the social impact of our services.


    Lack of funding and staff absence. we are also applying to trusts and foundations for staff time and resources for the summer programme. we have a bank of sessional staff who can fill the gaps of staff absences due to illness or emergencies.


    We will provide reports as required by donors and update our social media sites (facebook, twitter, instagram) throughout the summer

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,004

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,004 Play worker wages £8.55/hr x 24hrs/wk x 5wks x 4 staff
  • Background


    The project will run from the Attlee Youth & Community Centre based in the Spitalfields and Banglatown ward of Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets has the highest concentration of young people in Europe and is one of the most deprived areas of the UK. We believe the location is well placed to engage with young people most in need.


    The primary group to benefit will be young people from 5-14years.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running our Attlee Youth & Community Centre for over 13 years and based in the area for over 40 years. We have a good understanding of the local community needs and relationship with young people. We have experienced workers who have successfully delivered a range of projects that engage and support the development of young people and their communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Shajeda Akhter

    Lead Play Worker