Supporting Families with Fun
Our Big Idea is to provide fun activities for families supported by Home-Start Goole and District to participate in during the school holidays.
September 2011 - September 2012
Charity information: Home-Start Goole and District
Many families struggle with finding fun things to do to entertain their children during the holidays and some also have issues with isolation.
The project will go some way towards solving the problem by helping families to get out to meet others in a fun and friendly environment.
To provide activities for local families
Activities» Organise parties during the school holidays with activities for the families to participate in.
» Organise a coach trip to somewhere fun for the families to enjoy.
What success will look like
Success will be that four parties and one trip will be organised and attended by local families.
The project will help local families to interact with others in the community more closely and will help to demonstrate good parenting and, together with the main Home-Start Goole and District scheme, reduce the number of children taken into care. We will demonstrate the success of this project by monitoring the number of families attending the parties and getting feedback from them and the volunteers working with them.
There is a risk that families will not attend the events. We will deal with this by asking the volunteers working with the families to encourage attendance and report on any problems. We can assist with transport and will make efforts to support those with special needs.
We will report to donors by keeping them informed about what events are happening and with reports on how the events went after the fact.
Budget - Project Cost: £1,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,000 Parties Holding at least four parties for local families £500 Coach trip Organising a coach trip for local families
Goole has the biggest inland port in the country. It has quite a large immigrant population and has many areas that are classed as deprived. By working with local families the community spirit can be restored.
We have been working with the local communities since 1995 and have helped many local families throughout this time. Many of the families supported have since gone on to have roles within our charity or others in the area.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Gill was heavily involved in setting up the scheme and has worked for it from the outset. Her knowledge of the community is key.