Project information

The Big Outdoors - Playground Refurbishment

Bring our outside area up to modern standards - at present our area is looking a bit tired and lacking in sufficant stimulation for our expanding age groups and clubs.

our aim is to increase kids activity levels by providing a more socially active space, more sports equipment, and activity zones

June 2012 - July 2012

Charity information: Funfishers Out Of School Club

Funfishers Out Of School Club logo
  • Need


    To refurbish a tired, unorganised outside playground with not enough equipment to entertain and promote physical activity over a wide age range of children.
    To improve social skills through play, games and group actvities.
    Although we try to be a self sufficient organisation we are always looking for funding for our large projects so that we can retain as much funds within the club.


    We need to upgrade our facilities and equipment to encourage active play, social interaction and entertain a wide variety of age groups.
    Rearranging our area will provide a better use of much needed space.
    Refurbishing the existing facilities will make the area safer, more aesthetically pleasing and absorbing for the children
    Purchasing additional play equipment will provide more choice for everybody

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reorganise the playground


    » Clear out the storage areas
    » create activity zones
    » grass portions of the playground
    » provide activity boards

    What success will look like

    Success will be...newly created space that is organised, clean, provides an area for fun, sport and learning whilst housing safely all the outside equipment.

    Aim 2



    » Replace broken fittings
    » Paint
    » upgrade fittings
    » repair and replace equipment

    What success will look like

    Success will, fun environment with lots of activity zones and chill out areas for different ages of children

    Aim 3

    New Equipment


    » buy new scooters, trikes, trailers - safety equipment - games equipment

    What success will look like

    Success will be...having enough and a wide variety of equipment for all our children to use and share - being able to create socially active groups through play

  • Impact


    Social play - group cooperation and a measured sense of respect, consideration and cohesion within the setting
    Improved health - increased levels of active play, promoting healthier children
    Increased ability to entertain and educate our children in a more stimulating environment, with a wider variety of equipment


    The extra equipment cannot be bought without external donation


    The refurb and reorganisation will go ahead even if the funding is not provided, the extent of these depends on the amount of money available. We will be monitoring progress through photos of then and now, we have budget costings and can provide analysis of spend and we also have a plan of our ideas

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,400

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      Amount Heading Description
      £145 replace broken fixtures new pipes, drain covers, sundries
      £150 refurb paint, boards, edgings
      £320 grass area grass matting, timer edges
      £1,000 sports equip bikes, trailers, scooters
      £785 bike equip kiddie moto - 10 balance bikes and safety equipment
  • Background


    Funfishers out of school club - ouside playground


    All children who attend our clubs

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    This will improve our facility to provide safe, fun, secure, educational childcare not only in school hours but supporting ou local schools with our provision of out of school care

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Leslie Calvert

    Manager - she has enlisted the help of her staff to identify and scope the project, she has enlisted the manpower to see the improvements carried out