Project information

Rainbow Children Delights

To include socially isolated and financially disadvantaged children and young people from Minority Ethnic Communities in high quality and innovative Winter, Easter & Summer Holiday Playschemes. Activities will include arts, craft making, health and educational workshops, trips, sports and lots more

December 2013 - August 2014

Charity information: S Pinter Youth Project

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  • Need

    Need

    Children facing poverty and isolation are often at risk of anti social or criminal behaviour, and have lesser chances in having a good quality of life due to not getting opportunities to develop their skills and talents. Minority Ethnic communities often do not attend mainstream activities due to specific religious and cultural issues, therefore they do not get opportunities which other children take for granted. Children with special needs / disabilities are also more isolated than others.

    Solution

    By offering an inclusive and open access, low cost project which will specifically cater to the various needs of the local Minority Ethnic Communities, all children will be able to attend including children who are financially disadvantaged, socially isolated and those with particular needs. Children with moderate to severe disabilities and / or special needs will be welcomed and fully intergrated. The idea is to bear EVERYONE in mind and cater for thier specific needs, to ensure open access.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Winter Holiday Project-December 2013 for 500 children with different backgrounds / needs & abilities

    Activities

    » Arts - We will run 8 workshops including dance, drama and song activities, as well as arts & crafts including needlework, pyrography and decoupage.
    » Sports - We will have a mix of physical activities including cycling, swimming, circus skills equipment, races, ball games, plazma and kmx Kart riding
    » Trips - We will have a day trip to the Splash zone - an indoor water park with rides and activities. We will visit local parks and museums.
    » External visits - We will have a story teller, a puppet show team and Hackneys Recycling team to do educational activities and entertain the children.

    Success will be having children from over 10 different schools and backgrounds inc. 30 children with special needs/disabilities gaining new opportunities, skills and aspirations.


    Aim 2

    Easter Holiday Project-April 2014 for 500 children with different backgrounds / needs & abilities

    Activities

    » Arts - We will run 8 workshops including dance, drama and song activities, as well as arts & crafts including needlework, pyrography and decoupage.
    » Sports - We will have a mix of physical activities including cycling, swimming, circus skills equipment, races, ball games, plazma and kmx Kart riding
    » Trips - We will have a day trip to woburn Safari Park, animal encounters and indoor soft play activities. We will visit local parks and museums.
    » External visits - We will have the balloon man, the royal marines band and Recycling team to do hands on activities and entertain the children.

    Success will be having children from over 10 different schools and backgrounds inc. 30 children with special needs/disabilities gaining new opportunities, skills and aspirations.


    Aim 3

    Summer Holiday Project-July/August for 500 children with different backgrounds/needs & abilities

    Activities

    » Arts - We will run 8 workshops including dance, drama and song activities, as well as arts & crafts including needlework, pyrography and decoupage.
    » Sports - We will have a mix of physical activities including cycling, swimming, circus skills equipment, races, ball games, plazma and kmx Kart riding
    » Trips - A day trip to Hazard Alley and Gullivers Land with loads of rides and attractions. Also a visit to parks with recreation grounds and fields.
    » External visits - An animal encounters event including mobile farms, safari petes, horse n cart and parrots shows. Children will feed and handle them

    Success will be having children from over 10 different schools and backgrounds inc. 30 children with special needs/disabilities gaining new opportunities, skills and aspirations.


    Aim 4

    To run a Youth Volunteering Programme within the holiday Playschemes for 50 young people aged 12 -16

    Activities

    » The volunteers will design, plan and run the holiday schemes alongside the staff members. THey will be classroom, office and admin assistants.

    Success will be increased citizenship skills, improveds cv's thereby better future job prospects, and better quality of life for the 50 participants from various ethnic backgrounds


  • Impact

    Impact

    * Participants will improve thier academic levels and participation at school as a result of positive holiday experiences, developed skills, confidence and self esteem. This will lead to better quality of life.
    * They will also lead healthier lifestyles due to the various health workshops incorporated in the project in an informal manner.
    * There will be more positive perspective amongst the various ethnicities, background and abilities, as well as reduced anti social behaviour and isolation.

    Risk

    As the benficiaries are financially deprived we rely heavily on grants. The risk is not accessing all necessary funds. We have strong communal support who appreciate the necessity of the holiday projects and will assist us financially if necessary. We also have a mailing list to trusts and donors which is unrestricted funds and can be used for any gaps in projects.
    Due to the projects popularity there is no risks of shortage of staff or uptake of places.

    Reporting

    Following each holiday scheme we will send end of project reports detailing activities run, evaluation of feedback collected, photos, case studies and comments. It will include forthcoming activities and any necessary changes that have been made to the project. Also an end of project evaluation.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £69,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,500 Premises and cleaners 24 classrooms, 3 playgrounds and 1 hall
      £8,850 Trips Transport and entrance fees for 3 schemes
      £9,000 Materials & Incentives £3000 per scheme
      £10,500 Sundry costs Training, refreshments, Accountancy, insurance, publicity, stationary, utility bills
      £7,500 Hiring of activities External visits e.g. animal encounters, balloon man, fun fair etc
      £28,650 Staff 40 Youth Workers, 1 Manager, security guard,coordiator and secretary x 3 schemes

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Hackney Community Partnership £8,000 Guaranteed
    Samuel Sebba Trust £10,000 Conditional
    The Learning Trust £3,000 Conditional
    Hackney Council £6,000 Conditional
    Help a london Child £1,500 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Hackney’s 56,100 children and young people come from a rich diversity of backgrounds and are more ethnically diverse than the borough’s population. Income deprivation affecting Hackneys children are among the ten percent most deprived areas in the whole of England.
    Inclusive holiday projects catering for the needs of different cultures and ethnicities, targeting financially deprived children of all abilities provides opportunities of growth in place of anti social behaviour and isolation.

    Beneficiaries

    Socially isolated and financially deprived children and young people from over 10 different schools and backgrounds, including children with moderate to severe disabilities and special needs will benefit from the project by participating in experiences geared to develop thier skills and talents, and broaden thier horizons. They will have new opportunites and raised aspirations by being involved in the numerous arts, sports, trips and social activities offered as part of the project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been successfully running since 1995 and reconstituted in 2003 due to the growth of the project. We have a wealth of experience recruiting staff and volunteers, and running high quality projects. Our charity is popular by parents and children alike, for its inclusive, exciting, innovative and accessible projects. We are also centrally located and we have excellent connections to local schools, welfare agencies and other youth organisations.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mrs Dolly Scharf

    Manager, 21 years experience working with children. Trained in NVQ assessing, management, child protection, health & Safety,and staff recruitment.

    Mrs Hannah Israel

    Director, 17 years experience working with children. Trained in monitoring & evaluation and broad knowledge in delivering original childrens projects.

    Mrs Esty Feldman

    Trustee, School SENCO with relevant qualifications. She will give us advice and guidance how to deal with children with special needs / disabilities.

    Mrs Anna Shik

    Coordinator has been running our projects for over 8 years and her knowledge will be at the heart of coordinating and running this project as well.

£240

will pay for 1 child to attend 3 holiday schemes.

A very valuable and positive community asset

Ms Sarah Hine Planning development @ Berkley Homes