Project information

Kids Klub Expansion

We currently have 60 children on a deprived council estate and want to expand this to help the children integrate into other areas, provide increased family support and refurbish the existing facilities.

September 2012 - September 2013

Charity information

The Branches Christian Fellowship

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  • Need


    Teaching the children about Jesus
    Children without anything to do.
    Gang culture.
    Teaching them to value and respect others.
    Encourage parents to interact positively with their children
    Building links with the community
    Understanding the wider needs of the community and where appropriate putting them in contact with other charities and social groups
    Train other children's workers across the town.


    The refurbished facilities and equipment will provide a better base for running the club, inviting parents to events and courses, and other children's workers for training.
    Running weekly clubs for the children.
    Organising regular parent and child activity sessions and prize giving events.
    Building membership of the club with people from different areas to help them integrate in a safe, friendly environment.
    Providing structured rules and activities to promote values and respect.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Build relationships with the families of the children


    » Run activity sessions for families and children such as crafts, cookery and play
    » Run prize giving and performance events to demonstrate achievement and encouragement
    » Run ad-hoc courses for parenting such as debt and financial planning

    Success will be families attending and participating in the events

    Aim 2

    To see children brought into the Church community


    » Run weekly Sunday school in addition to weekly clubs
    » Encourage mentoring and role models from within the Churc

    Success will be more children in the Sunday School and taking full part in community life in a positive way

    Aim 3

    To equip wider childrens work within Rochdale


    » Hold regular get togethers to encourage and provide a platform for learning and sharing
    » Host specific training workshops on subjects such as Child Protection, first aid, story telling etc.
    » Promote and run town wide events for the children to help integrate children across Rochdale and get workers collaborating together

    Success will be one town wide event and 4 training courses run over the next 12 months

    Aim 4

    To increase the size of our own Kids Klub


    » Advertising the clubs to a wider area
    » Increase and train the number of volunteers
    » Provide a more exciting environment (better facilities)

    Success will be to increase numbers from 60 to 100 and increasing the volunteers by 4

  • Impact


    Children who currently grow up in an area where there is little hope and encouragement will understand they can achieve and be positive community role models.
    Relationships between parents, children and other families will improve.
    Success will be demonstrated by a clear reduction in :-
    vandalism, petty crime, drug and alcohol usage, fighting and anti-social behaviour.
    Children will go on to achieve better education results and a way out of the poverty trap.


    Main risk is that volunteers are not available on the given times and dates and the future growth plans.
    Mitigated this by gaining commitments from the trustees to stand in when necessary and distributing some of the activities to the wider church e.g. craft preparation.


    Funders will receive a report six times a year (term times) detailing kids klub, parent and training activities and successes.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Building work Demolish wall, new entrance and decorate
      £300 Projector Acquire new projector
      £200 PA machine PA facility
      £1,000 Resources Crafts Materials, food to help teach parents and prize
      £250 Advertising Extend marketing of events
      £250 Uniforms Ensuring common dress code
      £500 Training External facilitators and trainers
      £500 Artwork Term time themes and project work
  • Background


    Smallbridge is located 3 miles from Rochdale town centre and is designated a deprived area (IMD 52 rating) with many young families. The Kids Klub offers a real outlet for the children and the families to work and play together in a positive environment


    Mainly primary school children but toddlers and teens benefit from family work and activities.
    Parents and carers are able to increase their self esteem and ability to handle day to day living.
    Its a chance to experience real family values and community spirit

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully held fundays and kids klub activities in the area for over 7 years and have built up good relationships with the community. We have undertaken door to door visits to ask what services and help people would like and having become the sole users of a former primary school we are now in a good position to expand the services. There are no similar council run facilities and no plans to do such.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Janet Smith

    Project Manager who co-leads the project and provides the administration, management, training and helps run all the activities described

    Lucy Hudson

    Curriculum manager and co-leader of the project. She provides skills, knowledge and outline themes and design for all the activities.