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Project information

Summer Playscheme Spirits

SPS a summer holiday play-scheme for 150 children aged 3-7, providing:
12 days of environmentally friendly, opportunities to play and socialize, spend quality time in a safe environment (indoors and out).

July 2018 - August 2018

Charity information: Clapton Common Boys Club

Clapton Common Boys Club logo
  • Need


    Consultation with teachers in 6 local OJ boy's schools (Aug 17) informed us that they recognized improvements in behaviour, health and happiness amongst beneficiaries many of whom have made a significant change in this new school year. In recent years, more families remain home each summer, intensifying the need for a safe summer playscheme but there is only one other playscheme for our target group of boys aged 3-7 and they are over-subscribed.


    SPS - 2 weeks of educational, stimulating and exciting activities. SPS will benefit families who are unable to afford travelling out of their home for a 2 week summer break. The programme will give parents the break they so desperately require, and give children the opportunities they desperately lack.

    Both parents, volunteers and children will benefit from LTP.

  • Aims

    Aim 1



    » protecting the environment; activities; fishing in the pond to see if any fish survive in the polluted water, collecting the rubbish in the garden

    What success will look like

    Ongoing monitoring, including staff observation, photos, art work, quotes, and films noting participants' behaviour and mood during sessions,

    Aim 2

    Saving resources


    » learning to switch off the lights, turning off the taps

    What success will look like

    - Informal conversation with participants during sessions, to hear their views.
    - Staff/parent interviews to be held as necessary, for assessment and further planning.

    Aim 3



    » a recycling workshop, reusing craft paper, making bubble water and play dough

    What success will look like

    Contact with school teachers to track levels of change.
    - Feedback Questionnaire forms interview and survey the users at the end, of the project to hear their views and thoughts

  • Impact


    As per the above, SPS will achieve long term changes in the children’s habits


    Having successfully run this, and other, projects alike, we are confident that this is a low risk project.
    However, we have done a comprehensive risk assessment for this project to ensure all precautions have been considered and all risks addressed, including:
    Safety Risks
    Staffing Issues
    Operational Challenges
    Financial Risks
    •All staff undergo a full induction and this includes H&S, risk assessments, emergency procedures. The First aider undergoes a refresher training.


    Upon the culmination of SPS we will submit a report, pictures and invoices.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £11,396

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      Amount Heading Description
      £720 Arts and Crafts Variety of Crafts
      £1,310 Events Play Bus, Balloon Man, Bouncy Castle
      £1,840 Outings Kids Mania, Willows, City Airport
      £2,120 Transport Coaches to Outings
      £1,950 Project Manager and Publicity Coordinator - 4 Full Ads and Admin
      £2,160 Rent Insured Premies
      £1,296 Food Refreshments
  • Background


    Stamford Hill wards are amongst top 10% most deprived LSOA's. Many of the boys do not get the time to socialise with their peers, thus affecting their social development. 22% of the local population subsist on benefits (Hackney Review 11), but for the OJC this rises to 52%. There are similar organisations eg. Youth Direct and KidsN'Action running summer programmes. In recent years, more families remain home each summer, intensifying the need for a safe summer playscheme.


    SPS will work with disadvantaged children from the London Borough of Hackney, due to the specific difficulties they have:
    These children live in Hackney, which is one of the 3 most deprived boroughs in the country (Holman Report 2002). There is an extreme lack of holiday provisions for boys in the area.

    These children belong to the Orthodox Jewish Community, where they face additional deprivation, since they often face barriers in the partaking of out-of-school activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CCBC have been running its programmes for 8 years. As a charity we secure most of our income from public funding bodies, we are competent at budgeting, planning and monitoring our work carefully.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Mendel Goodman

    He carries responsibility of the success. He works with the staff, enhancing the activities, ensuring the safety, developing the talents and skills.

    Mr Mordechia Yakov Wind

    Mr Wind works together with Mr Goodman. Mr Wind sees to the administration and running of LTP on a most professional standard.