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Project information

Five Alive

To provide an exciting program of activities for 650 inner city young people aged 3-15 years for 3 weeks of the summer school holidays, focused on healthy lifestyles in general and healthy eating in particular. We will also provide healthy food and snacks for the children during the holidays.

July 2017 - August 2017

Charity information: Kids N' Action

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  • Need


    To ensure that vulnerable young people have an enjoyable, creative and safe experience of the summer holiday break. The children we are targeting are from low income families, at risk of boredom and frustration and from the dangerous inner city street, with anti-social and even criminal activities. Many of the young people eat too much junk food, lack exercise and are overweight. We plan to target this issue in our activities and encourage them to eat healthily and lead more healthy lifestyles


    We will keep the young people safe, enthused and give them access to a wide variety of interesting and creative activities. They will have a focus to their day , make lots of new friends and gain new interests and knowledge to be used in their lives ahead. Activities will be geared towards leading healthy lives with an emphasis on lots of exercise and sport, eating fruit and vegetable, role plays, drama and singing to encourage the young people in this.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To improve the health and fitness of the young people.


    » Swimming sessions
    » Keep fit sessions
    » Sports day
    » Healthy food preparation, eating and discussions

    What success will look like

    We will monitor and evaluate the improvement in the health and fitness of users via questionnaires, oral feedback and group sessions.

    Aim 2

    To improve the social skills, self-confidence and self-esteem of the young people.


    » Drama and role plays
    » Interactive social activities and games
    » Singing and dancing activities

    What success will look like

    We will monitor and evaluate this outcome via questionnaires, oral feedback and group sessions.

    Aim 3

    To give the young people new skills and interests.


    » Arts and crafts sessions, focused on fruit and vegetable carving.
    » Preparing and design of fruit and vegetable platters.
    » Wood work
    » Modelling activities

    What success will look like

    We will monitor and evaluate this outcome via questionnaires, oral feedback and group sessions.

    Aim 4

    To promote the inclusion of children with disabilities.


    » We will recruit up to 7 children with physical, emotional social disabilities, providing 1:1 LSA support, and ensuring that activities are accessible.
    » We will have volunteer youth leaders with learning disabilities who will be fully integrated into all aspects of the project.

    What success will look like

    We will monitor and evaluate this outcome via questionnaires, oral feedback and group sessions.

    Aim 5

    To improve the experience of young people in enjoying healthy food and drink.


    » The young people will prepare and enjoy healthy and nutritious sandwiches, fruit and vegetables and snacks throughout the day.

    What success will look like

    We will monitor and evaluate this outcome via questionnaires, oral feedback and group sessions.

  • Impact


    The young people will return to school healthy, enthusiastic and in a positive frame of mind. This will ensure a more positive school experience, with better achievements both scholastically, emotionally and socially. They will have gained new knowledge and appreciation of the importance and enjoyment of a healthy life-style, particularly emphasizing healthy eating and the importance of regular exercising.


    1) No premises: we have identified a local school that we will rent for the project,
    2) Not enough children: We have a long waiting list for this project.
    3) Not enough staff: We will recruit early and often to ensure that we will have the staff we require.
    4) Poor weather: We will plan indoor activities should the weather be wet.
    5) Not enough funds: We are in the middle of a busy fundraising campaign.


    We will prepare a report based on our monitoring and other feedback which we will send to all our donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £67,340

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      Amount Heading Description
      £24,240 Staff & Admin LSA 1-1, staff and admin
      £4,500 Premises costs Rent, cleaning and utilities
      £20,100 Entrance fees for various trips to swimming, zoo, farm, softplay etc
      £3,500 Healthy Refreshments daily for all children over the two weeks
      £10,000 Events & entertainment funfair, hire of juggler etc
      £5,000 Material & equipment arts and crafts supplies
  • Background


    The project will be located in the Woodberry Down regeneration area of Hackney. This is the 3rd lowest in the UK on the index of deprivation. The children we are targeting come from Hackney and Haringey, both inner city low income areas.


    650 young people aged 3-15 years from inner city, low income families, many on benefits, living in over-crowded accommodation with few opportunities for outdoor activities, especially sports and other physical exercise.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully run school holiday play schemes in the 3 main school holidays for the past 12 years. We have developed a large network initially we started with 60 attendees in 2003 and we have grown to over 650 children and young people attending, with an additional waiting list. We are evidently very popular and receive large amounts of positive feedback with a great demand for more activities. Our input together with young peoples feedback makes our project very successful.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mrs Chani Rapaport

    Mrs Rapaport is project co-ordinator, has over 15 years experience in running afterschool and holiday programs.