Project information

Family Fun

Spending more time together and indulging in leisure activities strengthens family bonds. However in poorest of homes,holidays are dreaded due to increased expenses,cuts in food services and boredom.We want families to spend quality time together so we arrange trips transport-free for poor families

August 2018 - August 2019

Charity information: Sharei Chesed (london)

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  • Need

    Need

    1)Decline in family bonds,affecting children`s attachment,emotional and academic success.
    Nearly two thirds of British people (62%) feel that families go on fewer days out now than they did 20 years ago, survey by YouGov, In poor families, single parent families and fractured families, family time is scarce and financial stress dominates leaving little room to enjoy.
    2)This issue is directly linked to our users hardship with poverty.Users live in overcrowded flats, no cars, food poverty, stres

    Solution

    Hectic schedules and competing demands on time take their toll on amount of time families spend together. We want to purchase a large mini-bus so that we can organise free holiday and weekend day outs this Summer and every holiday giving families a chance to get away from stresses within the family and external pressures. A short break away from the domestic routines allows children and parents to reconnect. Quality time means strengthening bonds and building a bank of shared family memories.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Strengthen family bonds by enabling poor families to enjoy quality dayouts without stress of money.

    Activities

    » Organise free, supervised trips to a range of rural outings and fun places of interest: Beaches, national parks,zoos,swimming,boating,mini-golf,farms
    » Volunteers to help single parent families or large families to ease stress through, carrying bags, pushing buggy, helping with children

    Families will register to join and complete questionnaires at end of Summer.
    We will monitor reduction in sibling rivalry, tantrums, arguments as well as fun experience.


    Aim 2

    Helping most disadvantaged inner-city children access rural experiences, sports and summer fun.

    Activities

    » Children will visit beaches, national parks, zoos and other places of interest for a first time.

    Photos, we will have discussions on the bus with children and families where they rate each trip and tell us what they enjoyed.


    Aim 3

    Reducing boredom and unsupervised street behaviour, at risk behaviour and potential neglect

    Activities

    » Children will be productively stimulated, entertained and supervised by their families or volunteers and not loiter in streets /join bad peer gangs.

    Neighbourhood Open Evening discussing reduction in juvenile/petty offences /at risk behaviour and areas of appreciation.


    Aim 4

    No child should be hungry in holidays due to lack of school lunches.

    Activities

    » We will serve a healthy packed lunch for all participants and equip each family with a picnic basket twice weekly.

    Questionnaire responses , we will leave picture feedback forms in family picnic baskets.


  • Impact

    Impact

    1)Trips will enable families a chance to get away from both internal stresses within the family and external pressures. A short break away from the domestic routines allows children and parents to reconnect. Quality time means strengthening bonds and building a bank of shared family memories.
    2) Exploring rural environment, visiting zoos and national parks as well as going along other families from diverse backgrounds will broaden children`s horizons and aspirations.
    3) Children will refresh.

    Risk

    We investigated potential risks which can be categorized
    1)Operational risks
    a-Too many/little participants
    solution-Pre registration required.
    b-Bad Weather
    solution-contingency indoor trip planned
    c-Vehicle problems
    solution-daily checks

    2 Health safety
    We will conduct risk assessments of van and each outing.
    Children will wear fluorescent identification belts
    First aiders on site

    3 Financial
    Budgets assessed and kept too.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive a monitoring report including pictures, case studies ands statistics-compilation of users` feedback.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £76,700

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      Amount Heading Description
      £70,000 Large Van capital cost of Turas 32 seater Mini-Bus
      £2,000 LUNCH Cost of sandwiches,salads, fruits, yogurt,drinks for 70 users dailyx 4 weeks
      £4,000 Outings Entrance fee for zoos,farms,minigolf,and range of activities for children.
      £700 Fuel Petrol costs for van.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Comunity Fundraising event £6,700 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Hackney is an inner city area,identified as 11th most deprived borough by indices of multiple deprivation.
    There exists an overrepresentation of youth with under 20`s comprising 26% of population(Hackney.Gov)and limited affordable holiday childcare provisions.
    Furthermore, Hackney is third most densely populated borough in London.(GLA Land, Population density 15) and 75% of our users`homes are overcrowded.
    Hackney has been victim of London riots in August11, due to these disadvantages.

    Beneficiaries

    We are targeting very disadvantaged young families on meanstested benefits who are also regularly reliant on charities,foodbanks,breakfast clubs,soup kitchens and clothing banks to have their basic needs met.
    Key priorities are:
    Single parent families
    fractured families
    teenage-parent families
    families where parents work during holiday
    families with several young children
    families affected by parental/child illness or disability.
    We will be transporting 64 users each trip x 4 weeks of trips

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Sharei Cheses was constituted in 2009 and has been running successful annual summer projects and other youth projects since, We have a great reputation and rapport with frontline organisations and marginalised young people. The Project Manager has filled the position for many years, and works to arrange a program that includes varied, safe and enriching on-site and off-site activities, trips, transport and recruiting and training suitable volunteers. We have a diverse body of skilled trustees.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mr Sarah Lew

    She is our family co-ordinator. A community activist and Parenting Expert. She is great suppoting parents and children spend quality time together

    Jerald Koppel

    Program Manger Jerald consults with users about trip interests, prepares program,books trips, recruits volunteer drivers for van.