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Project information

Estate We Play -Summer Challenge

Estate We play aims to support local families through the summer to promote health and wellbeing through sport and activities, creating networks, relieving isolation and helping families to feed their children during the long holidays. on our Estate.

July 2018 - September 2018

Charity information: Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association Limited

Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association Limited
  • Need


    The project is aiming to keep local disadvantaged children active and safe during the summer holidays. This will reduce stress and mental strain on families who are unable to afford mainstream activities such as access to sports and recreational activities for the whole family. We aim to contribute to reducing hunger in children through the six week holiday period


    We will provide a wide range of sports and recreational activities programme on the estate, to include coached football, tennis, table tennis, nature walks, swimming, drama, arts and crafts and gardening for the whole family. We will also provide a lunch for 30 children per day in the 4 to 14 year age range in our community centre. We will provide day trips to the seaside and nature reserves and plan to take the children aged 8 years plus on a residential for a week.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce child hunger during the summer holidays.


    » Lunch club for children aged 4 to 14 years for 30 children daily Monday to Friday in our community centre on the estate.

    What success will look like

    We will register every child attending the centre for a meal. We will gather feedback and monitor our success before and after

    Aim 2

    Improved health and wellbeing for children and their families through active lives.


    » A full programme of sports and recreational activities provided through qualified sports coaches.

    What success will look like

    All families will be registered in order to participate. We will be using our base line questionnaire to measure before and after. We will evaluate the success at the end.

    Aim 3

    To reduce anti-social behaviour between children and families on the estate.


    » Families will register to participate in the activities enabling positive communications between children and their families and others on the estate.

    What success will look like

    We will gather feedback from local residents to see how the project has impacted on the levels of anti-social incidents and will measure its success through our evaluation.

  • Impact


    Our project will create better access for families to engage in well organised and planned activities. Last year we piloted a similar activity it proved to reduce the number of complaints from local residents about children creating anti-social behaviour. It has improved neighbourhood communication especially in BAME families. This enable a space for local residents on the estate and in the community centre to develop their own projects and activities that brings the community them together.


    The weather was a bit of an issue last year for out door activities but we modified some of the activities to be carried out in the community centre.
    Getting people together who would not normally sit in the same room to take on responsibility for aspects of the project i.e. engaging them in volunteering. We undertake daily risk assessments. Safeguarding for both adults and children we undertake DBS checks for all volunteers, coaches and staff. Our staff has received first aid training.


    We are currently creating extensive quarterly reports to our existing funder and will ensure that we provide the same level of updates and reports to prospective donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,800

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,400 Staff Salary 21X 10.20 X 6 weeks plus NI & Pension Cont
      £5,000 Residential Transport and accommodation for 4 nights
      £1,000 Open Day Evaluation event and fund day
      £1,800 Lunch Club 30 meals at £2 per child for 6 weeks
      £300 Table Tenis Coach 6 sessions at £50
      £300 Football Coach 12 sessions at £25 per session
      £300 Tennis Coach 12 sessions at £25 per session
      £700 Coach Trip Coach Trip to Seaside for 70 people

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Stay Well Live Well £4,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Hornsey Lane Estate is situated in the north of the London Borough Islington. Islington is ranked as the 14th most deprived borough in England. Islington is also ranked as having the 2nd most high child poverty rate in England. There is a 20% unemployment rate and Islington has one of the highest rates of Mental Health and depression.
    Source OCSI Local Insight.


    The local community is made of people from a wide range of communities including African and Caribbean, Turkish, Kurdish, Bangladeshi, Somalian and Eastern European. Local families from the Estate and surrounding areas with children aged 4 to 16 years. The project will be aimed at but not exclusively to single parent families. We will also be working to encourage young people aged 16 plus to volunteer and get involved in the project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are situated within the estate and as explained we already delivered a successful pilot project last year creating employment for a local resident and ensuring local people who's voices are often overlooked to contribute to how the activities are delivered taking into account their needs. We are established charity with a long history of working with the community and have policies and procedures already in place.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Cigdem Aslan

    Cigdem is the Estate We Play Coordinator

    Octopus Community Network

    We have the Stay Well Live Well Coordinator who supports us to monitor and evaluate on behalf of the Big Lottery.

    Irene Winter

    CEO Hornsey Lane Estate Community Association provides supervision to Estate We Play Coordinator