Project information

Summer Sing 2018

CREATIVITY CHANGES CHILDREN'S LIVES!
ACT! DANCE! SING!
This Summer, 72 children get to fly with Peter Pan, explore Aladdin's cave or recreate Movie magic in three weeks of Summer courses.

July 2018 - August 2018

Charity information: Montage Theatre Arts

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  • Need

    Need

    A lack of free or heavily subsidised but high quality activities for Lewisham's children and young people during the Summer Holidays. It's essential to have safe and creative spaces where they can go during the long summer months.

    Solution

    We offer three weeks of performing arts programmes, including dance, drama, mask making and singing, culminating in shows performed to family and friends. The teachers are experts in their fields/ West End professionals and create an environment where children can explore their creativity, build confidence and make new friends in a safe environment. For those awarded bursaries this will include free places and a daily nutritious lunch.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Funding 22 bursaries and 50 subsidised places to three weeks of Summer Sing for ages 5-14


    Activities

    » Neverland - a week long programme of dance, drama and singing inspired by Peter Pan culminating in a performance for friends and family.
    » Aladdin - a week long programme of dance, drama and singing culminating in a performance for friends and family.
    » Montage at the Movies - a week long programme of dance, drama, singing and filming inspired by classic musicals with a final theatre performance

    What success will look like

    Take up of places.
    Parent and child feedback.
    Converting those awarded bursary and concession places into members of our term time programme (min 14)


  • Impact

    Impact

    A steady rise in our term time concession rate students. We would like this to rise by 8% to 30% by the end of 2018. The more that families who need it can take advantage of these opportunities for their children, the greater our impact in both individual lives and the community. We routinely see children doing things they never believed they possible, making new friends and blossoming in confidence.

    Risk

    The risk is lack of take up. We have dealt with this by planning a marketing campaign for the courses flagging scholarships and concession rates. However, we have also built ongoing relationships with Lewisham Social Services, Lewisham Young Carers and other local charities and schools who recommend suitable families to us.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive a quarterly newsletter on the progress of the children including any or all of the following: case studies, photos, video, quotes from parents and children who have benefitted from the programme. Montage Parents receive monthly newsletters anyway.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,584 Teacher Fees Proportionate cost of 32% in line with percentage of places offered free/subsidised
      £3,190 Bursaries Cost of 22 bursary places
      £3,750 Concessions Cost of 50 concession places
      £550 Free Healthy Lunches For 22 bursary recipients at £5 per student per day
      £926 Administration costs Approx 12 days to recruit, promote, market, liaise with stakeholders and collect data
  • Background

    Location

    Lewisham is one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK. With no big business to apply to for sponsorship and council funding being cut, arts provision for children and young people is becoming the province of only those who can afford to pay. Montage has been working in the borough for almost 20 years and is a charity rather than a business with a long-standing commitment to offering a wide concession programme to ensure access for all.

    Beneficiaries

    Children and young people in the most need of social networks, confidence building and a creative outlet.

    On average 22% of Montage Theatre Arts attendees are from low-income families.

    Currently approximately 50% of our participants are black or minority-ethnic in a borough where 43% of the population is black or ethnic minorities (BAME).

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Montage has almost 20 years experience of providing dance, drama and singing classes to the community as well as an award-winning youth dance company, youth theatre company and Older People's programme. We have performed across the borough and London-wide including Saddlers Wells and the South Bank. Our experienced teachers include West End professionals and specialist Managers whose skillsets include SEN training, Health and Safety and First Aid qualifications.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Richard Hay

    Youth Programmes Manager - overseeing all aspects of the programme including content, staffing and pastoral care.

    Emma Hobday

    General Manager - reponsible for overseeing the administration of the project

    Joseph Cryan

    Creative Co-ordinator - responsible for content

£5

Buys a healthy free lunch for a child

Her confidence has grown in such a lovely friendly way. The environment screams positivity with such diversity.

Parent Summer Sing 2017