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Project information

Play In Every Way Summer Programme

To deliver an inclusive fun filled summer holiday programme for children and young people aged 5-15yrs from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds, they will have access to free play, art and crafts, sports, Carnival Arts , Off Site Trips, summer camp and a free breakfast and hot lunch daily.

July 2018 - April 2019

Charity information: Venture Community Association

Venture Community Association logo
  • Need


    rising childcare cost, Food Povety, family debt,social exclusion, isloation, lack of outdoor play space, over crowded/cramped accommodation, isolation and trauma


    Our playground is open access which means there is no charge for entry the cost for childcare in our area is £24 per child from 9-5, we provide a free healthy hot lunch and fruit for all children who are registered, adventure play is predominantly outdoors so we promote physical activity . our children have access to range of offsite trips we cover 85% of the cost. We are open from 8.15am - 6.00pm for the entire 6 weeks. children participate in our carnival project and we also have residential

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Free breakfast for all children


    » all children registered with the playground will have option to receive a free healthy breakfast on arrival until Easter holiday 2019

    What success will look like

    by the number of children who access the breakfast club area. also the number of children who are registered daily. feedback from children/parents

    Aim 2

    To deliver a fun filled summer holiday programme


    » ask the children and play workers regarding what activities they would like for the programme
    » Design and publicise an inclusive accessible programme

    What success will look like

    record the number of children accessing our playground on a daily basis and photographic evidence

    Aim 3

    Community Carnival Arts


    » Costume design and dance routine
    » family fun day

    What success will look like

    The number of children and families engaging in the project. also feedback from service users. we will also photograph and video the entire project

  • Impact


    long term changes include and increase in the skills confidence and resilience of the children who attend

    this will be demonstrated through interviews and questionnaire from the children and parents


    low uptake/not filling spaces
    mitigation: we already have children and families asking about our summer programme. we plan to advertise the programme well in advance of the summer holidays and share this with our partners and schools in our community


    we will take photos, case studies and write full reports to donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £8,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,250 playworkers 2 qualified playworkers
      £750 play resources materials and equipment for the programme
      £600 breakfast club ingredients summer,october,,feb, easter holidays
      £1,000 carnival materials and construction of costumes
      £400 Transport transport for trips around london for our under 8's
  • Background


    the venture community association (VCA) was established in 1960 and runs the oldest adventure playground in uk, the Notting Hill adventure playground, delivering OfSTED registered Children's services. we are based in the heart of golborne in north kensington and serve local beneficiaries, in 2012 our ward was ranked the joint poorest ward in London and in the top 10% for adults in social housing and 40% of children live in poverty. We are located 15 mins walk from Grenfell tower


    the majority of the children and families who attend the playground live in the north kensington area and are at risk of social exclusion due to living in cramped accommodation, low income, financial debt, victims of or exposure to domestic violence, NEET (not in education employment or training) have a family member accessing CAMHS (child and adult mental health services) maternal depression, long term ill health, child protection/child in need plans

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    we currently have 521 local children registered with our playground and have great relationships with them and their families. our staff are highly trained and have a wealth of experience that hey use to help make the summer programme amazing

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    David Williams

    senior play worker who works with the children's services manager and is responsible for the direct management of the playworkers and playground

    Danielle Tate

    Sessional play worker is who fresh, fun and energetic