Young Manchester is passionate about giving children and young people the opportunity to play. Open access playschemes are a fantastic way for children to make new friends, stay active and learn through doing over the school holidays.
Playschemes offer supervised play for children aged 5 – 14, during school holidays for two to three hours, mornings and/or afternoons. Most schemes are free of charge, but some may ask for a small donation i.e. 50p per session.
The purpose of the Holiday Playscheme Fund is to complement the all year round play offer in Manchester. The funding aims to enable open access play activities, primarily over the Summer 2018 and Easter 2019 holidays, with a particular focus on; addressing gaps in provision, increasing the numbers of disabled children accessing universal play services and increasing childrens’ opportunities to play outdoors.
It is envisaged that this will be done through the delivery of play activities from the Voluntary and Community Sector in Manchester.
The funding will be used to support the delivery of the city’s Valuing Younger People Strategy. The strategy outlines Manchester City Council’s ambition to provide opportunities for children and young people to meet with their friends, to participate in leisure, sporting and cultural activities and to develop the skills and attitudes that will help them prepare for their future. These same aims are shared by Young Manchester.
Funding is available for grants of between £1,000 – £10,000.
Priority wards have been highlighted to complement the year round play offer and to maximise resources. Priority wards are as follows:
• Ancoats and Beswick
• Old Moat
• Cheetham Hill
Organisations are permitted to submit a maximum of three applications.
Read the Prospectus and Guidance for Applicants in full before completing your application.
Deadline for applications: Friday 15 June, 5pm.
Decisions will be made and communicated to all applicants on or before 30 June 2018.
For more information, visit: www.youngmanchester.org/holiday-play-scheme-fund-coming-may-2018/