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Community space at Childs Hill Library

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Community space at Childs Hill Library

Barnet Mencap By Barnet Mencap

Barnet Mencap together with Kisharon want to turn Childs Hill Library into a thriving community space where everyone is welcome. We want to run a variety of events, film screenings and workshops.

Barnet Delivery stage

pledged of £6,352

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Barnet Mencap and Kisharon are two local charities which will run Childs Hill Library for at least 10 years. We have plenty of ideas how we could make the local library a vibrant centre for social, cultural and educational projects. Childs Hill library as well as the surrounding garden, can host a variety of events, workshops, and enterprise projects for every age group. From children to the elderly, everyone will find something to do when they visit. As we are two charity organisations supporting people with learning disabilities in the borough of Barnet, we would like to convey the value of inclusion on to this project. Engaging people in different workshops and work experience opportunities would be beneficial to the whole of the community. We would like to create a space where everyone feels welcome and to achieve it we came up with a number of ideas of how to use these grounds for the benefit of the whole community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Host social and cultural events like family picnics
  • Regular film screenings
  • Renovated spare room so it can host workshops
  • Space created for employability and educational purposes

Why it's a great idea:

Creating a space for people from Childs Hill and surrounding areas will bring the community together and allow people to relax, learn and create in a welcoming environment. Many of the libraries in Barnet are now run by the collaboration of the local organisations and the Council, staying open only within limited times and being manned by volunteers. We understand that libraries need to be more multipurpose spaces, allowing people to develop their interests and spend their time in a stimulating and inclusive environment. Our main goal was to create an appealing range of activities the Library can host, from film screenings, book club, family picnics and vintage fairs to enterprise DIY project, autism and learning disability workshops, tutoring, language classes and employment workshops. We want to renovate the spare room to fit it with a small kitchenette with tea and coffee as well as a space for running these creative and educational workshops.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying equipment for film screenings, Lego corner, workshops and picnics
  • Renovating the spare room
  • Starting to organise all the activities with help of the volunteers

We will organise a launch party for all our backers and people from the area in late September! Pledge £5 or more for us and we will give you a free ticket to our first film screening!

Location Barnet

About the space

Childs Hill is located between Golders Green and Cricklewood


London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £6,351

Projector - £1,399 (22%)
Chairs and trolley - £1,140 (18%)
Renovation costs - £600 (9%)
Entertainer - £600 (9%)
Arts and crafts supplies - £350 (6%)
Licences - £310 (5%)
Lego - £300 (5%)
Speakers - £200 (3%)
Marketing - £150 (2%)
Floor cushions - £112 (2%)
Other - £1,190 (19%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Chairs and trolley
Renovation costs
Arts and crafts supplies
Floor cushions
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Screen
  • Garden chairs + table set
  • Insurance of equipment
  • Cables- Power cables, stereo jack, HDMI cables, RCA leads, speaker connector cables
  • Parasol with a base
  • Frames
  • Bike racks
  • Blankets
  • VAT
  • DVD player
  • Big picture books
  • Parachute
  • Animal toys
  • Scarves

Total £6,351

Our Volunteer List

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