Hackney Playbus

Funded on Spacehive 5 May 2013

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Hackney Playbus

Hackney Playbus

Hackney Playbus By Hackney Playbus

Our Playbus has been coming to Millfields Park in Hackney for 8 yrs. In summer we welcomed over 70 children per session. Our funding ends in May. Please help us so we can be there in Spring 2013!

Hackney Delivery stage

53
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£1,725
pledged of £1,720
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This project was funded on 05 May 2013!

Millfields Park is in Clapton, Hackney and a well loved green space surrounded by dense housing. There are several housing estates where families live, often without outside space in over crowded conditions. When doing outreach we have met families, new to the area, who don't know where their local green space is.

Our outreach makes sure that all families know what local support and facilities are available. Our Playbus sessions are a fantastic place for families to meet and share experiences and advice.

Please help us keep these sessions going through Spring 2013. With your help to keep going we will have more time to secure funding so we can get more families out in the park, prevent isolation and have fun!

What we'll deliver:

  • Bring our Playbus to Millfields Park, Hackney for weekly 2 hour play sessions for 5 weeks
  • We will carry out a 2 hour door to door outreach session in the surrounding area

Why it's a great idea:

Raising this money is about keeping a well loved and well used, unique local resource running. We know that with the funding for Playbus sessions in Millfields Park we will be able to reach literally hundreds of families in Hackney, some who know and love these sessions already and others who we are yet to meet.

With your help to keep these sessions running this will buy us more time to look for future funding opportunities to hopefully secure Playbus sessions in Millfields Park into the future. We are hoping that some of our families will run some sponsored events to help raise the money but we could do with all the support we can get.

Please get involved and get Hackney's children out in the park!

Steps to get it done:

  • We are all ready to do these sessions. We just need the funding.

Here is what some of our families say about Hackney Playbus in Millfields Park;

"It's amazing for all local people who live on estates. Lots of people need this."

"My daughter loves playing on and off the bus. Being in the park with the outdoor space is excellent! Please keep it up."

"I like the playbus. It's so fun for the kids and the parents. We can communicate with other parents and ask about activities."

"The people who work for Hackney Playbus are very good at their jobs; very supportive, balanced interactions with kids and carers."

Hackney Playbus has been providing play sessions to children and support to families in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs for free for 40 years. Your support to help make sure we can keep up this work really means a lot.

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Location Hackney

Hackney has 104 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Millfields Park, Hackney next to the children's playground

Council

Hackney Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,720

Salary related costs for 2 trained and experienced Playworkers for 5 Playbus sessions - £1,250 (73%)
Office related support costs - £110 (6%)
Bus related costs such as petrol and maintainance - £100 (6%)
1x 2 hour door to door outreach session in the local area - £60 (3%)
Service delivery costs including fresh fruit and play resources - £40 (2%)
Other - £160 (9%)

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.

73%
Salary related costs for 2 trained and experienced Playworkers for 5 Playbus sessions
£1,250
6%
Office related support costs
£110
6%
Bus related costs such as petrol and maintainance
£100
3%
1x 2 hour door to door outreach session in the local area
£60
2%
Service delivery costs including fresh fruit and play resources
£40
9%
Other
£160
  • Transaction Fees
    £67
  • Spacehive fees
    £58
  • VAT
    £16

Total £1,720

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