To support projects which encourage local people to be active, learn and play together.
Kids on the Green was started as an emergency response project to the Grenfell Tower fire on June 15th 2017. It grew into a successful community project on the Norland Green space that continued until end of September. KOTG delivers a fusion of play, arts inc circus and sports whilst also offering local young people a safe and supported space to get to know their neighbours and community and access well being such as art therapy and counselling on requestor . KOTG when delivering on Edward Woods offers a chance for the community to reclaim a large and fantastic green space for their use , where by before it was deemed a place of high anti social behaviour. This summer we have returned to the KOTG birth place on Norland Green open space and deliver the same engaging and cohesive programme .This time delivering to 11-16s and o
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The feedback that we recieved after our summer on the Norland Green space last year was outstanding. Residents spoke of joy of a project that enabled them to use the green and get to know their neighbours, breaking down cultural stereotypes and providing the community particularly the local youth with 4 days of activities & engagement. The fusion with wellbeing creates opportunities for community to access non statutory support . They are also mostly working artists and competent sports practitioners who have offered their skill sets to the project over the summer months.We are focusing on sports ,health fitness and circus arts this summer and can fast track young people into art therapy, counselling as well as sign post them to other opportunites and or youth services across H&F and K&C. Please support us!
Steps to get it done:
For this project we will partner with Let Me Play who are an organisation that work pan london to engage hard to reach groups in education and leisure . Let me play deliver free activities across H&F to 11-16s every summer and will be delivering sports and other activities such as mass zumba and fashion arts along side us on this project. KOTG will target the same age demographic with activities that specifically reach out to youth of this age. We are also partnering with the Urban Arts foundation who will be bringing their arts bus to the Norland Green every tuesday afternoon to deliver music projects alongside our many other planned activities such as aerial circus , dance . lyric and verse ,and health and fitness KOTG practitoners are chosen for their individual expertise in various areas. This summer as we target 11-16s we have staff specialising in hard to reach youth engagement , music ,sport& dance . We are able to sign post and fst track into art therapy and counselling also
About the space
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham