Little Explorers Club

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Little Explorers Club

Somerville Youth & Play Provision By Somerville Youth & Play Provision

Creating an indoor and outdoor play space for under 5s to climb, jump, bounce, crawl, run, rock and roll! Making the most of our new building and re-vamped playground for our little friends.

Lewisham Delivery stage

£935
pledged of £7,158

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

Our dream is to run an indoor soft play area (with pack-away equipment) opening out onto an under 5s playground in our spacious garden. We will be open on termtime weekday mornings and the outdoor equipment will be available for under 5s during our normal opening hours after school, on term-time Saturdays and during the holidays. We will transform our downstairs hall into soft play heaven with slides, tunnels, rockers, steps, ball pools, mini trampolines, balance beams and other things we'd all like to have a play on. Outside will have mini cars and trikes, an outside mud kitchen, slide, music making, water and sand trays and all sorts of messy play you wouldn't do at home. This will be in the safety of our newly built child-friendly premises, which has a buggy store, toilets and secure garden area. Parents and carers can enjoy a well-earned sit down, a cuppa and free wi-fi. What's not to love.

What we'll deliver:

  • Build fencing and install outdoor play equipment in part of our garden.
  • Purchase outdoor play and indoor soft play equipment.
  • Undertake marketing of the Explorers Club in local areas.
  • Purchase and install a storage shed for portable equipment.

Why it's a great idea:

Under 5s will have a great new all-weather play space which will support their cognitive development, improve their health through exercise and build their social skills. Parents and carers will have a place to build connections with other local people and get involved in the other community activities run by Somerville. The Explorers Club will make use of our fantastic new building during school hours. It will enable us to generate some income to support the charity and keep the core service free. The outdoor space will provide a safe area for younger children whilst older ones play in our big kids' adventure playground during our after school and holiday sessions.

Steps to get it done:

  • Build outside fence and gate and install shed
  • Select indoor soft play equipment
  • Select outdoor play equipment
  • Begin marketing and promotion online and through local networks
  • Open the doors to under 5s!

Over 1,100 children and young people age 5+ are registered with Somerville, but until now we've not been able to provide for younger children. This project will help us to be a place for families with children of all ages to come, have fun, feel a part of a thriving community and let off steam! We will try and source the best value equipment, including using E-bay and second hand websites to purchase used equipment in good condition, where appropriate. Any surplus raised would go towards purchasing additional play equipment.

Location Lewisham

Lewisham has 117 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Somerville Youth & Play Provision, 260 Queens Road, New Cross

Council

London Borough of Lewisham

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,158

Soft play equipment: Soft Fire station set £270 2 x 15 piece activity set £1,178 - £1,448 (20%)
Soft play equipment: Foam Balls £78 ELC Ballpools and balls £144 2 x 18 piece sets £890 - £1,112 (16%)
Soft play equipment: Agility set £334 Bike & croc rockers £274 icube puzzle pieces £222 - £830 (12%)
Soft play equipment: 4 IKEA mats, tunnels, tents £160 3 x Soft slides £450 - £610 (9%)
Purchase of shed (£450) and installation (£125) - £575 (8%)
Marketing & Promotion 20 hrs @ £25 ph - £500 (7%)
metal seesaw £25, 2 junior trampolines £50, Plum swing and glider set £360 - £435 (6%)
Purchase of 25m fence (£350) and 1 gate (£46) and 15 posts (£21) - £417 (6%)
4 little tykes cars £160, 4 trikes £160, 3 trucks £60 - £380 (5%)
2 outdoor slides £100, rigid paddling pool £35, sand and water tables £50 - £185 (3%)
Other - £666 (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.

20%
Soft play equipment: Soft Fire station set £270 2 x 15 piece activity set £1,178
£1,448
16%
Soft play equipment: Foam Balls £78 ELC Ballpools and balls £144 2 x 18 piece sets £890
£1,112
12%
Soft play equipment: Agility set £334 Bike & croc rockers £274 icube puzzle pieces £222
£830
9%
Soft play equipment: 4 IKEA mats, tunnels, tents £160 3 x Soft slides £450
£610
8%
Purchase of shed (£450) and installation (£125)
£575
7%
Marketing & Promotion 20 hrs @ £25 ph
£500
6%
metal seesaw £25, 2 junior trampolines £50, Plum swing and glider set £360
£435
6%
Purchase of 25m fence (£350) and 1 gate (£46) and 15 posts (£21)
£417
5%
4 little tykes cars £160, 4 trikes £160, 3 trucks £60
£380
3%
2 outdoor slides £100, rigid paddling pool £35, sand and water tables £50
£185
9%
Other
£666
  • Spacehive fees
    £325
  • Transaction Fees
    £276
  • VAT
    £65

Total £7,158

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