OPA Play & Activity Day

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OPA Play & Activity Day

OPA Play & Activity Day

Oxfordshire Play Association By Oxfordshire Play Association

Each year OPA delivers a series of Community Play and Activity days across Oxfordshire & South Northamptonshire in line with the ethos of National Playday, the celebration of the Childs Right to Play.

Carterton Fundraising stage

pledged of £5,783
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £5,783 by 30 Apr 2018

Over the last 6 years we have delivered 62 events Countywide which have been attended by over 88,500 people. Our events are unique in that they offer both FREE Entrance and FREE Activities to ensure an inclusion for ALL. We fundraise to pay for all the activities and facilities management. We work with a wide range of partners to deliver these events to increase our delivery capacity, share best practice and reduce any duplication. For the local Children & Young People we offer ‘Health by Stealth’ - Fun and engaging activities all underpinned by serious messages within an outdoor environment. Parents and carers are better informed on where they can gain advice, support and guidance and what services are available to them, (particularly in the light of the recent Childrens Centre closures and withdrawal of Universal, open access services) We also educate families on how to Play and undertake activities at no cost. We deliver events in the heart of the Communities where we work

What we'll deliver:

  • Deliver a FREE Community Event
  • Promote Play & Physical Activity
  • Support Community Cohesuion

Why it's a great idea:

Our Key, Aims & Objectives for each event are as follows; For Children & Young People 1) Promote Positive Behaviours & Activities (reduce anti-social behavior) 2) Promote Increased Levels of Physical Activity 3) Promote Healthy Weight Management (obesity reduction) For Parents / Carers 1) Provide an Event offering both FREE Entrance & FREE Activities to Ensure an Inclusion for ALL 2) Demonstrate how Play & Quality Family Time can be achieved on a Zero / Minimal Budget using Natural & Recycled materials 3) Provide information on services and activities available in the local and wider area For Communities 1) Encourage a greater sense of belonging to promote Active & Engaged Communities – ‘Love Where You Live’ 2) Promote local clubs, groups and societies 3) Involve local groups, communities and Children & Young People in the planning and delivery of each event Feedback and Evaluation from these events have shown that they encourage a greater sense of Community Cohesion

Steps to get it done:

  • Event Delivered on Saturday 30th June

The Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, (Registered Charity Number 1160320) and has been providing a Countywide service across Oxfordshire since 1974. Our Mission Statement is to ‘Champion and to support the rights of all Children and Young People to have access to high quality, inclusive, Play opportunities to improve their Physical, Mental and Spiritual wellbeing’ We deliver 3 main areas of work; 1) Play Projects (Playday, Street Play, Play Rangers, Playful Woodlands, Therapeutic Playwork, Scrapstore Playpods etc) 2) Play Training (both Short Courses and Accredited Qualifications) 3) Support Services (Advice, Guidance, Outreach, Partnerships and Networking)


Location Carterton

Carterton has 4 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Alvescot Road Recreation Ground


West Oxfordshire District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £5,783

Hire of Activities = A range of activities for all ages and abilities - £3,850 (67%)
Facilities Management = First Aid, Event Insurance, Toilet Hire, Land Hire Fee etc - £500 (9%)
Project Management Fee = Staff Time to plan event, complete necessary documentation, - £500 (9%)
Hire of Recreation Ground - £250 (4%)
Marketing and Publicity = Flyers and Leaflets - £100 (2%)
Volunteer Expenses = Volunteer Travel Costs and Refreshments - £50 (1%)
Other - £533 (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.

Hire of Activities = A range of activities for all ages and abilities
Facilities Management = First Aid, Event Insurance, Toilet Hire, Land Hire Fee etc
Project Management Fee = Staff Time to plan event, complete necessary documentation,
Hire of Recreation Ground
Marketing and Publicity = Flyers and Leaflets
Volunteer Expenses = Volunteer Travel Costs and Refreshments
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £5,783

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