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Shaftesbury Park New Playground Project

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Shaftesbury Park New Playground Project

Shaftesbury Park New Playground Project

Shaftesbury Park Primary School By Shaftesbury Park Primary School

We are fundraising for a new playground to meet the needs of our growing school, provide further learning & development opportunities for our pupils & garden / play facilities for the local community.

Wandsworth Delivery stage

pledged of £7,169

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

At Shaftesbury Park, we believe that every child has the right to play and understand the fundamental role of good learning and play environments in allowing children to make the best progress and reach the highest possible standards they can in all aspects of their development. We want to install a high quality, outdoor learning and play space to help the children of our local community to develop confidence in their own abilities, be creative and to investigate and solve problems together, finding joy in exploring a natural environment.

What we'll deliver:

  • A high quality, outdoor learning and play space for our pupils
  • Much-needed play facilities to benefit our local community
  • A garden for the children, many of whom have no garden of their own

Why it's a great idea:

This project is a great idea for a number of reasons. Firstly, Shaftesbury Park is set in a ward with limited, safe outdoor facilities for children to play & explore their surroundings and we want to address this. Good play spaces are essential in facilitating children to develop not only confidence in their own abilities, but also their social skills, creativity & problem solving abilities. Secondly, statistics show that income inequality is relatively high in Wandsworth, with the gap between rich & poor greater here than in 26 out of the other 31 boroughs. This can affect children’s learning with those from less advantaged backgrounds often starting school 19 months behind their peers. Good quality early years provision can reduce this gap & a key part of such a provision is high quality play facilities. As young children learn primarily through play, our venture will have the potential in make a huge difference in levelling the playing field & improving children's life chances.

Steps to get it done:

  • Preparatory works - removing worn-out equipment
  • Installation of new equipment
  • Playground resurfacing
  • Grand Opening! Making the facilities available for the school and the local community

Please do donate if you can, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Many thanks in advance.


Location Wandsworth

About the space

Shaftesbury Park is located in the centre of the Shaftesbury Estate. This is a residential area in Battersea, South London, situated to the north of both Clapham Common & Lavender Hill. Most properties in this areas are let at social rent levels, though there are also some properties for market rent & agency-managed supported properties.


London Borough of Wandsworth

How will the money be spent?Total £7,168

Raised Woodland Hut - £2,799 (39%)
Deluxe Mud Kitchen - £2,299 (32%)
Hollow Log - Short - £799 (11%)
Crooked Pine Bench - Short - £399 (6%)
Insect Habitat - Post Mounted - £189 (3%)
Other - £683 (10%)

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.

Raised Woodland Hut
Deluxe Mud Kitchen
Hollow Log - Short
Crooked Pine Bench - Short
Insect Habitat - Post Mounted
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • This project is the first stage of a larger project to redevelop our school playground. In the event of raising extra money, this would be spent on additional items for this first stage including 1) a butterfly box 2) a ladybird tower 3) a picnic table 4) a mudpit.

Total £7,168

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