London City Mission

LCM Isle of Dogs Summer Programme 2019

The summer programme will engage with children and young people living in one of London's poorest boroughs. Young people will take part in activities that will help to improve mental and physical health, reduce isolation and anti-social behaviour and promote a more cohesive community.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 11 June 2018 to 5:00 PM, 18 June 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (247186)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,200

Amount raised

£12,062

Donations

67

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúVolunteering at the programme has helped me to get to know people in my neighbourhood who I wouldn't otherwise have had the chance to meet. It's helped me feel more part of my community and getting to know people has helped me feel safer in my local area.‚Äù

    — Volunteer at last year's summer programme

  • ‚ÄúThe activities at St John‚Äôs Park have been a God-send for our family. We‚Äôve met up with friends and made new ones from all sorts of backgrounds. Its presence makes us feel safer and more likely to use the park. Our two young boys love it!! It‚Äôs a big part of our young family‚Äôs Island life.‚Äù

    — Attendee, summer programme 2015

  • "The Summer Programme Keeps the young children out of trouble. It gave me experience in catering which will help me in the future."

    — Edward Bellinger, aged 14

  • "The Summer Programme Keeps the young children out of trouble. It gave me experience in catering which will help me in the future."

    — Edward Bellinger, aged 14

  • “Volunteering at the programme has helped me to get to know people in my neighbourhood who I wouldn't otherwise have had the chance to meet. It's helped me feel more part of my community and getting to know people has helped me feel safer in my local area.”

    — Volunteer at last year's summer programme

  • “The activities at St John’s Park have been a God-send for our family. We’ve met up with friends and made new ones from all sorts of backgrounds. Its presence makes us feel safer and more likely to use the park. Our two young boys love it!! It’s a big part of our young family’s Island life.”

    — Attendee, summer programme 2015

Situation

The Isle of Dogs is in Tower Hamlets, where 44% of households live in poverty. Crime and anti-social behaviour are also issues. This area is very diverse, with 18 different ethnic groups, but the wider community is often segregated. In addition to this, some young people will engage in anti-social behaviour as their parents can't offer alternative activities over the summer. Some young people rely heavily on school meals during term time, and do not have enough to eat when school is closed.

Solution

The activities provide cohesion and brings people together offering them fun days, crafts and sports for children, a pop-up park café, babies and mothers' activities and youth training workshops. By providing varied activities, learning spaces, healthy food and volunteering opportunities the Isle of Dogs summer programme will bring people together, help young people to learn new skills and provide much needed nutritional snacks whilst reducing crime and isolation.