Venture Community Association

The Best Playground in the West!

We will deliver a fantastic holiday programme for children from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds. Children will play, learn life skills and experience magical trips.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 15 May 2017 to 5:00 PM, 19 May 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1073115)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,436

Amount raised

£11,193

Donations

46

    Category

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

    Helping

Location

  • Venture is the best place to come in the holidays. We do wicked activities and the trips are always really good. I've made lots of friends here and my mum doesn't worry because its free to come.

    — Lily, aged seven.

  • Venture is the best place to come in the holidays. We do wicked activities and the trips are always really good. I've made lots of friends here and my mum doesn't worry because its free to come.

    — Lily, aged seven.

Situation

Holiday schemes are expensive and, in the area where we work, household incomes are low and child poverty is relatively high. Children also really benefit from being outdoors during the holidays where they develop in freedom and learn life skills. For children with no outside space and whose parents have no money school holidays can bring little stimulation and opportunity for adventure.

Solution

Our free holiday programme is a mix of play, creativity and adventure offering; facilitated play sessions; carnival arts; multi sports sessions; dance and drama; fresh healthy meals daily; trips and residential breaks. Parents and carers are asked to make a very small contribution for lunch and trips however for families who are unable to the contribution is waived.