The Winchester Project

Support Our Summer

Coronavirus has revealed persistent injustices at the heart of society. Too many children start their lives facing disadvantage. The unequal impact of the lockdown has compounded feelings of social exclusion and threatens children’s chances to thrive. Together, we can give our children the chance to reconnect with their childhood, safe in the heart of our community.

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Donations open 11:00 AM, 23 June 2020 to 5:00 PM, 3 July 2020


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1055059)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • I want to come here again. I like to draw and playing outside.

    — Naya, Age 8

  • The Winch lets me feel confident that my boy is safe during the summer.

    — Anna, Marco's Mum

  • Its very fun and I like playing with Amber and My Little Pony. I like the Bubble Snake.

    — Eleanor, Age 9


In a borough filled with opportunity, our children are often denied the chance to thrive. Summer holidays are a time when parents and carers on low incomes rely on safe, affordable childcare to keep working. It’s a time when children can become isolated, inactive and are at risk of anti-social behaviour on the streets. Coronavirus has amplified these risks and will continue to impact negatively on our


The Winch offers low-cost, subsidised playschemes where children have the space and freedom to play and reconnect with friends after weeks of confinement. Our Ofsted Outstanding Play team have continued throughout the lockdown providing vital after school provision to the children of essential workers. They understand what children need to thrive in an environment changed by coronavirus. Please help us to save the summer for even more children. Please give the gift of kindness.