West London Zone

Summer activities for children and young people

Raising funds to provide fun trips and activities in the summer holidays for children on the West London Zone programme and to support young people finishing their 2-year programme to transition smoothly with the tools they need to thrive.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 14 June 2022 to 12:20 PM, 28 June 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160947)

open_in_new https://www.westlondonzone.org/
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,019

Donations

18

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

West London is one of the most unequal parts of the country and 1 in 5 children here are not receiving the support and opportunities they need to fulfil their potential. Many of the children identified for our programme are from low-income households and don’t have access to holiday activities and trips. After receiving support from WLZ for 2-years, we also want to ensure that young people are fully supported to transition away from the programme with the tools they need to thrive.

Solution

Joining up resources in the community, WLZ runs a 2-year programme of support unique to every child. In addition to term-time support and activities, we offer children access to activities and experiences in the schools holidays - from trips to the Zoo, to a Kayaking classes - to help build confidence and make new friends. To ensure young people leave the programme with the tools they need, we provide targeted support and activities for those children finishing their WLZ Programme.

  • I have done so many fun things on the West London Zone programme, all the trips are so fun and I have learned so many skills. It is good having a Link Worker based in school because whenever there is a problem they can help us to sort it out.

    — WLZ young person

  • The WLZ Programme is great opportunity to develop and encourage children beyond the classroom. I have seen children blossom in their confidence, love of learning and their place in the world.

    — School teacher

  • I like going to the Zoo with West London Zone because we get to see the penguins and all the other animals!

    — WLZ young person