The Winchester Project

So Every Child Can

During the summer holidays children can become isolated and inactive and are at risk of antisocial behaviour on the streets. Parents and carers on low income struggle to find affordable, safe childcare. The Play scheme at The Winch is there So Every Child Can play, create and explore with friends.

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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 (1055059)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups


United Kingdom


The Winch serves an area where child poverty is a persistent, ongoing problem. Summer holidays are times when parents and carers on low incomes rely on safe, affordable childcare to keep working and manage personal finances. Children can become isolated, inactive and are at risk of antisocial behaviour on the streets. Following the hardships of the pandemic, children deserve fun holiday memories, healthy food and opportunities to develop skills and confidence outside of school.


The Winch offers low-cost, subsidised holiday play schemes where children can play, make friends and develop character strengths. Sessional staff support arts+crafts, gym, drama, and cooking to provide a good range of activities for more children. They also supervise our Adventure Play, take children and young people on trips and support healthy eating too. Our core team's size means we need extra staff to meet high demand over summer and to be open and responsive to our children's needs.

  • "The Winch is a very fun and safe place. It is somewhere I know I have support. I have been coming to the Winch for a long time and enjoyed every single day of it. The staff are so nice and supportive, I know I can go to them for anything"

    — V (13 years old- Girl)

  • "The Winch is a good place to be because it provides a place for people to chill and make friends while being given the opportunity to find new interests. On Wednesdays you can come to the basement and on Fridays you are able to play sports with friends and staff."

    — D ( 14 yr -Boy)