County Council funding continues to boost summer playschemes
With the final days of the summer school holidays almost here, Nottinghamshire County Council funding of more than £18,000 per year has continued to help provide affordable childcare and activities during the summer break.
As part of a three-year funding package, now in its second year, the County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) is supporting 15 community groups who are providing summer playschemes.
Nottinghamshire County Councillor John Handley, Vice-Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said:
“We are delighted that this funding, which was agreed last year, is continuing to benefit more than a dozen community groups.
“We know that without this financial support, these groups could not offer these fantastic playschemes which are offering exciting opportunities for children and have offered parents some much-needed respite during the long summer break!”
Below is the list of playschemes that have continued to benefit from Nottinghamshire County Council Local Improvement Scheme funding:-
• Basil Russell Youth Club (Nuthall Parish Council) received a £2,000 grant for their Summer Youth Club delivered during the school holidays when the existing provision at Kimberley Young People's Centre is unavailable;
• Blue Skies Community Initiative in the Retford and Misterton area received a £1,000 grant to deliver an affordable summer playscheme to rurally isolated children
• Clipstone Miners Welfare Community Trust (Clipstone Social Club) on Mansfield Road, Clipstone received a £1,000 grant;
• Fountaindale School Fund Play Scheme in Harlow Wood, Sutton-in-Ashfield, received a £2,500 grant to give specialist support for children and young people with complex physical, medical and sensory needs.
• Hetts Lane Holiday Club (Sherwood Junior School) in Warsop received a £1,000 grant;
• Lighthouse Mansfield (Queen Elizabeth’s Academy) received a £2,000 grant;
• Oasis Community Church Centre & Gardens in Worksop, and Oasis Community Church in Retford, each received a £1,000 grant;
• Pleasley Playscheme at St Barnabas Church in Pleasley Hill
received a £1,200 grant;
• Radcliffe Family Playdays at Radcliffe-on-Trent Methodist Church received a £1,000 grant for a service completely run by volunteers;
• Rainworth and Blidworth Detached Youth Project received a £1,000 grant.
• Selston Parish Stay’n’Play at Underwood Community Centre in Church Lane, Underwood, received a £1,000 grant;
• Stacy’s Playscheme, Phoenix Hall, Collingham received a £1,000 grant;
• Sutton Bonington Playscheme at Sutton Bonington playing fields received a £1,000 grant; and
• Toton Holiday Zone, St Peter’s Church, Toton received a £1,000 grant.