Manchester City Council - Summer Playscheme grants 2017

The purpose of the Playscheme funding is to complement the all year round play offer in Manchester. The funding is to provide free open access play activities, over the summer holidays with a particular focus on addressing gaps in provision, increasing the numbers of disabled children accessing universal play services and increasing children’s opportunities to outdoor play. It is envisaged that this will be done through the delivery of play activities from the Voluntary and Community Sector in Manchester. Manchester City Council

The funding will be used to support the delivery of the Valuing Young People Strategy (October 2016). The strategy outlines the Council’s ambition to provide opportunities for children and young people to meet with their friends, to participate in leisure, sporting and cultural activities and to develop the skills and attitudes that will help them prepare for their future.

Through the delivery of the strategy Manchester City Council expects children and young people to achieve the following outcomes:
• Be able to achieve their aspirations and expectations
• Be able to lead healthier and more active lifestyles
• Be able to participate in decision making processes
• Be ready for work and lifelong learning
• Be involved in meaningful, enjoyable positive activities
• Be safer from harm
• Have increased access to outdoor play opportunities

It is envisaged that the summer play scheme programme will also help contribute to the vision set out in the Our Manchester, Our Children “Building a safe, happy, healthy and successful future for children and young people”.

The four outcomes priorities of the Our Manchester Our Children: Manchester’s Children and Young People’s Plan 2016-2020 are for children and young people to be:
• Safe
• Happy
• Healthy
• Successful

There is £100k funding ringfenced for holiday Play scheme provision for Summer 2017. Manchester City Council wants to use this money to expand the existing all year round play offer to children and young people. Recognising the fact that there is a demand for supervised play provision in the holiday periods

A ring fenced amount of £100,000 has been allocated for Summer Holiday Play Schemes in 2017. Bids are invited for between £1,000 and the full amount of £10,000.

Priority Wards
• Harpurhey
• Crumpsall
• Ancoats and Clayton
• Fallowfield
• Withington
• Gorton North
• Burnage
• Baguely
• Old moat
• Hulme

If you want to discuss your application before submitting it you can contact Adam Farricker at:

Decisions will be made and notified to all applicants before 30 June 2017.

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 June 2017, 16:00