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Funding available for improving your play spaces in Croydon - deadline 16th January 2009!
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has provided some funding to Croydon Council to improve and develop local play spaces; this funding is called Playbuilder Grants Programme 2009-11 and, as a result of it, Croydon is investing £1.1 million between now and March 2011 in making better public play spaces for children, young people, families and the whole community.
Are there play spaces that you would like to improve or develop in your local area? If yes, then Playbuilder may be the grants programme for you.
Playbuilder is offering up to £50,000 per project to be spent on improving the quality and range of Croydon's local play spaces . It can only be spent on equipment, design of play spaces and building work. It cannot be used to pay for staff or co-ordinators, rent or maintenance etc... Play spaces must be free and open access
The Council is very keen in having community organisations involved in this. You can either:
Put a bid in yourself if you need a play area to be built on your premises or you want to improve the one you have now.
Contact the Council to discuss any play area that is local to you and you really think would benefit from being improved as part of this project. You can see in the guidance that you can contact different people depending on where the site is (park / estate etc). Even if you have a simple idea on what needs improving, it is worth discussing it with them as they might be able to develop a pratical way of getting a result.
The closing date for this year applications is 2pm on Friday 16th January 2009. Discuss your idea with Julie Christie on Julie.Christie@croydon.gov.uk or call her on 020 8604 7147.