Space to play and much more!

Community, fundraising
and the difference we make

Our Community & Why we’re here

We have to raise every penny we need to keep providing the space and services our local children desperately need.

In our area there are an average of 12,020 residents per km square. This compares to an average of 5,600 for London and 366 for England as a whole. Many local children have no access to outside space or gardens.

We believe

  • Children thrive with positive social interactions
  • Play helps children develop responsibility through risk
  • that children who can play freely develop strong social skills and positive connections with others in their community
  • that children need space to take responsibility, to explore and challenge themselves

Who uses us?

During the holidays we average over 100 children each day.

Over the year we have well over 4,000 visits to the playground alone. While we do not target a particular ethnic group 72% of the children that use us are from ethnic minorities.

In our most recent new registration survey from July – September 2018
80% of children were aged 6 – 10 years old and 20% were aged 11+.

51% of the children were boys and 49% were girls.

Children per day

Visits per year

%

Ethnic minorities

What does the future hold?

We have been granted planning permission for an exciting and innovative new building to serve as a community hub and to allow us to develop a reliable long term source of funding.

A Community Hub

Recent Activities, events & projects

  • In partnership with Urban Growth we have built a new growing area, pond and greenhouse & provide for children and young people to learn gardening skills.
  • Bee Urban and our thriving bee hives produce substantial quantities of Slade Gardens Honey.
  • Hannah Theodoru’s arts and crafts workshops using scrap and recycled materials have helped the children engage with environmental issues.
  • Football camps in partnership with Lambeth Spartans.
  • Visits to Clip & Climb, Flip Out Trampoline Park, ice skating, Southbank, Crystal Palace Park, Myatts Field Water Park, bowling, Battersea Arts Centre and more.
  • Last year our annual family trip to Southend allowed over 90 mums, dads and children to enjoy a day at the seaside.
  • Summer Sports Day in partnership with Stockwell Park Residents Association gave over 100 children the chance to test their skills and improve their fitness.
  • Santa’s Grotto runs every year to mark the start of the Christmas season.

Recent Activities, events & projects

  • In partnership with Urban Growth we have built a new growing area, pond and greenhouse & provide for children and young people to learn gardening skills.
  • Bee Urban and our thriving bee hives produce substantial quantities of Slade Gardens Honey.
  • Hannah Theodoru’s arts and crafts workshops using scrap and recycled materials have helped the children engage with environmental issues.
  • Football camps in partnership with Lambeth Spartans.
  • Visits to Clip & Climb, Flip Out Trampoline Park, ice skating, Southbank, Crystal Palace Park, Myatts Field Water Park, bowling, Battersea Arts Centre and more.
  • Last year our annual family trip to Southend allowed over 90 mums, dads and children to enjoy a day at the seaside.
  • Summer Sports Day in partnership with Stockwell Park Residents Association gave over 100 children the chance to test their skills and improve their fitness.
  • Santa’s Grotto runs every year to mark the start of the Christmas season.

Who we work with

We work with many other groups, schools, charities and local services including:
• Beyond Autism
• The Rainbow Charity
• Bay Tree
• Brownies

Get Involved

We receive fantastic support from the local community and have developed close connections with local residents, schools and charities.

Please come and get involved we welcome support and there are endless ways you can help us. We value every penny and rely on the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. Please donate here or get in touch if you would like to talk to us about helping.