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.

Sadly youth violence, gangs, drugs, poverty and childhood obesity all pose threats to our local children. COVID-19’s extended periods of isolation obstructed their development.

We are free at point of entry and offer a safe exciting space.

Come and be part of our brilliant volunteering team. Rent our facility for your event. Have a corporate retreat in our outdoor education space. Offer a few hours of your time to help out with a special project or a few hours of your expertise every month as a trustee.

There are so many ways YOU can help!

Become a Friend

Join as an individual, a family or even as a VIP. Our annual friendship plans have great benefits and all come with the happy knowledge that you are helping to secure the future of the APG. We have evolved our program and offer membership packages for Individual, Family, VIP, and Corporate friendships.

Friendship benefits include:

  • Free SWAG (T-shirt, buttons, bags, depending on stock and availability)
  • Free newsletter

Additional VIP Friendship benefits include:

  • Priority ticket booking for events
  • Free jar of APG honey (bee dependant!) or Free drink at the AGM

Additional Corporate Friendship benefits include:

  • Priority CSR working day booking
  • 10% discount on venue hire

You can download a membership form here with full details & how to pay etc – prices increasing April 2023.

Volunteering is fun!

Come & join us!

We love all our volunteers. Thank you!
Volunteering is fun and helps make our community a particularly welcoming & supportive place for children.

Recently our volunteers aged from 6 – 81 did some amazing things including…

  • Making 30 litres of pumpkin soup
  • Creating obstacle races & acting as race referees
  • Digging potatoes, planting tomatoes & weeding the vegetable garden
  • Designing & drawing posters & artwork
  • Managing events for hundreds of people
  • Running ultra-marathons, cycling for sponsorship
  • Welcoming visitors & selling herbs from our garden
  • Repairing our zip line with London Play Design

We have a space for almost every talent & any amount of time you want to give. If you have a specific skill set to share, be it marketing, mentoring, database building, cultivating plants, carpentry, we’d love your help. We have a Young Volunteers programme as well as regular adult volunteering sessions.

Maybe you’d like to have a Corporate Volunteer Day? There’s always so much to do. We suggest a voluntary contribution of £40 per attendee, and contribute to other supplies costs.

Better yet, become a member and have a say in all that we do. Use the Contact Us form to express your interest! We’d love you to join and contribute to your community hub! Together we are better.

Young Volunteers

Last year over 40 children & young people volunteered their time, energy & enthusiasm for events and projects at the APG.

In the last year our young volunteers

  • Undertook a birdwatch for the RSPB & did a nature survey
  • Ran chocolate fountains & popcorn stalls at fireworks night
  • Designed posters & logos for our events
  • Helped run sports day events including the 3 legged race & obstacle course
  • Acted as waiting staff at fundraisers
  • Transformed the hut into a chocolate factory
  • Dug, weeded and planted in our edible garden
  • Gained work expereince at our half term camps
  • Made friends in their community

If you are aged 6 – 19 and would like to do some volunteering just get in touch.

Recent & upcoming events & activities

We have an active events team helping to run events & activities at the APG. We always welcome new members so get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

Recent projects include:

  • A community sports day in partnership with Stockwell Park Residents Association which gave over 100 children the chance to test their skills and improve their fitness.
  • An open day & BBQ to celebrate the end of the summer holidays.
  • Our Fireworks night provided a dazzling night for over 450 APG users, their families and local residents.
  • Our Young Advisors group is making sure our children make choices and decisions about their playground & how best it can serve them.

Volunteer Created Sponsorship Opportunities that benefited us include

Pedal for your Playground, 2021

2021 was the 21st anniversary of the APG as a community run and managed charity. We celebrated with a fundraising drive beginning with 24 hour cycle challenge with a team of over 70 riders covering 768 miles.  This raised over £5,000 towards our operating expenses!

We always welcome volunteers so please get in touch if you’d like to join the fun. There are lots of ways to help including…..
• Raising funds through a sponsored event – from marathon to coffee morning!
• Donating raffle or auction prizes
• Joining the events team and helping to plan events or taking on a role from ticket collecting to running the tombola.

who we partner with

Working together is better!

We are a proud partner of Lambeth Community Hubs. Founded in 2011, Lambeth Community Hubs is a partnership of five community anchor charities that provide community building based services in their local areas. Our partners are High Trees, Longfield Hall, Stockwell Partnership, and We are 336. The Hubs collaborate to strengthen their reach and practice, ensuring their shared vision of achieving a more equal, inclusive and thriving Lambeth, for individuals who access their services and for the voluntary and community sector as a whole. Please take advantage of the shared mutual learning and resources in the library of templates, checklists and guides for organisations running community buildings on the hub website.


Who we work with

We work with many other groups, schools, charities and local services including:
• Bay Tree
• Beyond Autism
• Brownies
• The Childrens Village, a Home Schooling Group
• Kristi’s Older People Pilates Classes
• Norman Powell and Sustainable Communities 

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, sign up to volunteer on Saturday in the garden, or get in touch if you would like to talk to us about helping.