Investment project code: 89
Group Information (where you are based, number of members, normal group activities etc…): We are based in the heart of Bellsmyre directly across from the Bellsmyre Campus. We are registered to cater for up to 24 children at any one time. We were formed to aid local parents to commit themselves to finding and retaining employment without worrying about childcare for their primary age school children. We are the only After School Club that operates or caters for the children in our area. We aim to offer good quality, flexible, safe, educational, fun and affordable after school care.
What will you use the money for?: The money will be used for a mix of things, including arts & crafts materials, a home corner play suite for the younger children, some external furniture to compliment our new location and associated surroundings (benches, picnic table, gazebo). It also includes the need for some internal and external storage. Then finally, some marketing / branding materials, to help drive up business which has been severely impacted due to Covid 19 pandemic, with either schools being closed, limited opening and also parents not working or working from home.
Who will benefit from this money?: We are a not for profit organisation and the money ultimately benefits the kids. But it does also benefit the parents and the wider community. For the kids, it gives them more choice, variety of what they can do with their time in the Club. Particularly we would like to be able to get the kids out more and utilise more of the free space we now have. For the families, it allows parents the ability to seek or retain employment, which is for the benefit of them and their families. For the community, the more people we have working who reside here, the more money will be spent here by them. Ultimately driving up improvements in the area, the shops, the facilities.
Proposed on behalf of: Bellsmyre Schools Out Club - £5000