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A playful event in communities that celebrates the skills, resources and personalities inherent to the people that live and play there.

A Play Day is a playful event by and for a specific community. Free and open to all, a Play Day is organized around resources, skills, and interests inherent to the community.

We believe that play is a vital part of the human experience.

We believe in the benefits of play.

We believe play grows relationships and builds communities.

We believe in advocating for equitable access to p...

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A Play Day is a playful event by and for a specific community. Free and open to all, a Play Day is organized around resources, skills, an...

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There is no funding available for this idea in Spain, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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“One of the amazing things about Play Days to me is the diversity of ages from little kids to grands teaching each other. For seniors, the energy of the kids is contagious! For the kids, it is a day away from screens, learning to connect, to one o...

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Play Day
Jay Keller
LPA Volunteer

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • Play advocates
  • Teachers and Educators
  • Parents and Carers
  • Employers
  • Community Integrators

Play Day project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Get the Handbook
  • Build your Play Team
  • Engage your local City/Council
  • Set a Budget and Fundraise
  • Plan and Play


Suggested: Allow 6 months to plan with the Play Committee giving approx 2 hours per month to recruit the team, assign roles, secure permissions etc. A month out from your Play Day things ramp up so allow a couple of hours twice a week to keep things on track.


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Play Day

74 Play Day projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

At Let’s Play America (LPA) we believe everyone deserves to play. If you are looking for a way to bring play, fun, activity, health and energy to your community our Play Day programme and how to handbooks will help you do just that. Communities have gathered and played together for centuries and there was a time when these play events were the highlight of the year. Everyone looked forward to gathering, dining and playing together. We at LPA want to help you regain your sense of community, and we feel one of the best ways to do this is to plan a Play Day. It's your turn to bring magic to your community so read the steps with a playful eye, watch the videos, laugh, smile and dream of what you can do to bring play to others. Playing is universal and something we all should experience often. Let’s play!

Pat Rumbaugh, The Play Lady

74 Play Day projects have already been started

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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