Kitcamp

Children build their own imaginative play spaces and then rebuild and start again

Kitcamp's black panels are lightweight and fit together with ease, so simple that 4 year olds can do it! Weighing in at less than 1 kg each but strong enough to stand on, Kitcamp panels can be crawled in, climbed on and configured to create play spaces that inspire movement, engineering and imagination!

Slot the panels together, then fix them in place with plugs and straps (great for fine m...

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Kitcamp's black panels are lightweight and fit together with ease, so simple that 4 year olds can do it! Weighing in at less than 1 kg e...

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Join the communities already benefitting from starting a Kitcamp

You'll get guides and resources on how to bring this idea to life.

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

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"I love it. It has potential for all children: gifted children, less able children, anyone. It can be used all year round outside or inside, and it’s suitable for all ages (not just KS1)” Mrs Genner, Senior Teacher, Churchfields ‘An inventive and...

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Kitcamp
Churchfields school

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

  • Educators, practitioners and playworkers passionate about child led play and learning
  • Community groups that want to develop open ended play experiences for their community
  • Heads and Executive Heads wanting to develop an ethos of loose parts, child centred play
  • Academies and trusts wanting to develop an ethos of loose parts, child centred play
  • Charitable organisations, eg. hospital play, hospices, military communities

Kitcamp project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Check us out and apply for your Kitcamp!
  • Un-box!
  • Train up play leaders
  • Keep it up
  • Share your journey!

Time

Suggested: Up to an hour long training session with adults over zoom. Following this it is best to have Kitcamp out as a free resource on an at least weekly basis. The more Kitcamp is played with, the more the imagination builds!

Resources

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

47 Kitcamp projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

Transform any space into a creative play space. We are passionate about being able to provide solutions to play needs, enabling children and practitioners to sprinkle joy into the learning day!

With boxes of our modular panels and loose parts, we can help your team get started and play alongside the children as they imagine, build and play and then when they need a change, just deconstruct and start again! If you're experienced in child led play then we can give you a short introductory session and leave you to it!

Play.Make.Believe.

You can get started straight away, no need for built foundations or 'subcontractors', Kitcamp is so much more versatile than fixed play equipment.

We have provided kits for the military, educational settings, community and play centres, museums and festivals and are excited to bring it to you!

Emma and Ruth

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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