Community Play Challenge

£35,000 | London Boroughs of Barnet, Lambeth & Redbridge | 6 Ideas

Supported by Real Play Coalition

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The Real Play Coalition is a non-profit alliance between UNICEF, National Geographic, Arup, IKEA and LEGO Foundation. Its ambition is to create a movement that will narrow the play gap for 100 million children by 2030; making play globally accessible, integrated and inclusive. Play is critical for children’s well-being and skills development and we can all play a role in building more playful communities. Through this Challenge, you can start a new project to create more playful experiences for children in your community, school or neighbourhood.

How it works
  • Select an idea listed below and register to get your project page
  • Use your project page to complete the 30 Day Challenge
  • Submit a photo and your action plan
  • Let us know what impact you are having in your community
Who can apply
  • You live in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Lambeth or Redbridge
  • You're passionate about supporting children's wellbeing and development by creating more play opportunities in your community
  • You are an individual, an existing local group or a community organisation
What you get
  • Seed funding to start your selected idea
  • Free starter resource pack, mentorship and technology tools to get started
  • Additional impact funding, once you report back on the social impact of your active project

Explore & Pick an Idea to Start

Explore and select an idea that you want to start in your community

30 people have already joined the
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Why are people starting these ideas?

“The Real Play Coalition is delighted to support the Community Play Challenge – as we move through the pandemic the importance of play and place has become even more evident in supporting and engaging young people in our cities – and the Play Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to be part of building a playful future”

- Sophie Camburn, Director, Arup & member of Real Play Coalition Steering Group
Protect yourselves and your community: consult and adhere to local government advice on COVID-19 safety when starting any project in your community.
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