“I loved coming here” – How our community grants are funding fun activities for children
When Sneinton’s Muslim Community Organisation (MCO) wanted to run a three-day summer playscheme for children last August, they applied for one of our Community Grants to help fund the project.
The £412 grant paid for local artist Sarah Manton to run creative workshops for 24 children aged 5-9 – giving them the chance to try their hand at stone painting, badgemaking and shadow puppet making, take home the artworks they’d created and put on a puppet show for their parents. The grant also paid for a sports coach to run multisport activities for the children in the MCO Centre sports hall.
Nadeem Haider from MCO explained:
“The project was aimed at children from different backgrounds in Sneinton, including those who had moved to the area recently, with the idea of helping them learn new skills, boost their physical fitness and creativity, and make new friends with children from other cultures.”
The playscheme proved a big hit with children and parents alike with one child saying “I loved coming here” and a parent saying “the kids really enjoyed themselves – thank you.”
Spring Live launches on Tuesday 6 April – free live event holiday activities for children and young people aged 7-16 living in St Ann’s and Sneinton.
It’s been a year since we published St Ann’s Stories – if you missed it first time around, it’s still available to read absolutely free online!