Worcester Play Council

Freedom Leisure’s Sport, Art, Play development team work closely with Worcester Play Council to support play programmes and initiatives throughout the city.

worcester play council

Since 1987 Worcester Play Council has led, championed and influenced the role of play within Worcester City. The charity is run by committed volunteers and a dedicated board of Trustees, working with a wide range of stakeholders across the city to facilitate play for 0-16 year olds. Over the years they have secured funding to introduce new play worker and ranger roles who lead on local play schemes in the most disadvantaged areas of Worcester. WPC has continued to fundraise for play-schemes and training, raising the profile of play and developing Worcester’s City Play Strategy with local organisations.  

Worcester Play Council are committed to 5 key aims:

  1. Be the champion for play across the city.
  2. Develop a high quality workforce to deliver play based on current best practice and guidelines to maximise the potential of every child.
  3. Seek and raise funds for the development and delivery of play across the city.
  4. Offer up to date guidance and support to our members, partner organisations and stakeholders.
  5. Facilitate partnerships to maximise the development and delivery of play across the city.

Small Grants are here!

Across 2016, Worcester Play Council are supporting locally based community groups and organisations in Worcester City by enabling them to apply for small grants of up to £500 to develop and deliver play sessions for children aged 0-16 years.

A small grant can be made for up to £500 to support high quality and inclusive play, including: activities, resources, play schemes or events.

More details can be found on www.worcesterplaycouncil.org.uk

2015 saw hundreds of play activities take place in worcester!

Worcester Play Council mapped the play activities, events and schemes that took place across Worcester City in 2015 to promote public awareness of community play activities taking place across the summer. To find out what’s on in 2016, details for each organisation are listed within the document. Worcester City Play Activities.

play england

Play England's aim is for all children and young people in England to have regular access and opportunity for free, inclusive, local play provision and play space. They provide play spaces and funding opportunities country wide. For more information visit the website: http://www.playengland.org.uk/.