We are delighted to announce that The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded Play Gloucestershire £240,119 over the next 3 years, to provide outdoor play and support for children and families living in the heart of Gloucester.
Our ‘Play 2 Nurture’ project will support 90 school-aged children each year, using the therapeutic power of play to help those facing adversity to build resilience and have better life chances.
The project is targeted at children who live or go to school within a mile of The Play Sanctuary in Gloucester (GL1 4DF). It aims to use play to help young people experiencing emotional and/or economic hardship as we emerge from the pandemic.
“We are aiming for children taking part in the project to have improved physical, mental and social wellbeing whilst experiencing adventure, friendship and fun alongside our trusted Play Rangers and therapy dog” said Charlie Marsh, Project Lead. “We know how important it is for children to play, especially right now. This project will nurture children through play and help them to help themselves. We are incredibly excited and can’t wait to begin our play sessions based in our lovely Play Sanctuary”.