Over the last 30 years we have designed, built and installed thousands of playgrounds. We have an in-depth understanding of the struggles faced by some schools and their efforts to raise money for a brand new playground. Not only that, it means we have a wealth of experience on how to achieve these much needed funds to make it happen.
To support with the challenge of raising much needed funds, we have created our very own funding guide. We utilise our experiences of working with Headteachers, School Business Managers, Friends of Groups, Parent Teacher Associations and Community Groups on their fundraising journey…
Before beginning your fundraising
Have a clear understanding of what it is you are looking to achieve. Engage the children as early as possible and discuss their ideas. This will ensure your project is a long term success! Creating a wish list of play equipment is a fantastic starting point that gets everyone visualising. It also helps get the ball rolling!
The next step is to get an indication of the total costs for your playground project. And a member of our team will be happy to assist you with! After this, you will know much you need to raise and ensure this is a realistic amount given your given timescales.
With a clear vision of your new playground and an idea of costs, you then need to form a plan of action. Deciding which grants or funding streams are appropriate for your project will enable you to achieve your funding goals as quickly as possible. Enlisting the support of PTA’s, Friends of Groups and Parents at the stage will also really help! Funding applications can take some time to complete. You may also be surprised what amazing skills and resources you may have amongst your project stakeholders.
Download our Council and Friends of Groups Fundraising Pack
Help is on hand…
If you would like any further advice with fundraising or available grants, our team are happy to help! Please give us a call to discuss your playground project. Don’t forget you can always start off small and build your playground in stages. You can always add equipment as further money is secured. For further inspiration on who we have worked with to help raise funds for their playgrounds, take a look at our case studies page.