SGCPA is a community hub based on a long established and popular adventure playground for 5-16 year olds.
It serves a diverse South London community with a high proportion of families living in housing with little outside space, devloping ever more varied services in response to young people's needs and wishes. Even during the Covid lockdowns we were able to provide a positive outdoor experience for families with children with special educational needs and disabiliites.
The objects of the CIO are:
(a) of which such children have need by reason of their youth and social and economic circumstances; and
(b) which will improve the conditions of life for such children by promoting their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
We are looking for some new trustees. Two, currently our Chair and Secretary, have to step down at our next AGM in early 2023, and our constitution allows for two or three additional ones.
We have planning permission for a much needed new building, which currently accounts for a large part of our fundraising effort.
We would especially welcome anyone with experience and knowledge in areas like Law, Fundraising or Children’s Services, especially Play, and anyone whose background contributes to the Board’s diversity.
With its 1 ½ acre green site it offers open access play, prize-winning growing area involving children in gardening and the natural environment, exciting play structures, early years Stay and Play, a new youth club for 12+, an increasing range of sports, workshops and activities including work experience and training, and dedicated staff and volunteers. We are about to start including asylum seeking families temporaily housed in local hotels.