Margate play project scoops £10,000 lottery grant

The money will help the Bandicoots project expand

A Margate play project that has worked with more than 200 children in just over a year has been awarded a £10,000 lottery grant.

The Bandicoots Play Project CIC  is a volunteer-led project, which provides weekly play opportunities for any child aged 5-8 years.

It has been recognised for its contribution to the community and  awarded the grant to continue to expand the project.

Opening its door in February 2017, The Bandicoots Play Project CIC has worked with nearly 200 children to provide nature themed play opportunities in the heart of Margate.

Working to ‘Create Communities of Play’, the project has a dedicated team of volunteer Play Rangers who support children to access free play opportunities, learn to take appropriate risks through adventurous play and help children create positive self-identities through encouragement and nurture.

The grant will go towards providing a greater range of play opportunities, including an expanded loose parts play area and woodwork, as well as many other exciting play experiences.

The project is always expanding and welcoming new children and Play Rangers, so if you would like to find out more or want to join, please contact The Bandicoots Play Project CIC through its Facebook page, email: [email protected] or watch out for its new website going live at the end of April: