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New community programme at Propeller Estate

Posted on 04 May 2018

Hyde residents at the Propeller Estate in Croydon celebrated the launch of ‘Our Space - Move It@Propeller’ a brand new three-year community programme by taking part in a community event that saw more than 40 young people and adults and getting involved in a range of events and signing up to participate.

Play Place Innov8 CIC will deliver accredited volunteering, employability skills as well as focusing on improving local relationships and supporting grass roots activities. 

‘Our Space – Move It@Propeller’ is funded by The Big Lottery (Reaching Communities) and builds on successful pilot programmes delivered on Propeller Crescent during 2016-17.

The project offers a three-strand programme working with the local community to deliver:

  • Volunteering and community leadership - local residents will be recruited to take on delivery and leadership roles within the programme. Accredited training and qualifications in ‘Volunteering in Youth Work’ will also be on offer.
  • Youth participation and skills accreditation – PlayPlace Innov8 CIC will work with residents, volunteers and young people to deliver a programme of estate-based activities.
  • Health and wellbeing outreach - targeted health and wellbeing support for young people (13+) and parents/carers will be available at monthly outreach sessions on the estate.

Sarah Willis, Successful Places Programme Manager said: “Hyde Foundation is proud to continue working with Play Place Innov8 CIC on this exciting new phase of Move It! @ Propeller Estate. Through the programme Hyde residents will build skills, access wider opportunities and create greater community cohesion.”   

This new programme builds on a legacy of work from 2015 when the Hyde Foundation launched a partnership project with InUnity, a small voluntary sector organisation, to work with the local community to transform Propeller Crescent into a place where young people and their families can thrive. As a result of this investment, Move It! @ Propeller was born. This programme delivered estate-based sports, healthy eating, creative arts and community action initiatives.