Islington Council

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Working closely with Royal Bank of Scotland and the Council, Splash Projects came up with a plan to deploy £300,000 of funds committed by RBS and matched by the Council (totalling £600,000) to revamp the adventure playground facilities.

Throughout 2012 and 2013 a total of 1,800 staff were committed by RBS to complete the efforts, equalling 28,000 volunteer hours.

 

The London Borough of Islington was formed in 1965 by merging the former boroughs of Islington and Finsbury and remains the second smallest borough in London. With a population of roughly 200,000, the borough has the lowest ratio of open space to developed area of any London borough.

There are 12 Adventure Playgrounds, half of which are run by volunteer organisations and the other 6 by the council. By design, they are meant to be safe, open-access outdoor play structures for young people.

The Council’s goal has been to continue physical improvements of the facilities, ensuring that large numbers of children and young people can use them for years to come. Unfortunately, a lack of consistent investment had meant that some buildings and external areas had fallen into disrepair. Working closely with Royal Bank of Scotland and the Council, Splash Projects came up with a plan to deploy £300,000 of funds committed by RBS and matched by the Council (totalling £600,000) to revamp the facilities. Throughout 2012 and 2013 a total of 1,800 staff were committed by RBS to complete the efforts, equalling 28,000 volunteer hours.

Over the 2-year project, the borough of Islington received an investment valued over £1.5 million but for significantly less capital investment. Outcomes from the programme will be long term as attendance is expected to rise and visitors will see health benefits. We are proud to work closely with Islington on this this tremendous effort and look forward to contributing to future projects as they continue to provide facilities that incorporate nature and rejuvenate spaces in disrepair.

Read more:

Read more about our partnership on the Islington Council website

Read more about the project on the Business in the Community website

 

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