Play England is part of the Free Time Consortium (FTC), a growing collective of local and specialist organisations working together to increase freedom to play.
The Consortium is founded on the principle of sharing information and resources to support more children to play more often. Through promoting good practice, and joint fundraising local Play Associations, forums, networks and national specialist organisations aim to make sure that all children in England have the time, space and opportunity to play throughout their daily lives.
Joining the Free Time Consortium
Voluntary organisations, charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and organisations registered as a community interest company can join the Free Time Consortium.
Organisations must agree to:
If you are interested in joining, please print and complete the FTC Application Form and FTC Statement of Commitment
Download Application Form [48KB DOC]
Download Statement of Commitment [97KB DOC]
Download Memorandum of Agreement [54.9KB PDF]
Download Further Information [40KB PDF]
Current Consortium members are: Birmingham PlayCare Network, Children's Links, Children's Scrapstore, Dens of Equality, Enfield Children and Young Persons' Services, Hackney Play Association, Haringey Play Association, Hillingdon Play Association, Islington Play Association, KIDS, Lambeth Play Association, London Play, Manchester Young Lives, Milton Keynes Play Association, Nature Workshops, Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL), Oxfordshire Play Association, Parkour UK, Play Association Tower Hamlets, Play England, Play Gloucestershire, Play Torbay, Playing Out, Playworks, Playwork Partnerships, Plymouth Play Association, Sefton Play Council, Shiremoor Adventure Playground Trust (North Tyneside Council), SkillsActive, Wansdyke Play Association, and Yorkshire Play.
Play England is a registered charity, no. 1150216, and a Company Limited by Guarantee, no. 07880687.