Children and young people need to be able to play freely and free of charge in their own neighbourhoods.
For this to be possible there must be a range of provision to meet the needs of children and young people of different ages, abilities and interests. Whatever the type of provision offered, all projects and services require resources in the form of money, staff, equipment, and space or premises.
Although mainstream funding must be available for this provision, there is potential for raising income from voluntary and charitable sources, through local fundraising and from generating income through business practices. Based on literature research, discussions with play service managers, a survey of play providers and ten detailed case studies Playing On addresses the key issues of attracting longer-term funding and the sustainability of play provision.
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