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New soft play facility for Hanley Market thanks to over £50k of UK Shared Prosperity Fund money

Published: Wednesday, 27th December 2023

Children and families in Stoke-on-Trent will have access to a brand new, state-of-the art soft play facility in Hanley Market thanks to £50,000 of funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been awarded £9,477,820 from the UKSPF to deliver projects which support local businesses, improve local spaces and assist residents with employment and skills.

The project is part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Family Support Programme and will create a soft play provision which will be supported by a programme of activities. The activities will be based around a number of themes, including positive parenting, increasing physical activity and improving health and wellbeing.

Alongside the soft play area, a facility will be created to provide residents with financial MOTs, access to the wider Family Support network of activities and other support services.

Councillor Sarah Hill, cabinet member for children’s services said: “We are delighted to be offering funding to this project as part of our Family Support programme. It’s become extraordinarily clear that the cost of living crisis is the biggest challenge facing our residents and we’re committed to playing a central role in combatting it, supporting our families and communities.

“This project will not only provide a bespoke soft play facility for our residents and access lots of other programmes to support families with finance, wellbeing and more. I’m really pleased that we are able to continue to invest in preventative and early intervention services in Stoke-on-Trent, to support children and families.

“The new facilities will help to boost footfall to Hanley Market and the city centre as a whole, giving a lift to the local economy and leading to increased opportunities for our market traders.” 

Councillor Lynn Watkins, cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “This fantastic project is part of our new Family Support network which will provide an extensive support network for children and families in the city. Childhood experiences can have a lasting impact on health and wellbeing into adulthood and by focusing support in those early years will make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of children and families across the city.”