Advice, Resources and Training
Playboard NI | More Info
PlayBoard is an independent charity and the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland. Since its establishment in 1985, PlayBoard has been committed to supporting children and young people’s play through a combination of:
RoSPA - Play Safety | More Info
RoSPA Play Safety provides training on playground management and the safety of indoor and outdoor play areas. We provide playground inspections for public and commercial play areas and a wide range of additional play-related services and our advice and information covers all aspects of playground safety.
RPII | More Info
The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) is the official UK body for examining, accrediting and certificating inflatable, indoor and outdoor play inspectors. The RPII also accredits courses for the training of inspectors to ensure that playground safety standards are met and adhered to for your complete peace of mind.
Play Services Ireland | More Info
Play Services Ireland is focused on helping those responsible for playgrounds do their utmost to manage risk in a responsible way. This is done through the provision of Post Installation, Operational and Annual Inspection services, through training others in Risk Assessments and Routine and Operational Inspections and also by providing wiser advisory services such as design and consultation during the development of playground projects.
API | More Info
The API is the lead trade body within the play sector representing the interests of manufacturers, installers, designers and distributors of both indoor and outdoor children's play equipment and play area surfacing. API members offer a wealth of experience supplying play provision and design, creating environments that deliver visible challenge and risk within well-developed safety standards.
Awards for All | More Info
Awards for All gives groups a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants of between £500 and £10,000. You can apply at any time and you will normally hear our decision in three months.
Full details on how to apply are contained in the guidance notes. The guidance notes and application form can be downloaded from the webpage
Space & Place | More Info
The Space and Place Consortium in Northern Ireland, will deliver this £15 million programme to bring communities in Northern Ireland together by making better use of local spaces and places.
The Space and Place Consortium is led by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and includes: Groundwork NI,Northern Ireland Housing Executive,Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland Environmental Link and Rural Community Network
This programme will support local communities to connect people by developing under-used and difficult spaces, improve the health and well being of local people and increase their opportunities to take part in activities in their area.
Childcare Partnership NI | More Info
Childcare Partnerships offer information and support to childcare providers, parents and employers. Our aim is to increase the number of childcare places and to ensure high quality affordable childcare for parents across Northern Ireland.
We support parents to access quality childcare through our online childcare search facility, our guide to choosing a quality childcare service and by providing information on reducing childcare costs. We offer a range of support locally to childcare providers including: