Diary Dates

Want a list of whats happening and when? Bookmark our Diary Page as well as our Facebook Page.

Looking for a new challenging, fun, rewarding role? We are seeking Playworkers to join us at Saturday activity sessions and school holiday Playschemes.  Further details can be found on our recruitment pages


New Uniform

We recently received our new uniform.  We hope you love it as much as we do! 

Huge thanks to Embroider It who provided this in record time.  We are looking forward to receiving our sweatshirts ready for the cooler months.   


Summer Playscheme 2019

Our 2019 Summer Playscheme took place between Monday 29 July - Friday 09 August.  We had the most amazing two weeks of fun, laughs, days out, visits in and most of all friendship. 

We were based, as always at the Granta School in Linton.  We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Lucie and the staff team for the use of their facilities over the two weeks.   We were also visited by Lisa Mason, dance class and Phil Mullen, Cambridge United Disability Football.  Both Lisa and Phil are firm favourites with not only our young people but staff alike.

We made two visits out to Great Yarmouth and Wicksteed Park and had the most fantastic time! 
Photos will be up in our gallery soon of all our adventures!

Thanks as always to Star Travel who as always, provided our transport.   Sally is always incredibly helpful so if you are looking for transport locally please give them a call and mention CJP!


Gulliver's Dinosaur & Farm Park

Huge thank you to all the staff at Gullivers Land Dinosaur Park, Milton Keynes for really looking after us when we visited recently.  We would thoroughly recommend a viist if you haven't been before!  Check out our gallery for some pics from the day!



Unfortunately we didn't win the Peoples Projects 2019, all is not lost as we do receive a "runners up" award of £5,000 which will go along way to helping with additional days out and staffing for our Summer 2019 Playscheme.

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had from all our supporters and parents, and thanks to the publicity of this campaign we have been inundated by enquiries from those who want to access our services.  We will, headed up by our amazing Carol, continue providing our services to the Children and Young People.

It's not too late to make a difference to CJP, and there are many ways you can help us.

Visit our webpage for details on how to raise money for us via your shopping as well as our our Virgin Giving page



Votes are now Open!

Voting for the Peoples Projects is now OPEN!  We need your support to win a share of over £41,000.  This money will be used for our playscheme by way of days out, holiday playschemes, new equipment and additional staff to allow more users to access our scheme.

Please vote for us, it will only take a few minutes and will mean the world to our young people that use the scheme.
Share the link with your friends and family!




As we enter the final few days of voting for the Peoples Projects 2019 we wanted to say a huge thank you to all our supporters.  Thanks for sharing our posts, our pictures, our videos and most of all thank you for voting.



CJP Goes Live - Tuesday 09 April 2019

Did you get a chance to "check in" on our Facebook page earlier? 
We went "live" to give you all the chance to see what we do at the Playscheme and see some of our amazing staff in action.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to support our Children and Young People with either 1:1 or 1:2 care during the playschemes.  Not only this but we are fortunate to have our lovely volunteer Chris, who at 21 is our youngest member of volunteering staff.  Chris attended the Saturday clubs and Playschemes for many years before he became "too old" to use our services.  Chris sat a formal interview and now comes back to volunteer for us and support our current cohort of attendees! 


Huge Thanks! For all the votes and support so far! We really do appreciate it.

If you haven't already voted, there is still time - 9 days to go!

Please share our link to all your friends, family and colleagues. 


Radio Stars!

03 April 2019 - This morning our Chair of Trustees, David Jones, had the privilege of chatting to Julian and Lucy from the breakfast show on Cambridge 105 Radio about our fantastic news for the Peoples Projects. 

The show is available to listen to on the podcast from Cambridge 105 Radio.  Huge thanks to Julian and Lucy for their    support!


CJP On the News!


Did you see us this evening on the ITV Anglia East News?

Take a look at our Peoples Projects video here.



We can't believe the fantastic news! We have been made finalists for the People's Projects 2019.

We are going to need your help when the voting opens on 01 April 2019, but for now please share the amazing news far and wide!

We are so Unbelievably honoured to be in the final!

The People's Project : Since 2005, the partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery, ITV and STV has given the public a say in how funding should be put to good use in their local area.

The People’s Projects has awarded around £42 million to 960 good causes across the UK since it started in 2005.



We are delighted to announce the dates for our EASTER PLAYSCHEME for 2019.

We will be running a weeks activities at the Granta School, Linton from Monday 08 April - Friday 12 April 2019.
If you have a young person interested in joining us please contact us camjointplay@btconnect.com for further details and an application form. 


Cambridge Arts Theatre


Huge thanks to the Cambridge Arts Theatre, a wonderful time was had by all at last years Panto of Aladdin.  The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

We would also like to express a heartfelt thanks for the generous donation which was raised via a bucket collection for CJP at the Panto.  This money will be put to very good use this year for outings and activities. 

New Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to our new sponsors, TWI Ltd and Scotsdales Garden Centre who have generously donated to our Playscheme. Huge thanks from all the children and young people.


Easter Playscheme

The Easter Playscheme was a huge success, we would like to thank Tesco Newmarket Road, Cambridge United Community Trust and Granta School for making it such a success and welcoming our young people! We really look forward to working with you again in the future. Full coverage can be found in our April 2016 newsletter which will be issued shortly. Photographs can be found online in our gallery as well as on our facebook page.


Happy Birthday to us!

This year we are celebrating 21 years of Cambridge Joint Playschemes.  Have a look at our 21st Birthday pages for a trip down memory lane and details of our 21st Birthday Party!

Welcome to our new Sponsor

We would like to welcome and thank the lovely team at Bouncing Beans who are kindly sponsoring our Playscheme.  We look forward to working with you. I don't know about you but I can't wait to try out their bouncy castles!


Forthcoming Playschemes

Planning is currently underway for our Easter and Summer Playschemes.  We are looking for companies to sponsor us for these events and provide fantastic opportunities for our young people.  If this is something you are interested in please drop us an email office.camjointplay@btconnect.com



Sincere apologies for the lack of updates on our website recently, this was due to a hosting problem, which has now been repaired!


New Fundraising Opportunities

We have recently started collecting printer cartridges which we then recycle via Empties Please.  If you do have any used cartridges or toners please let us know. We would love to take them off your hands!

Christmas Shopping?

Do you shop online? Do it through easyfundraising.org.uk and raise a free donation for Cambridge Joint Playschemes every time you shop! https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/camjointplay/
There is absolutely no cost to you and no catch - every time you shop online we get a donation!


Radio 5 Live Discussion

Our Chairman, David Jones, joined an interesting discussion on Radio 5 Live  on Tuesday about "Who cares for Special Needs children after their parents are no longer able to or after they die". A challenging topic for many parents. A spokesperson from a Charity called Fitzroy is also part of the discussion which provides services to adults with special needs.  The discussion can be found over on our facebook page. Makes for interesting listening,


Committee Members Needed

30 October 2015

In order to keep Cambridge Joint Playschemes running, we need more Committee Members.  If you have an interest in keeping our scheme going we need YOU!  The Committee meets 5 times a year for no more than 2 hours at time. Meetings are held during the day and we always have lots of tea & biscuits!

It's your chance to get involved and help raise money for our fantastic scheme. If you are interested please drop us an email camjointplay@btconnect.com

Playworkers Needed

Think you have got what it takes to work with our amazing children and young people? Head over to our "Staff" pages and download our application forms.


Cambridge Evening News: Community Awards 2015

05 October 2015

The winners gallery is now up and live on the Cambridge Evening News website. Great to see such worthy winners, including our very own Carol Brown.

We are incredibly proud to announce that on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at an awards ceremony hosted by Homerton College, Cambridge Joint Playscheme were awarded the accolade of COMMUNITY GROUP WINNER 2015

Our Activities Manager, Carol Brown, was also awarded CARER OF THE YEAR 2015 for the amazing work she does at the Playscheme.

Photos are now available in our  into our photo gallery as well as the the news coverage can be found online at Cambridge Evening News: Community Awards 2015


Summer Playscheme 2015

The Summer Playscheme was a huge success, we would like to thank Cambridge Evening News Press Relief Fund, Arts Theatre, Tesco Newmarket Road, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Scotsdales Garden Centre, Linton PCSO Team and Cambridge Fire Station for making it such a success and welcoming our young people!   We really look forward to working with you again in the future.  Full coverage can be found in our August 2015 newsletter.