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1800Hours of FREE childcare
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Tarner Community Project

Tarner Community Project is a charity based in Tarner Park, Brighton, dedicated to supporting the local community and providing all year round activities for children and young people. With OFSTED good accreditation, we offer a caring, inclusive, service. Healthy living and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do with an emphasis on physical and outdoor activities.

Children’s Projects

  • After School Club
  • Holiday Play Schemes
  • Support & Guidance

Tarner Youth Project – TYP Club

  • Girls Groups & Activities
  • Professionally Coached Sports
  • Open Access Youth Clubs


  • Tarner Festival
  • Winter Celebration
  • Community Engagement

What makes us unique

  • Set in beautiful Tarner Park with a full sized sports court and range of children’s play equipment
  • A full range of services for children and young people aged 4-24 including transition to secondary school
  • Open every day for 50 weeks of the year
  • Fully equipped, accessible building exclusive to the project
  • Two youth led community events annually, showcasing the talents and creativity of young people
  • City-wide community support agencies share their offers at our community events
  • FREE school holiday activities for young people

Our mission

Tarner Community Project was established in 1996. The Tarner neighbourhood experiences some of the highest levels of deprivation in the city impacted by low income, complex living conditions, mental and physical health challenges. A key ambition for us is to provide services, activities, advice and guidance to support these individuals and offer a wide range of free and affordable opportunities. We work with children and young people aged 4 -19 (SEN aged 24) and families. We provide high quality childcare through our all year round After School Clubs and holiday play schemes. Young people enjoy FREE weekly youth clubs, activities and coached sport sessions, as well as school holiday clubs, projects, trips and residentials. We offer young people one-to-one support and work with families, schools and social workers for those deemed at risk. We also offer confidential support to parents/carers on request.

Established city-wide multi-agency partnerships we maintain enable us to access a broad range of opportunities and support. We work to ensure everyone’s voices are heard throughout the community. We regularly consult with our service users and those we engage with to understand their challenges and changing needs so we can adapt our services and seek opportunities to support them.

The Project became an Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CiO) in 2013 and changed its name to Tarner Community Project (formally Tarnerland Children and Young People’s Project). The key ambition for the project remains the same; to offer essential services to families, children and young people in the local community. Through partnership working we now offer city-wide youth activities and support.


We are a charity. For over 24 years, we have offered a safe space of imagination, learning, advice, support and fun. The outbreak of COVID-19 has put the charity under threat. We rely on funding and the generosity of our supporters and the local community, so we can keep delivering all our essential services. Read more…