Grant funding opportunity

Published: 26 May 2021

Grant Funding Opportunity

We have received £1.6m from the government's Holiday Activities and Food Programme to support children eligible for Free School Meals. As part of this, we want to work with parish and town councils, organisations, community groups and schools across the county to provide activities and food for school aged children in the summer and/or Christmas holidays.

If your town or parish council is able to provide any or all of the following, we would like to hear about how we can work with you to support as many eligible children as possible over the summer and Christmas holidays:

  • activities and food,
  • activities only, or
  • food only.

We would also like you to pass this on to youth groups and organisations in your area who may use your facilities and may be interested in being a provider.

The Expressions of Interest questionnaire should be submitted online. Organisations will be asked to describe their proposal and how it meets the government's requirements. The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Midday Tuesday 8 June 2021 so that we can confirm funding as soon as possible.

Guidelines on government requirements are set out at the Department for Education’s HAF webpage.

If you would like to see a copy of the questionnaire before you apply, or you have any other queries, please email