Holiday Activity Fund

Posted: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:37

Holiday Activity Fund

Nottingham City Council has secured funding for grants to provide holiday activities and food to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) over the Summer and Christmas holidays of 2021.

Funding will be allocated, through a bidding process, to community groups, charities and schools with the ability to deliver Holiday Clubs in communities across the city.

At the Holiday Clubs, FSM pupils will receive a free lunch, alongside a programme of activities focused on healthy eating, fitness and mental health.

Applications are invited from schools, community and voluntary organisations/groups and social/not-for-profit enterprises working to develop activities and services within the city boundary, all of these providers are eligible to apply for funding.

The grant funding is to meet the aims of the DfE's Holiday Activity Fund programme. These are:

  • To provide school holiday activities during the summer and Christmas holidays 2021.
  • These activities should include physical activity or enriching activities.
  • Children attending sessions need to be fed whilst they are there and you will be asked to specify whether this is something you can arrange or whether you would like this to be arranged for you.
  • The funding is for children who are eligible for Free School Meals which means they are from families in receipt of income support, jobseekers allowance, employment and support allowance or universal credit.

The guidance document should provide you with all the information you need, but if you have any questions you can also contact the team by emailing:

The deadline for grant applications is 5pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021.

Additionally, Nottingham City Council have engaged Nottingham Forest Community Trust (NFCT) to deliver Holiday Clubs across the City with some of the HAF funding. NFCT are looking for local providers to deliver a range of activities and services during the summer and Christmas holidays.

By working together there is an opportunity to help streamline and support the governance, compliance and safeguarding processes as well as delivery co-ordination and any necessary provider delivery training.

If you are interested in delivering programmes or services as part of this city-wide collaborative approach please contact Nottingham Forest Community Trust directly by emailing:

Graham Moran, CEO, Nottingham Forest Community Trust to register your interest.

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