Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I deliver?
Organisations can deliver within the boundaries of the City of Birmingham.
We usually charge?
Each session has to be free for all young people attending. If your setting usually makes a charge, you may wish to consider how you could offer at least four hours free food and activity and anything over and above this, there is a charge for – if you have any queries please give us a ring on 0121 296 5190, asking for the Happy Healthy Holidays Team.
Bursaries can be offered to children eligible for FSM in charged settings so it is free for them to access those settings for at least 4hrs, enjoy a meal meeting School Food Standards + snack, 60mins of physical activity and some nutrition education as part of their attendance. Clubs would need to work with schools to ensure eligible pupils were recruited through a pre-registration process. Where children fail to attend, clubs would need to demonstrate that they have made reasonable efforts to support attendance and engage with the young person (s).
Can we provide sandwiches because we do not have access to kitchens?
Meals and snacks have to conform to the Food Schools Standards. Further information can be found at = https://www.foodforlife.org.uk/schools/benefits/school-food-standards
Sandwiches which conform to the above standards and form part of a nutritional meal and snack are allowed. There are a range of other cold options that meet School Food Standards which clubs will be offered training around. We would expect a diversity of healthy provision and not only sandwiches.
How much do we get paid?
£7.50 has been allocated for each young person per four hour session. This cost includes
1 One meal and one snack based on the School Food Standards. We have training and guidance to help you meet this standard.
2 Enrichment activities, which can be physical, craft / arts based or a combination of the two. We have training and guidance to help you meet this standard.
3 A total of 60 minutes of physical activity a day based on Chief Medical Officer (CMO) guidelines. We have training and guidance to help you meet this standard.
4 Nutritional education with hands on activities linked to food growing, preparation, shopping, food hygiene and cooking. We have training and guidance to help you meet this standard
Is there mandatory training?
There will be mandatory induction training for organisations who will be receiving a grant to deliver Healthy Happy Holidays activity. Training will consist of food nutrition, health community catering, the use of the programme toolkit and volunteer toolkit which will offer lots of ideas around activities, menus etc., programme needs from recruitment and pre-registration systems, mentoring and support to the completion of statistical and grant returns.
How do we get paid?
Payment will be paid 60% up front followed by 40%, this final payment will be dependent upon data submission and numbers actually coming through your setting (at a midpoint we may speak to you about re-profiling your grant up or down if there is a significant difference between numbers or recorded attendances and the amount of money you applied for), however, we will be keeping in touch with you and talking through numbers and demand. It will be paid by BACS from Sport Birmingham.
Can we partner with other organisations?
Yes, we welcome this, however, the amount of £7.50 per young person, per session, still stands and organisations will need to decide how they intend to deliver and distribute the money.
Where do we get support from?
Support around the completion of the application form is from Sport Birmingham, Accord will also be providing capacity building support, contact details are as follows:
If you require help completing the application form contract:
0121 296 5190 – ask to speak to a member of the Happy Healthy Holidays Team
Details of further and ongoing support will be provided at training sessions
What if we don't have large numbers?
That's fine, the model for delivery is based around the DoE model of four hours for four days over four weeks, but we also recognise that there will be variations to this, so please complete the form.
What happens if young people turn up and they are not eligible for FSM?
The investment provided by the Department of Education id for young people eligible for FSM and the HHH programme is aimed at targeting the geographic areas and communities. We appreciate understand the vulnerability of other children/YP cohorts that are not FSM eligible and as such we would not want settings to turn these children away.