Funding and Support
Over 100,000 children live in poverty in Birmingham; 49,714 (24.4%) children in Birmingham are eligible for free school meals; 1/3 of parents skip a meal so that their children can eat during the school holidays. We know that returning to school in poor physical and mental condition can have a detrimental impact on children's mental and physical well being, as well as their educational attainment.
We are looking for schools, community organisations, nurseries, youth providers, sports clubs and faith communities to work with us to ensure that children most in need across the city have access to food and fun activities this summer through the Happy Healthy Holiday's programme. We have funding and support available for local organisations to deliver free holiday activities and healthy food for disadvantaged children across Birmingham during the 2019 summer holidays. The aim is to support local organisations to strengthen both the quality standards and the quantity of free holiday activities with healthy food across the city.
If you would like to speak to one of the HHH team, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0121 296 5190.
The application deadline is about to close shortly, please get your applications in early and join us to be part of an amazing summer of food and fun in Brum.
What we are seeking to fund:
We have funding and support available to help you top up or expand your holiday delivery to provide free food and activity sessions that include children aged between 5-16 this summer. We are looking for:
- Projects that consist of activities (e.g. craft, sport, dance etc.) which offer healthy food and provide a great experience to children and young people
- Applications focused on areas of need and are accessible to children who are eligible for free school meals
- The time period for this activity is school holidays running from the 22nd of July to the 1st of September. We would encourage providers to consider delivering during 29th of July to 25rd August to ensure we can maximise promotional opportunities.
- Projects that are free for children to access for a at least 4 hours/day
There is a unit cost of £7.50 available per person for each session they attend and this must be used for:
1 One meal and one snack based on the School Food Standards. We have training and guidance to help you meet this standard
2 Structured 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 Nutrition education based on resources we will provide and hands on activities linked to food growing, preparation, shopping, and food hygiene and cooking.
The Department for Education, has asked that funded clubs/organisations aim to provide four hour sessions for four days over four weeks, totalling sixteen holiday sessions.
As part of this programme we will be able to support community providers to meet these minimum standards through offering signposting, guidance and training. More details about the minimum quality standards are available in the application form and guidance document.
What can funding be used for?
- Staff costs and volunteer expenses; for planning and admin; food preparation; reasonable venue costs
- Costs associated with sourcing catering, ingredients and food
- Modest capital items required to deliver the project e.g. small items of catering or sports equipment but not larger items
- Promotion and marketing (note we will also promote your activities)
- Applicants can be voluntary or community groups, sports clubs, schools, charities, faith communities, nurseries, local businesses, social enterprises or constituted groups
- Funding is for activity and food sessions over the school summer holiday period and must be fully spent by the end of August 2019
- Projects must be accessible to school-aged children eligible for Free School Meals of Birmingham
- Funding can be used to extend a current scheme/ project, introduce a new provision and/or work with other funding
- Consideration will be given to organisations offering multiple projects in a number of locations
- Each session must include an enrichment activity, healthy meal and snack (that meet School Food Standards), 60 minutes physical activity and an element of nutritional education
- Level 2 food hygiene and Safeguarding requirements must be met (see Guidance document)
- Successful applicants will be expected to attend networking events and participate in an induction course.
We are not able to fund the following:
- Trips or activities based outside Birmingham other than single day events
- Retrospective funding
The application deadline is about to close shortly, please get your applications in early and join us to be part of an amazing summer of food and fun in Brum. We aim to inform successful applicants as soon as possible. With delivery starting the week the 22nd of July. Applicants should allow enough planning time to start delivery. All activity should be completed by the end of the school holidays.
To apply, please click on the apply now button below.
If you have any queries about completing the application form, please contact the Grants Team on 0121 296 5190 or email email@example.com