Guidance and resources
Happy Healthy Holidays are funding and supporting you to top up or expand your holiday delivery to provide free food and activity sessions that include children aged between 5-16 this summer.
Organisations who are funded by Happy Healthy Holidays are required to provide:
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 are supporting community providers to meet these minimum standards through offering signposting, guidance and training. More details about the minimum quality standards are available below and in the food section.
Volunteers - Sumaira.Begum@accordgroup.org.uk
For Selly Oak, Northfield and Perry Barr please contact:
For Ladywood and Hodge Hill please contact:
For Hall Green and Yardley please contact:
For Erdington, Sutton and Edgbaston please contact:
Guidance for Activities
- Enriching activities: clubs must provide fun and enriching activities that provide children with opportunities to develop new skills or knowledge, to consolidate existing skills and knowledge, or to try out new experiences. This could include physical activities such as football, table tennis, cricket etc.; creative activities such as putting on a play, junk modelling, drumming workshops; or experiences such as a nature walk, visiting a city farm etc. Bidders should set out how they can support providers to deliver a rich and varied mix of fun and enriching activities which are age-appropriate. We welcome bids that have also considered how they might encourage the continued use of fine motor skills over the summer.
- Physical activities: clubs must provide activities which meet the Physical Activity guidelines on a daily basis.