A programme of activities is being designed to help take the pressure off of parents during school holidays and help to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children.
Local activity providers being sought to host free activities for school-age children, with funding available to sponsor sessions.
The Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food programme is being rolled out across England with providers being invited to apply for funding to host activities for disadvantaged children.
North East Lincolnshire Council are managing the programme and are inviting local organisations and community champions to bid for funding to host activities.
The programme is aimed at reducing social isolation, improving access to out-of-school activities for vulnerable children, and tackling so-called ‘unhealthy holidays’ by improving children’s physical health and nutrition during the school break.